• All referees who held a license for 2020 will automatically be recertified for 2021 at no additional cost.
  • Badges will be mailed to you by the end of the year.
  • Referees should complete the “Laws of the Game Update” in the US Soccer Learning Center under the Supplemental Courses tab.
  • Referees must ensure that both your Background Screening (subject to additional fee) and SafeSport are up-to-date or you will risk having your license suspended until completion.

All Grassroots Referees must complete an annual recertification.  Recertification courses are accessible through the US Soccer Learning Center.

US Soccer Learning Center

Utilize your online profile to access certification courses

2021 License Requirements

For 2021 only, the information below only applies to referees who had a valid license within the past 3 years and were not licensed for 2020.

Online Course & Assignments

  • Recertification is online only.
  • Referees must complete all modules within the assignment tab of the course in the US Soccer Learning Center:
    • Online Grassroots Referee Course
    • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments
      • Refresher must be completed annually
    • Grassroots Quiz
    • SafeSport Training (only for those aged 18 and older)
      • Refresher must be completed annually

Background Screening

  • For those aged 18 and older – this must be completed every two years
  • May take up to two weeks to complete and you will not be able to attend any in-person activities until it is completed – please plan ahead!

Online Recertification Courses

Recertification courses are typically offered December through March.  Registration closes one week prior to the course date. See all Upcoming Classes

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