MAINTENANCE & UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS

REGISTRATION YEAR REGISTRATION PERIOD OPENS REGISTRATION PERIOD CLOSES CERTIFICATION VALID FROM CERTIFICATION VALID TO
2018 July 1, 2017 June 14, 2018* Date Approved Dec 31, 2018
2019 July 1, 2018 June 14, 2019* Date Approved Dec 31, 2019
2020 July 1, 2019 June 14, 2020* Date Approved Dec 31, 2020
2021 July 1, 2020 June 14, 2021* Date Approved Dec 31, 2021

* Registration Period Close is strict to allow Cal South enough time to process your registration with the US Soccer Federation.

Cal South Certification, Re-Certification (Maintenance)
and Upgrading Requirements

Referee Officials

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New Certification Requirements
Minimum Age 13 years old
Training Online course & In-Person Field Training
USSF Registration Fee Register & pay by clicking here
Laws of the Game Test Online through US Soccer Learning Center
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
Re-certification Requirements
Annual Training State 5 In-Service Hours offered by local Referee Associations
USSF Registration Fee Register & pay by clicking here.
Laws of the Game Test Online recertification quiz (Examen en español)
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)

Cal South Elite Referee (New Cal South License!)

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Certification Requirements
Minimum age 16 years old
Min. Experience One year Grassroots Referee or higher
Training 5 In-Service Hours offered by local Referee Associations
Attending 5 CORE trainings
USSF Registration Fee Register & pay by clicking here.
Practical Evaluation 1 Development & Guidance Assessment as center within a minimum of 11v11 competitive match
Fitness Test Pass fitness test. Run time requirements TBD
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
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Regional Referee Upgrade Requirements
Age Minimum 18 Years of Age
Previous Certification Minimum of three consecutive years as a Grassroots Referee
Previous Game Experience
Submitted via application
Cal South Affiliated League Games for the previous two years:

  • 50 games as a Referee
  • 25 Games as AR at local adult amateur level
Annual Training
  • 5 In- Service Hours offered by local Referee Associations
  • 5 CORE (Previous RPD) – Pre-register by clicking here
  • Regional Referee Course
USSF Registration Fee Register & pay by clicking here
Laws of the Game Pass the Regional Referee Quiz online clicking here. Passing score is 80%
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
Fitness test Sprint/Interval Test (FIFA Women’s Referee Test) Male – Category 1/ Female – Category 3

  • Repeated Sprint Ability Test (RSA)
    Category 1 – 6x40m Sprints with Maximum of 6.4 seconds per sprint
    Category 3 – 6x40m Sprints with Maximum of 6.6 seconds per sprint
  • Interval Test (40 x 75m run / 25m walk intervals)
    Category 1 – 17 seconds per 75m run and 20 seconds per 25m walk
    Category 3 – 17 seconds per 75m run and 24 seconds per 25m walk
Practical Evaluation Three passing assessments as a Referee by 3 different Referee Coaches (Previous Grade 5 Assessors):

  • 2 games at an affiliated Adult Amateur Level
  • 1 from an affiliated youth division (U18 or U19) with 2×45 minute half

3 assessments on affiliated Adult division games may comply with this requirement

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Certification Requirements
Age
Minimum 45 years of age
Previous Grade Experience Regional Referee grade (Previous State) and above for 3 years
Annual Training 5 In-Service Hours offered by local Referee Associations or League
USSF Registration Fee Cost TBD paid online:
Register & pay by clicking here
Laws of the Game Test Complete the Regional Online Test with a passing score of 80% located here.
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)

The purpose of the Grade 8 Futsal Referee Course is to prepare officials for amateur futsal competitions at the youth and adult levels.

The purpose of the Grade 8 Indoor Referee Course is to prepare officials for amateur indoor competitions at the youth and adult levels.

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Referee Mentor Certification Requirements (Previous Grassroots Assesor/Instructor)
Age Minimum 18 years of age
Previous Grade Experience Any Referee level Preferred Regional Referee or above
Application Click here
Recommendations Two letters of recommendation
Course Training Pass Mentor Course and Online Curriculum
Pass the Grassroots Referee Online Course
USSF Registration Fee Cost of $60 paid online: Register & pay by clicking here.
US Soccer In-Person Meeting Assignments One (1) leading a video analysis session
One (1) leading a practical exercise
One (1) observing the performance of match officials
Practical Evaluation Complete six development & guidance assessments on a full game
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
Referee Mentor Certification Requirements (Previous Grassroots Instructor)
Course Training Pass Mentor Course and Online Curriculum
Pass the Grassroots Referee Online Course
USSF Registration Fee Cost of $60 paid online: Register & pay by clicking here.
US Soccer In-Person Meeting Assignments One (1) leading a video analysis session
One (1) leading a practical exercise
One (1) observing the performance of match officials
Practical Evaluation Complete six development & guidance assessments on a full game
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
Regional Referee Instructor Re-Certification Requirements
Training Pass the Regional Recert Instructor Course
Five (5) In-Service Hours offered by local Referee Associations
Participate in one CORE training
USSF Registration Fee $90 for Regional Instructor paid online
Register & pay by clicking here.
Practical Evaluation Pass one assessment in a referee clinic by a Regional Instructor
Laws of the Game Test Complete the Regional Online Test with a passing score of 80% located here.
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
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Referee Mentor Certification Requirements – (Previous Grassroots Assessor/Instructor)
Age Minimum 18 years of age
Previous Grade Experience Any Referee level Preferred Regional Referee or above
Application Click here
Recommendations Two letters of recommendation
Course Training Pass Mentor Course and Online Curriculum
Pass the Grassroots Referee Online Course
USSF Registration Fee Cost of $60 paid online: Register & pay by clicking here.
US Soccer In-Person Meeting Assignments One (1) leading a video analysis session
One (1) leading a practical exercise
One (1) observing the performance of match officials
Practical Evaluation Complete six development & guidance assessments on a full game
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
Referee Mentor Certification Requirements – (Previous Grassroots Assessor)
Age Minimum 18 years of age
Previous Grade Experience Any Referee level Preferred Regional Referee or above
Course Training Pass Mentor Course and Online Curriculum
Pass the Grassroots Referee Online Course
USSF Registration Fee Cost of $60 paid online: Register & pay by clicking here.
US Soccer In-Person Meeting Assignments One (1) leading a video analysis session
One (1) leading a practical exercise
One (1) observing the performance of match officials
Practical Evaluation Complete six development & guidance assessments on a full game
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
Regional Referee Assessor Re-Certification Requirements
Annual Training Five (5) In-Service Hours offered by local Referee Associations*
Participate in one CORE training*
Attend 1 SRC Recertification class*
USSF Registration Fee $90 Regional Assessor paid online.
Register & pay by clicking here.
Practical Evaluation Regional – Complete minimum five full referee evaluations
Laws of the Game Test Complete the Regional Online Test with a passing score of 80% located here.
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)
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Referee Coordinator Certification Requirements
Experience Current USSF Referee Mentor
Recommendations Two letters of recommendation (One by local referee association board member, another by an Instructor or Assessor)
Course Training Attend two five-hour courses
USSF Registration Fee Register & pay by clicking here.
Safety & Compliance Concussion Training | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
For those 18 and over – SafeSport Training & background check (Instructions)

Submit Upgrade/Emeritus Applications forms to: refereeregistration@calsouth.com

Incomplete or missing Upgrade/Emeritus Applications will not be processed and will delay your process.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In your email please include the information of assessment (Dates of Assessment, Assessor, Upgrade/Maintenance)