Become a Referee

** JUST ADDED – A new referee class has been added in Columbus Indiana on January 21, 2018 at the Duke Energy Building scheduled from 1pm until 5pm.

Becoming a referee takes just a few steps – Register for a training class, complete the online coursework, attend the classroom session, buy a uniform, and work your first game.

Becoming a United Sates Soccer Federation (USSF) Grade 8 Referee – Please note, this is not a school grade, but a classification grade. A new referee must complete the required online coursework, pass the online Grade 8 Entry Level test by scoring a minimum of 75%, as well as attend a 5 hour Entry Level Training classroom session. The candidate is then registered as a Grade 8 Referee and given their USSF badge. The clinics are scheduled by leagues, clubs, and other groups.

To find out when and where the next referee courses are being held, review the list of First Year Entry Level Training Classes. Select the training class that fits your schedule, register, and you are on your way! If you have any questions, please contact the District Referee Administrator for your area.

It is important to understand the financial commitment and this is just like a job. The course will cost $90 and depending on your uniform packages and gear, that will start around $40 from our Indiana sponsor Official Sports.

The referee Signup and Recertification website is IndianaSoccerReferees@GameOfficials. This link will take you to the listing of all new referee classes in the state of Indiana.

Additional information is available at the Indiana State Referee Association website.

If you have additional questions, please contact the local referee assignor.

More information about becoming a referee.