Become a New Referee

Want to Become a Referee?


The New Referee Entry Course consists of an online portion and an In-Person training session. You must complete all online lessons within Officials Management Systems (OMS) – Maryland’s registration system. These online lessons will take you 5–6 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 4–5 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 session (flags, whistle, coin, etc.) and also includes the annual US Soccer registration.

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

Refund Policy

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