Referee Transfers (State to State)

Sometimes it becomes necessary for Referees to transfer from one state to another for a variety of reasons. Anyone wishing to transfer to or from Illinois may contact Info@IllinoisSoccerRefereeCommittee.org for assistance or follow the instructions below:

The receiving State must initiate the transfer (ex: Indiana to Illinois, Illinois initiates the transfer. Illinois to Alabama, Alabama would initiate the transfer.) There may be several steps involved.

  1. If you have already recertified for the year in which you are transferring, the process is simple. Simply contact the State Referee Office in the state you are transferring to, let them know you are already a certified referee, and ask them to initiate your administrative transfer. There is no charge for a mid-year transfer and if Illinois is the receiving state, we can change your USSF records as well.
  2. If you have not recertified for the year in which you are transferring, then you would need to do the following:
  • Contact the State Referee Office in the state you are transferring to, and let them know you are a transfer.
  • Obtain a list of recertification clinics to attend.
  • Attend a recertification clinic and take written exam.
  • Submit USSF registration form marked "Transfer from _______" (State you are transferring from) at the TOP of the registration form, and check the registration at the BOTTOM as a "Transfer". State affiliation box on the form should include your new State affiliation.


COLLEGE STUDENTS

It is not necessary for college students to transfer if they are attending school out-of-state. If you wish to referee while attending an out-of-state school, you may contact the local Referee State Office where you are attending school to assist you in obtaining games during your college years. You may also contact the ISRC Office at Info@IllinoisSoccerRefereeCommittee.org for assistance as well.

The Illinois Soccer Referee Committee conducts Recertification clinics for college students during holiday breaks (Thanksgiving, prior to and after Christmas, immediately after New Year's, and usually two in May after colleges are dismissed for the year).