Become A Referee
WELCOME TO THE FIRST STEP IN BECOMING A SOCCER REFEREE!
OUR ONLINE CLASSES ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION. (as of 8/25/2020)
Effective July 1, 2019, US Soccer has introduced the name Grassroots Referee to
replace the former “grades” of 7, 8, and 9. The US Soccer Digital Learning
Center has also became the hub for all registration activities
You must be 13 or older to set up an account in the Learning Center.
Step 1: Create
a Profile at US Soccer Referee Learning Center (LC)
Step 2: Register
for an Online-Course ($130)
- Our Online Course consists of 2 parts –
Online training and a webinar. Your online session registration will be
hosted on learning.ussoccer.com (will be referred to as the LC). Your must
complete the online training thru your LC account prior to signing up for a
webinar. Webinar session registration will be hosted on
njsrc.gameofficials.net (you must set up a separate account here too). This
course will require an override code to register. This code will be emailed
to your once you complete all your LC assignments. Emails will be sent out
during office hours M-F 9-2, as this is a manual process.
- Prior to attending the Webinar session
you MUST complete all the training posted in your Assignments Tab on the LC
– Online Training, Safe and Healthy Playing Environment, Safesport, Quiz and
approved Background. If all assignments are not completed, you will NOT be
permitted to register for the webinar. Your webinar will last approximately
- Registration for an this online course
includes US Soccer licensing and liability insurance. This fee also includes
a US Soccer Referee uniform and Starter Kit from Official Sports.
Information on ordering will be emailed to you once you complete both the
online and webinar requirements. We do not offer full refunds.
Step 3: Complete
All 5 Assignments posted in your Assignments Tab Prior to attending your Webinar
- 100% of the Online Grassroots Referee
Course MUST be completed before attending the webinar session. Estimated
time to complete is 4.5-6 hours. It is suggested that you print out, or save
to your computer, a copy of your Certificate of Complete.
- Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing
Environments must be completed prior to the webinar session
- Grass Roots Quiz must be completed prior
to the webinar session
- Safe Sport Certification (if 18 or
older) must be completed prior to the webinar session – Estimated time to
complete is 2-2.5 hours
- Complete the US Soccer NCSI Background
Check (if 18 or older) ($30) – Valid for two years. -Takes 7-10 days to
clear. Your background check must be cleared before your registration will
be processed. We do not accept any other background checks.
Step 4: Sign up
for a Webinar
- Set up an account as a new user at njsrc.gameofficials.net.
This account must be set up separate from your LC account.
- There is no additional fee for this
session. This course will require an override code to register. This code
will be emailed to your once you complete all your LC assignments. Emails
will be sent out during office hours M-F 9-2, as this is a manual process.
- Session should last approximately 2
hours. You must attend the entire webinar. Emails will be sent to all
attendees at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled webinar with
instructions and links.
Step 5: Download
the IFAB Laws of the Game (LOTG)
- The LOTG are also available as an app on
both Android and iOS.
- You can either use the link provided
above or find the link in your account under Resources.
- It is not required to print the LOTG