The Cal South Referee Program’s goal is to create and grow a qualified and well-trained group of referees. These referees will be instructed at and held to the highest standards with the intent of maintaining a safe and enjoyable playing environment for Cal South members of all ages and skill levels. Cal South referees will thoroughly understand and appropriately apply the Laws of the Game.
The Cal South Referee Program strives to actively recruit, develop, certify, and advance referees for all levels of play.
Recertification for Referee License
Minimum age requirement: 14 Years of age
Note: If you are not a returning Referee, scroll down the page to review your license level requirements to complete the correct items for your registration.
As part of the recertification process, referees must take and pass the online U.S. Soccer Referee Recertification Quiz.
Referee wishing to recertify must complete courses on Concussion Training and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training, unless they have already taken and been verified through the Introduction to Safe & Healthy Playing Environments course.
- To go through the National Federation of High Schools site:
- To go through the U.S. Soccer Learning Center:
- Introduction to Safe & Healthy Playing Environments: Click here
If you have already been verified on this information, you can skip this step.
If you are 18 years of age or older now, you must also complete the following two compliance items.
Live Scan is only needed ONCE. SafeSport is an annual requirement.
If you are 18 or older, you will need to complete the Department of Justice (DOJ) background check and Live Scan fingerprinting process.
- To complete this, download the Live Scan form and instructions: Click here
SafeSport Training needs to be completed annually by all referees 18 years or older. SafeSport Training is available within two platforms. Please log back into the website you used previously to continue with your saved progress.
|REGISTRATION YEAR||REGISTRATION PERIOD OPENS||REGISTRATION PERIOD CLOSES||CERTIFICATION VALID FROM||CERTIFICATION VALID TO|
|2023||July 1, 2022||June 14, 2023*||Date Approved||Dec 31, 2023|
|2024||July 1, 2023||June 14, 2024*||Date Approved||Dec 31, 2024|
|2025||July 1, 2024||June 14, 2025*||Date Approved||Dec 31, 2025|
* Registration Period Close is strict to allow Cal South enough time to process your registration with the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Additional Officiating Elements
- Join a local Referee Association in order to receive matches for work.
- To find a Referee Association in your area: Click here
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