I Want to Referee


Registering as a new referee begins with the USSF Learning Center at http://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/. Linked below is a PDF to assist you with signing in and accessing a course. The classroom portion of the new referee clinic lasts eight hours.

Please note that background screening for recertifying referees 18 years of age and older must be applied for and cleared before US Soccer will allow course registration. All new background checks should be initiated by going to Available Courses/Supplemental Courses/Background Screening.

We recommend signing up for a course at least 2 weeks in advance to allow for enough time to complete the background screening, register and complete all assignments.

Course assignments can be found under the “Assignments” tab within the registered course. Assignments can only be accessed within a course once registered. There are four assignments to complete. All assignments must be completed 48 hours prior to the course or the referee will not be allowed to attend.


Only those completing all assignments 48 hours before the course will be listed on the course roster.