Lifetime membership for the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program is available for those select individuals who have distinguished themselves through long-time and unselfish contribution to soccer and have met the following criteria:
- Reached the age of 60, and
- Been registered with USSF as a referee, instructor, assessor, assignor or referee administrator for 25 consecutive years, and
- Displayed a thorough dedication and made a significant contribution to the USSF referee program by having significantly given back to the game beyond simply acting as a referee, instructor, assessor, assignor or administrator.
Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee lifetime membership. U.S. Soccer reviews and approves all nominations made by the ORC. Lifetime Members must still meet the requirements for any grade they hold, but they are exempt from paying registration fees.