Current Referee Information


US Soccer announces new classifications for referees:  Referee, Regional, National and Professional

All U.S. Soccer Referees require annual recertification, including: online modules, online testing and Safesport refresher.

Additionally, Regional Referees require an annual fitness test and on-field assessments.

National and Professional Referees recertify directly with U.S. Soccer.

To complete recertification:

  1. Log into your EPSARC account
  2. Register for a Recertification Clinic
    • Referees (including Emeritus)
      • Recertification clinic – Online lessons only
    • Regional Referees
      • Advanced clinic – online lessons and in-person attendance
      • Fitness Test – as appropriate
    • Assignors, Instructors, Assessors
  3. Complete Pre-Clinic items:
    • Online modules
    • Online test
    • Current background clearances
      • Must be completed every 5 years
    • SafeSport training
      • Must be refreshed every year
  4. Badges will be mailed upon completion within 2-3 weeks