First Time Referee Courses

New courses are being scheduled all the time. Check back here frequently to find a date that works for you.

  • The First Time Referee course is open to all individuals age 13 and above.
  • Anyone 18 years or older will need to complete a background check through US Soccer. The cost is $30 and is valid for two years.

US Soccer REGISTRATION year & BADGE year explained

  • A “Badge Year” goes from January 1st thru December 31st of a given year.
  • The “Registration Year”  runs from July 1st thru June 30th of a given year.
Classes offered before June 30, 2024 
  • will certify referees thru Dec 2024
  • all coursework & field training MUST be completed before June 30, 2024. 
  • If students do not complete the online coursework before that date, they must start over. US Soccer will not allow a carry over to the 2025 registration year.
Classes offered after July 1, 2024 
  • will certify referees thru Dec 2025

First Time Referee Courses (formerly known as Grassroots)