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.
When you take a class & register (or recertify) between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 – you will receive a 2024 badge which certifies you to work games from July 1 2023 thru June 30, 2024. If you take a class in January 2024 (for example) – you are certified to work through June 30, 2024 and will need to recertify before June 30, 2024 to work games after July 1, 2024.