How To Become A Referee

How to Become a Referee

Current Certification Year: 2016 -  (2016 badges are good until December 31st, 2016 )

Current Registration Year Starting July: 2017 -  (Registration is now only open to become certified for 2017)

2017 referees can start officiating as soon as they receive their ID & Badge for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017.

There are two entry level referee grades: Grade 9 & Grade 8

Grade 9 - For those interested in officiating youth recreational games only

1.) You'll need to register and pay your USSF fees.($40)

2.) Complete the grade 9 online modules.
3.) Make sure you have a current picture in your referee profile.

4) For Adults Only- Get fingerprinted for Cal South.   

To be directed to the Grade 9 registration links click here. 


Grade 8 For those interested in officiating both youth competitive and recreational games.
1.) You'll need to register and pay your USSF fees.($55)

2.) Register to attend a 4 hour field training.

3.) Take your online grade 8 modules.

4.) Make sure you have a current picture in your referee profile.

5.) For Adults Only- Get fingerprinted for Cal South. 

Please Click Here for visual instructions on how to register online.