2016 Referee Registration and Recertification
Entry LevelGrade 09 course is two sessions of three hours each.  $60
   Also requires online coursework on the USSF web site.

: Grade 08 course is three sessions of three hours each. $60
   Also requires online coursework on the USSF web site.

Referee Classes for 2016 Registration  
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updated September 11, 2015
All class enrollment must be completed online before attending an 09, an 08, or a recertification course.

Recertifying Referees: 2016 law books and badges will be mailed by
USSF after you complete the online registration below and
successfully complete a 2016 Recertification class.

Online registration for previously registered referees: 

Please follow the instructions found here:
TUTORIAL - US Soccer Referee Online Registraiton

Need to find your USSF ID?

New Referees must visit the Scheduled Referee Classes link to sign up for classes.
Apps for Iphone and Ipad - if you wish to fill out these forms using an Iphone or Ipad, check your App Store for applications such as PDF Max which allows you to fill out the forms and submit.  Cost is $2.99  Check for others and their capabilities. 

Deadline: December 31, 2015 - after December 2015, add $10 late fee for every position (instructor, assessor, etc.)

Background check application is available at
For a step by step procedure on how to complete the background check, To help you complete the Background Check, use the following link:
How To Complete the Background Check
Registration fees for 2016:  
Referee Fees
: 09 - $75 ; 08 - $75 ; 07 - $80 ; State - $110 ; Emeritus - $110
Instructor Fees : Instructor - $80; State - $110
Assessor Fees: Associate - $75; Referee - $75; State - $110
Assignor Fees: $45
Late fee of $10 applied after January 1, 2016.
Referees will receive Law books and badges at the courses for NEW 09 and 08 referees. 
Assessment Information
Assessment Criteria for 2015 - The following links will provide referees the criteria-based assessment form, sufficient test of match information, definition of critical match, performance levels expected of various grade levels, and the unified grading system. Referees planning to upgrade should read through the criteria to determine what is expected of them as they progress through the ranks from grade 8 to State.
Criteria-based assessment form
Sufficient test of match
Definition of critical match
Performance levels
Grading system
Referee Assessment Request

Referee Assessment: $ 55. The fee covers all maintenance and upgrade assessments requested by referees.