NEW Grassroots Referees - Certification Requirements



Registration is done online through the US Soccer Learning Center (see link below)

  1. MUST be at least 13 years old at the time you are registering for course.
  2. BACKGROUND CHECK:  If you are 18 or older, MUST complete and CLEAR the NCSI Background check within the US Soccer Learning Center.   This background check is good for 2 years.  
  3. SafeSport Training (if 18 years or over)
  4. Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Enviroments
  5. Online Grassroots Referee Course Module (this is NOT the required webinar)
  6. First Time Grassroots Referee Quiz

In-person Classroom/Field Session or webinar (2 hours) - required once you have completed online assignments. This session will give practical guidance and get you ready to go on the field with confidence.  WILL NOT be admitted to in-person course or webinar if ALL online assignments are not completed.




ASSIGNMENTS (Instructions):

Go to

  1. If you have not set up a profile, you must click on SIGN UP, complete all information and submit.           
  2. If profile is set up, simply log in and click on Courses at top of page, then click on Available Courses
  3. Under License Pathway click on Grassroots – First-time Referees, then click on Go to Course List on the right.
  4. Locate the Entry/First Time webinar for the month you wish to attend.
  5. Click on COURSE DETAILS to register for online Assignments AND webinar.  Must complete all on-line Assignments 3 days prior to the webinar to receive log on information for the webinar.  If all Assignments have not been completed by deadline, registration will be transferred to the next available Entry/New Referee course.
  6. Once registered, click on “COURSES” at top, then ‘MY COURSES”, then “GO TO CLASSROOM”  and click on the “ASSIGNMENTS” tab at top of page to complete online Assignments.  Once Assignment is completed, it will show "SATISFACTORY".  PLEASE NOTE:  The Online Grassroots Course Module Assignment is NOT the webinar.