Becoming a Grassroots Referee

Want to Become a Referee?


The United States Soccer Federation Referee course consists of an online portion and an In-Person Training session. You must complete all 11 online lessons within Officials Management Systems (OMS) – Maryland’s registration system. These online lessons will take you 7 – 9 hours total. All online training must be completed before you can register for an In-Person Training session.

The In-Person Training sessions are held throughout the state, typically on a weekend day, and last 4 Р5 hours. These sessions are normally partially in a classroom, with the remainder completed on a field.  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.