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 Registered* 12/31/2013
2014 July 1, 2013 *June 14, 2014 Date Registered* 12/31/2014
2015 July 1 2014 *June 14 2015 Date Registered Dec 31 2015
2016 July 1, 2015 *June 14, 2016 Date Registered* 12/31/2016
2017 July 1, 2016 *June 14, 2017 Date Registered* 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 2014-2015 Re-certification (Maintenance)
and Certification (Upgrading) Requirements
(click each grade to view requirements)

> Grade 9 (Entry Level) - Recreational Youth
(click to view requirements for this grade)

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
(click to view requirements for this grade)

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


> Emeritus - Grades 13, 14, 15 and 16
(click to view requirements for this grade)

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.

Emeritus Application   


> Grade 7 - Adult
(click to view requirements for this grade)

The purpose of the Grade 7 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the amateur adult game. 

Upgrade Application    |   SAMPLE Upgrade Application / Portfolio

Download Templates to create Portfolio:   Cover Page (Word)   Log of Games/Tournaments/etc (Excel)   Final Page (Word)


> Grade 6 - State Referee
(click to view requirements for this grade)

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 2015 Certification

Cal South State Referee Fitness Test    -   For Competitive Game Assignment (Will be offered In Feb. 2015)

   

Upgrade Application         |       Sample Upgrade Application 

Download Templates to create Portfolio:   Cover Page (Word)   Log of Games/Tournaments/etc (Excel)   Final Page (Word)

   

> 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."

 
Questions can be directed to Nicole Ward, Referee Identification and Training Coordinator, at nward@ussoccer.org.  


> Grade 8 - Futsal
(click to view requirements for this grade)

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
(click to view requirements for this grade)

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)