NEW REFEREE CERTIFICATION COURSES


Arizona New Referee Training Windows

  • January 1 - March 31

  • July 1 - October 31

Why are there no courses outside of these Training Windows?

The US Soccer referee registration cycle is not aligned with the calendar year. The registration year begins on July 1 each year. Registration is valid from January 1 to December 31. Due to these cycle dates, a new referee certified prior to July 1 must complete recertification and pay next year’s certification fee on or after July 1. In Arizona, since there are few games available for new referees after March, we limit our training window so that newly certified referees have an opportunity to practice their new certification and to make enough in game fees for the cost of registration to make economic sense.


  • Grassroots Referee course (for new referees) consists of Online Training and a Field Session.

  • Course Fee is $85, payable upon course registration.

  • Online Training (approx 10 hours) is available upon signing up for a course.

  • Online Training MUST BE COMPLETED 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIELD SESSION or you will automatically be removed from the course.

  • Log back in to OMS (where you registered) to access the online training.

  • Course registration closes 3 days prior to the course.

  • We are unable to offer full refunds for incomplete courses. However, payment can be applied to future courses if changes must be made.