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How To Become A Referee



More details about the UFA Referee Program can be found here. Click here for FAQs. Below are the first steps.

How do I sign up for the UFA Referee Academy In-House Program?
Complete our form here.

Referee Certification Courses
13 Years Old & Up
New Referees - Sign Up Here

In order to complete the 2022 Grassroots Referee certification the following THREE (3) steps must be completed:


Step #1: Register at the link above and complete ALL online assignments associated with the US Soccer Learning Center 2022 Grassroots Referee course. After registering, in the Assignments Tab you will find the following assignments that must be 100% completed BEFORE attending both Step #2 and Step #3:


  • Online Grassroots Referee Course
  • Intro to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments
  • First Time Grassroots Quiz
  • 2021-22 LOTG Update
  • If you are 18 years of age or older, you must ALSO complete SafeSport and the NCSI Background Screening
  • If you are awaiting the NCSI background screening to clear, you may attend the FTE prior to this occurring.


Step #2: Attend the New Referee Field Training Event (FTE) (4 hours). The date and location of the field session are in the course details. If you miss the FTE, you will be transferred to a general holding course in the LC and you will need to attend a different FTE.


Step #3: After completing everything in the Assignments Tab and attending the FTE, you must attend ONE (1) Virtual Zoom session (1 hour) to finalize your certification.


Referee Payment 

Information on the new Assignr.com program will be out soon. Please email referee@unitedfa.org to get on the distribution list.



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