Becoming a Grassroots Referee

Want to Become a Referee?


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The United States Soccer Federation Grassroots Referee course consists of an online portion and an in-person Field Training session. Currently, the online portion is 5 lessons (4 lessons for anyone under 18), which can be completed all at once or one at a time. The total time for the online lessons is approximately 7½ hours (6 hours for anyone under 18).

The Field Training sessions are held throughout the state, typically on a weekend day, and last about 4½ hours. The total cost for the training is $95.00, which includes basic referee equipment needed for the Field session (flags, whistle, etc.) and annual US Soccer registration.


Here are step-by-step instructions how to become certified as a
United States Soccer Federation Grassroots Referee:

Refund Policy

Click here to view the Maryland Refund Policy for Grassroots Referee Courses.