Is there a minimum age to become a referee?
Per US Soccer policy, you must be 13 in order to sign up for a course in the US Soccer Learning Center, which is the pathway to becoming a referee.
What if the posted times of a clinic do not work for me?
The ISRC schedules clinics at a variety of places and times. Please find one that works for you. Since the in person clinic requirements are briefer than ever (4 hours for entry and 2 hours for recerts), you need to be present for the duration of the clinic as scheduled.
When are clinics conducted?
There are a few recertification clinics and a couple of Entry clinics between July and December for the following soccer year. However, most clinics are held between January and March of each year (approximately 150) for that soccer year.
Does the ISRC Office maintain waiting lists for clinics?
No. However, if a clinic is full, you may go as a walk-in. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time and get your name on the "walk-in sign-in sheet". Payment is made once you are admitted to the Clinic - cash or check only. Credit Cards are not accepted on-site. NOTE: There is a $10 walk-in fee in addition to the Clinic/Registration fee. The ISRC can not guarantee a spot to any walk-in.
Do I need to recertify each year?
Yes! Once you are certified, you need to take the online re-certification course and attend a two hour in-person session each year.