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Regional Referee Requirements

If you are a current Grade 5 or Grade 6 State Referee that met your maintenance requirements between July 1st, 2018 and June 30th, 2019, congratulations.

 

You must do the following to register as a Regional Referee in 2020:

 

  • Register and pay in the Learning Center for the Regional Referee Course ($125)
  • Complete required online assignments in the Learning Center course
  • Background Check
  • SafeSport

 

Details for the above steps can be found on the Grassroots Referee Recertification page.

 

Recertification Requirements for 2021

 
All Regional Referee Recertification requirements must be completed between July 1st, 2019 and June 30th, 2020.
 
  • Assessments
    • 90 minute, 11v11 matches only
    • Two (2) passing center assessments
      • One (1) must be amateur; one (1) must be highest youth level (18U - 19U)
    • Must be completed by two (2) different Referee Coaches (formerly Grade 5 assessors)
      • ​One of the two assessments must be completed by a Georgia assessor
    • Assessments are $100; an assessor will not be assigned until payment has been received.
  • Instruction
    • Regional Course in the LC
    • Other requirements TBD
  • Fitness Test
    • Male - FIFA Women’s Referee Category 1
    • Female - FIFA Women’s Referee Category 3
 

Certification (Upgrade) Requirements for Current Grassroots Referees

 

All Regional Referee Certification requirements must be completed between July 1st, 2019 and June 30th, 2020. You must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of three years experience as a certified referee.

 

First, you must notify both the SRA and SDA in writing via email of your intention to upgrade.

 

  • Assessments
    • 90 minute, 11v11 matches only
    • One (1) passing center developmental assessment required before continuing to upgrade assessments
      • ​Developmental assessment must be completed by a Georgia Assessor
    • Three (3) passing center assessments
      • Two (2) must be amateur; one (1) must be highest youth level (18U - 19U)
      • Must be completed by three (3) different Referee Coaches (formerly Grade 5 assessors)
        • ​One of the three assessments must be completed by a Georgia Assessor
    • Assessments are $100; an assessor will not be assigned until payment has been received.
    • See Request an Assessment page for details.
  • Instruction
    • Regional Course in the LC
    • Other requirements TBD
  • Fitness Test
    • Male - FIFA Women’s Referee Category 1
    • Female - FIFA Women’s Referee Category 3
  • Game Log
    • 50 center referee, 25 assistant referee (amateur only - U19 is not amateur)
      • ​Does not need to be completed to begin the upgrade process, but must be done before June 30th, 2020
    • Email game log to SRA and SDA
      • Must include assignor email and phone in addition to all relevant match information
      • Falsification of game log may result in referral to Ethics & Grievance
For both certification (upgrade) and recertification, any referee who fails two or more assessments in one cycle will be referred to the Regional Referee Panel. Additionally, if half or more of a referee’s assessments are marked as a low degree of difficulty by the assessor, the referee will be referred to the Regional Referee Panel. If referred, the panel will evaluate the referee’s portfolio and determine to accept or decline. If declined, the panel will provide the referee with additional assessment requirements that need to be met to meet certification or recertification.
 
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