Official site of the

Kentucky Soccer Referee Association

Overview

Follow these three easy steps - becoming a certified U.S. Soccer referee has never been easier!

REGISTER

LICENSING COURSES FOR NEW REFEREES ARE NOW POSTED

Registration is performed online through U.S. Soccer's Learning Center .  There is a $65 registration fee to complete the required course work so be sure to have ready your credit or debit card when registering.

NOTE - If you are 18 years of age or older, it is required that you complete the U.S. Soccer NCSI Background Check.  The cost of the background check is $30 and it is valid for 2 years.

Certification to be a Grassroots Referee is done through a combination of online course work and in-person field experience.  Your registration for the Grassroots - First-time Referee course will include both.

A video illustrating how to begin this process can be found below:

A video for Recertifying Referees can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZiVbXtPaLw&t

LEARN ONLINE

This incredible, at your own pace, 4.5 hour e-learning experience unites a variety of videos and learning modules for an exciting educational experience and prepares candidates for their assigned tasks and responsibilities as a Grassroots Referee.  

The online learning must be completed before attending the course's associated on-field experience session.  

 

LEARN IN-PERSON

The In-Person portion of a student's coursework includes practical exercises for aspiring candidates wishing to become U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees.  The goal is to prepare the candidates by offering a SAFE, FUN, reality-based, holistic experience preparing the referee candidate for their first game.