AYSO/USSF Cross-Certification

There is no cross-certification for AYSO Regional Referees. AYSO Referees with a certification higher than Regional Referee may cross-certify to USSF.

  • Complete both the AYSO/USSF Cross-Certification Agreement and USSF Referee Registration Form below,
  • Obtain the appropriate AYSO signature, and
  • Submit both forms with your check ($40 for USSF Referee Grade 8 or $45 for USSF Referee Grade 7 - Check payable to ISRC, NOT the USSF) to the following address (even though the form tells you to mail it to Prairie Ave., Chicago):

Illinois Soccer Referee Committee
1655 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 207
Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Once you cross-certify, you are subject to all USSF Rules and Policies:

  • All USSF Referees MUST complete a Recertification Clinic each year.
  • In order to officiate at Youth Games for the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA), all USSF Referees MUST complete a Background Check each year.
  • In addition, USSF Referee Grade 7's MUST complete a Fitness Test and Maintenance Assessment each year.

USSF to AYSO CROSS-CERTIFICATION: There is no cross-certification for USSF Recreational Referee Grade 9 or Assistant Referee Grade 12. USSF Grade 8 Referees and higher may cross-certify to AYSO: