How to Become a Referee
To become a referee in Oklahoma, you must first attend an 09 Recreational Referee course. The classes are listed on this page to the left by the link Scheduled Referee Classes.
Requirement: there is no age requirement to attend the 09 course, but it is recommended that the candidate be at least eleven years of age. All candidates 18 and older must submit an annual background check.

The class is six (6) hours in length and candidates must view videos of the Laws of the Game before attending. These instructions are given on the registration site embedded in the links.  A 50 question multiple choice, true/false test will be given at the completion of the course. The candidate must score a 40 or better to pass. 09 referees may officiate matches from U6 to U14 recreational. They cannot referee competitive matches of any age.
Cost = $60.00 payable online. See the Scheduled Referee classes link at the left for classes near you. Classes are offered from August through March.
 
Once a referee has attended an 09 Recreational Referee class, he/she may attend an 08 class.
Requirement: there is no age requirement to attend the 08 course, but it is recommended that the candidate be at least fourteen years of age. All candidates 18 and older must submit an annual background check.

The class is nine (9) hours in length and candidates must view videos of the Laws of the Game before attending. A 50 question multiple choice, true/false test will be given at the completion of the course. The candidate must score a 40 or better to pass. 08 referees may officate all youth and adult matches in the state.
Cost = $60.00 payable online. See the Scheduled Referee classes link at the left for classes near you. Classes are offered from August through March.
 
All referees must attend a recertification class every fall to allow them to register for the following year. Referee registration is from January 1 to December 31. Registration closes June 1 of each year.
Recertification for the next year’s registration begins in August of each year and runs through April.