Maintenance and Upgrade Requirements

Registration Matrix

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 2017 Certification, Re-certification (Maintenance)
and Upgrading Requirements

  Grade 9 (Entry Level) - Recreational Youth - 2017

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 - 2017

The purpose of the Grade 8 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the competitive youth game.


   Emeritus - Grades 13, 14, 15 and 16 - 2017

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 2017

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 2017- June 2017

At that time of the year, if an individual has not completed their 5 RPD or attended and Upgrade class they have two options:

1.) Register as a Grade 8 for 2017. Then with more time on your hands, start attending RPD trainings at your leisure to fulfill requirements and be ready for 2018 registration. (This option would be best for those who are not in a hurry to upgrade)

2.) Register as a Grade 8 for 2017. In the meanwhile continue to work for a Mid-Year Grade Change. You will need to attend 5 RPD. Once you are done, you will need to pay the Change Grade fee of $20. This can be paid via Check, Credit Card or Over the Phone. (This option is best fit for those individuals who would be interested in taking the Grade 6 Upgrade for 2018. You must remember that you will need to take another 5 RPD to be applied for that 2018 certification)

 


   Grade 6 - State Referee - 2017

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 - State Referee - 2017

   Grado 5 en Espanol

State Grade 5 are no longer associated as National Candidates, but are State Referees who are selected by their State Referee Association, not by US Soccer.

FiFA Sprint and Interval Test    -   For 2017 Certification

For Application Portfolio click here.

 


> 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: refereeregistration@calsouth.com Incomplete or missing Upgrade/Emeritus Applications will not be processed and will delay your process.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In your email please include the information of assessment (Dates of Assessment, Assessor, Upgrade/Maintenance) .