|Registration Year||First day to Register||Last day to Register||Valid From||Valid To|
|2013||July 1, 2012||*June 14, 2013||Date Approved*||12/31/2013|
|2014||July 1, 2013||*June 14, 2014||Date Approved*||12/31/2014|
|2015||July 1 2014||*June 14 2015||Date Approved*||12/3/12015|
|2016||July 1, 2015||*June 14, 2016||Date Approved*||12/31/2016|
|2017||July 1, 2016||*June 14, 2017||Date Approved*||12/31/2017|
*Last day to register is strict in order to allow us enough time to process your registration with the federation
Cal South 2016 Certification, Re-certification (Maintenance)
> Grade 9 (Entry Level) - Recreational Youth
The purpose of the Grade 9 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the small sided and recreational youth game.
> Grade 8 (Entry Level) - Competitive Youth
The purpose of the Grade 8 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the competitive youth game.
> Emeritus - Grades 13, 14, 15 and 16
The purpose of the emeritus grades is to allow officials to retire from the game at the highest referee grade they attained. It may not be used to circumvent any registration, certification or recertification requirements mandated by U.S. Soccer or the State Referee Association.
> Grade 7 - Adult
The purpose of the Grade 7 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the amateur adult game.
Mid-Year Upgrading Option to Grade 7 after January 2015- June 2015
At this time of the year, if an individual has not completed their 3 RPD or attended and Upgrade class they have two options:
1.) Register as a Grade 8 for 2015. Then with more time on your hands, start attending RPD trainings at your leisure to fulfill that requirement and be ready for 2016 registration. (This option would be best for those who are not in a hurry to upgrade)
2.) Register as a Grade 8 for 2015. In the meanwhile continue to work for a Mid-Year Grade Change. You will need to attend 3 RPD. Once you are done, you will need to pay the Change Grade fee of $20. This can be paid via Check, Credit Card Authorization or Over the Phone. (This option is best fit for those individuals who would be interested in taking the Grade 6 Upgrade for 2016. You must remember that you will need to take another 3 RPD to be applied for that 2016 certification)
> Grade 6 - State Referee
The purpose of the State Referee Course is to prepare officials for the most competitive matches within their state and region.
As Stated by United States Soccer Federation:
"State Referee Associations are also empowered by U.S. Soccer to establish fitness, assessment and training standards outside the parameters of grade. Although independent of grade, these standards should be advanced when compared to the existing grade requirements. These advanced standards should be specific to the needs of local competitions or specific to participation in state level development programs....
Again, these additional standards can be instituted by State Referee Associations outside the scope of grade requirements and are intended to promote the development of referees and support the needs of local, regional and national competitions"
FiFA Sprint and Interval Test - For 2016 Certification
Cal South State Referee Fitness Test - For Competitive Game Assignment
> Grade 5 - National Candidate
Grade 5 is now administered through US Soccer. Please click here for instructions on how to apply for it.
Per United State Soccer Federation:
"We encourage officials who are applying to also complete all requirements set forth by their state to be registered as Grade 6 State Officials, in case they are not selected to be a National Candidate or National Official."
> Grade 8 - Futsal
The purpose of the Grade 8 Futsal Referee Course is to prepare officials for amateur futsal competitions at the youth and adult levels.
> Grade 8 - Indoor
The purpose of the Grade 8 Indoor Referee Course is to prepare officials for amateur indoor competitions at the youth and adult levels.
> Beach Soccer
Maintenance and Certification in review and coming soon.
Submit Upgrade/Emeritus Applications forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org Incomplete or missing Upgrade/Emeritus Applications will not be processed and will delay your process.