How To Become a Soccer Referee

Step 1.  Sign up for an Entry Level Course

  • Click Here for upcoming courses
  • If you do not see any courses posted, there are none scheduled 
  • Courses are continuously scheduled, so keep checking back
  • Courses will close for registration 4 days prior

Step 2.  Pay the Registration Fee

  • The cost is $85
  • The fee is payable online when you sign up
  • The fee covers your US Soccer Registration and Arizona fees
  • Note that we are unable to offer full refunds in case of an incomplete course.  Payment can be applied to a future course if a chance is required

Step 3.  Complete the Online Training

  • Online training modules will be available to you after you sign up for the class
  • Online training MUST be completed 36 HOURS PRIOR to attending class

Step 4.  Complete the Online Exam

  • The exam will be available to you after you complete the online training modules
  • Online exam MUST be completed 36 HOURS PRIOR to attending class

Step 5.  Attend the Field Session

  • Courses are on-field training
  • Dress appropriately for running on a soccer field
  • Bring your own whistle
  • Bring any other referee gear you may have:  flags, cards, coin
  • Bring plenty of hydration.  This is especially important for warm-weather courses!  Pack what you think you'll need, then double it.  Water may not be available at the field location

Step 6.  You're a Referee!

  • You will receive your badge at the completion of the class
  • Once you receive your badge, you may begin refereeing games 
  • You will receive your registration packet from US Soccer several weeks later
  • You DO NOT need to wait for your registration packet to arrive before you begin refereeing