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Regional Referee Requirements

 

2022 Recertification Requirements For Current 2021 Regional Referees

 
The following Regional Referee Recertification requirements must be completed between July 1, 2020 and December 31st, 2021:
 
  • Practical Evaluation
    • 90 minute; 11v11 matches only
    • Two (2) passing evaluations as a referee:
      • One (1) must be adult amateur
      • One (1) must be youth
        • ​Highest age group (19U/18U)
    • Must be completed by two (2) different Regional Assessors or Referee Coaches
      • ​One of the two (2) evaluations must be completed by a Georgia Assessor or Coach
    • Evaluations are $100; an assessor will not be assigned until payment has been received.
  • Training
    • Online
      • ​Learning Center Regional Referee Recertification Course
        • ​Registration Window: October 2021 - November 2021
  • Fitness Test
    • Male: FIFA Women’s Referee Category 1
    • Female: FIFA Women’s Referee Category 3
    • Dates TBA and will be posted at: Fitness Testing
 

Certification (Upgrade) Requirements For Current Grassroots Referees

 

The following Regional Referee Certification requirements must be completed between July 1, 2020 and December 31st, 2021. Note: You must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of three (3) years experience as a certified referee.

 

First, you must fill out the following form to indicate your desire to upgrade to Regional Referee: Georgia Soccer Regional Upgrade Candidate Form.

 

  • Evaluations
    • 90-minute, 11v11 matches only
    • Three (3) passing evaluations as a referee
      • Two (2) must be adult amateur
      • One (1) must be youth
        • Highest age group (19U/18U)
      • Must be completed by three (3) different Regional Assessors or Referee Coaches
        • ​Two (2) of the three (3) evaluations must be completed by a Georgia Assessor or Coach
    • Evaluations are $100; an assessor will not be assigned until payment has been received
    • See Request an Assessment page for payment details
  • Training
      • Regional Referee Course
        • ​Hosted in the Learning Center (LC) Regional Upgrade Course
        • Approved candidates will be emailed a direct link to register for this course in the LC.
      • On Field Experience
  • Fitness Test
    • Male Referees: FIFA Women’s Referee Category 1
    • Female Referees: FIFA Women’s Referee Category 3
    • Dates and registration: Fitness Testing
  • Game Log - Minimum Previous Game Experience
    • 50 center referee, 25 assistant referee; U.S. Soccer sanctioned adult amateur leagues only.
      • U19 is not considered amateur
      • ​Does not need to be completed to begin the upgrade process, but must be done before December 31st, 2021
      • Game Log Template - this is an example that may or may not be used. Whatever you use, it needs to be easy to follow and decipher.
      • Game log must include the assignor's email and phone in addition to all relevant match information
      • Include only the qualifying amateur matches when you upload your game log in the Form.
      • Falsification of game log may result in referral to Ethics & Grievance.

Questions? 

Email the SRA.

Evaluation Approval

For both certification (upgrade) and recertification, any referee who fails two or more evaluations in one cycle will have their portfolio reviewed by the Regional Referee Panel. Additionally, if half or more of a referee’s evaluations are marked as a low degree of difficulty by the assessor, the referee will have their portfolio reviewed by the Regional Referee Panel. The panel will evaluate the referee’s portfolio and determine to accept or decline. If declined, the panel will provide the referee with additional evaluation requirements that need to be met to meet certification or recertification.
 
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