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Grassroots Referee Recertification Requirements


For Regional Referee Recertification click here






  • July 1st, 2021 - September 15th, 2021 - $70 (early registration - $20 reduction)
  • September 16th, 2021 - November 30th, 2021 - $90
  • December 1st, 2021 - January 31st, 2022 - $110
  • February 16th, 2022 - June 20th, 2022 - $130

Icon_-_to_do Registration will be valid through December 31, 2022 after completing the requirements. 

Icon_-_to_do Early bird pricing


Recertification steps

1. Log in to your U.S. Soccer Referee Learning Center Account (LC).

Log in to your profile in the U.S. Soccer Referee Learning Center (LC).



2. Complete the U.S. Soccer NCSI Background Screening (mandatory if 18 years of age or older).


  • Mandatory for all referees 18 years or older
  • Available Inside the Learning Center
    • ​Click "Courses," "Available Courses" and then "Background Screening" under "Supplemental Courses" on the left​-hand side.

3. Register for the Grassroots Recertification Online Course in the U.S. Soccer Referee Learning Center (LC).


Log into your US Soccer Learning Center Account

  • In the LC, click "Courses," "Available Courses,"  "Grassroots Recertifying Referees," and then "Go To Course List."
    • Use the location filter and select Georgia.
    • Register for the 2022 Grassroots Referee Recertification Course.

4. Safe Sport Training (mandatory if 18 years of age or older)

  • Click "Courses," "Available Courses" and then "SafeSport" under "Supplemental Courses" on the left​-hand side.
  • Safe Sport is a Federal Law passed by the United States Congress and is mandatory for anyone 18 years or older.

5. Download the IFAB Laws of the Game (LOTG).

  • The IFAB LOTG is also available as an app in both the App Store and Google Play. All referees should download and have the LOTG app available with them at the fields.


download laws of the game

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