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)

Upgrading Sessions (click for registration page):     Ventura 11/2/13     Citrus (Glendora) 12/1/13     San Diego 12/7/13


> 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.

Upgrade Application    |    SAMPLE Upgrade Application / Portfolio    |    FIFA Sprint and Interval Test     

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

Upgrading Sessions (click for registration page):     Ventura 11/2/13     Citrus (Glendora) 12/1/13     San Diego 12/7/13

Maintenance Sessions (click for registration page):     Ventura 11/2/13     Citrus (Glendora) 12/1/13     San Diego 12/7/13  

To: State Referees
From: Cal South SRC
Re: Grade Designation & Discontinuation Announcements
Date: Oct. 23, 2013

U.S. Soccer will be changing the Grade 5 designation from State Referee to National Candidate effective July 1, 2014. This change will result in all State Referees being registered as Grade 6 and U.S. Soccer will oversee the registration and selection of future National Candidates. This change results in U.S. Soccer clearly defining the Zone 2 referee population as Grade 5 National Candidates and Grade 4 National Officials. This also means that Zone 1 will now encompass Referee Grades 9, 8, 7 and 6. U.S. Soccer will also be discontinuing the Grade 12 designation effective July 1, 2014.Again, these requirements won't go into effect until July 1, 2014, but State Referee Associations may implement them sooner if interested.

Cal South SRC will start implementing these changes immediately and we will therefore, no longer have a clinic to upgrade from grade 6 to 5.  All grades 5 and 6 will now be consolidated into State referees.

> Grade 5 - National Candidate
(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.

To: Registered Grade 5 Officials    
From: U.S. Soccer Federation
Re: 2015 National Candidate Declaration Process
Date: Oct. 30, 2013

This email is to provide all current grade 5 referees and State Referee Administrators with information specific to the 2015 National Candidate Declaration process. Prospective 2015 National Candidates :

The 2015 National Candidate Application window will be open from November 1-30, 2013. Grade 5 officials interested in upgrading to National Referee/Assistant Referee for 2015 are to complete their application and administrative requirements by November 30, 2013.

2015 National Candidates are Grade 5 officials whose upgrade to a 2015 National Referee/Assistant Referee badge are pending and will be based upon their body of work from November 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014.

Documents and forms are accessible here: 2015 National Candidate Declaration

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)