As of September 1, 2019, Grassroots Referee Recertification IS AVAILABLE.
Follow steps 3-7 to complete the Recertification process.
Grade 7, 8 and 9 Referees
As of July 1, 2019, your new license level will be known as Grassroots Referee. In order to recertify for 2020, you will complete the new Grassroots Referee certification course online through US Soccer’s Learning Center. Additional online training will be completed with links available in OMS.
Grade 5 and 6 Referees
As of July 1, 2019, your new license level will be known as Regional Referee. In order to recertify for 2020, you will attend the live Recertification event held in Casa Grande on August 17. You will later take the Regional Referee Quiz online when US Soccer makes it available. You must also meet the fitness test and assessment requirements.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO RECERTIFY?
Recertfication period begins July 1 of each year and concludes December 31.
All referees must recertify prior to December 31 to continue refereeing past this date.
Registrations are valid from January 1 - December 31.
Referees who were newly certified on or after July 1 do NOT need to recertify, as their registration is good through December 31 of the following year.
(E.g. If you became a new referee in August 2018, your registration is valid until December 2019.
You may referee games until December 31. If you have not recertified prior to this date, you will no longer be able to referee.
Additionally, there will be an additional $25 fee for processing your recertification after December 31.
After completing all the modules and tests, you will be registered officially at your current grade. Badges will be mailed to you. Please ensure your contact information is current.
You should contact the State Registrar if in doubt of the status of your recertification.