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Registration for 2020 has changed! 

Read more about becoming a referee here.

Whether you are looking for a re-cert class or a new referee class you will now need to register through the US Soccer Learning center.  

Instructions for New Referee courses.

The process for registering as a New Referee is to use the USSF Learning Center at http://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/.  Below is a PDF to assist you with signing in and accessing a course.  The classroom portion of the New Referee clinic is eight (8) hours in length.

Please note that background screening for Referees 18 years of age and older, MUST be applied for and cleared before US Soccer will allow registering for any course.  All new background checks should be initiated by going to Available Courses/Supplemental Courses/Background Screening. The background screening takes between 2-10 days for a response. As all course work including the online portion MUST be completed at least 48 hours prior to the classroom attendance, Referees should plan accordingly when they choose a course.  I recommend signing up for a course at least 2 weeks in advance to give yourselves enough time to complete the background screening, register and complete all assignments.

In addition to the PDF, the following steps will be helpful:

1) After arriving at the Learning Center referee landing page, you can “Sign In"

2) If you are 18 years old or older, please see the information regarding background screening above.  After completing the background screening proceed to the next step.

3) When you are signed in, click on Courses in the blue banner at the top.

4) When the “My Courses” page appears, click on “Available Courses”.

5) When the “Available Courses” page appears, click on “Grassroots – First-Time Referees” on the left hand side of the page.  Then click on the red “Go to Course List”.

6) The list of courses for the whole State appears.  The list has multiple pages in date order with the most future date first.

7) Select the clinic that you wish to attend and click on “Course Details”.  This will take you to the course page.

8) Click on “Proceed to Registration” to register and pay the course fee.

9) Now complete the course assignments.

Course Assignments can be found under the “Assignments” tab within the registered course. Assignments can only be accessed within a course once registered for a course. There are 4 assignments to complete. ALL assignments MUST be completed 48 hours prior the course or the referee will not be allowed to attend.

If you are not on the class roster, Instructors will not be allowed to let you attend the course.

         NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.                   NO EXCEPTIONS

Only those completing ALL assignments 48 hours before the course will be listed on the course roster.

 

Instructions for the Recertification courses.

The process for registering for a recertification clinic has changed.  Instead of going through GameOfficials, you will now use the USSF Learning Center at http://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/.  Below is a PDF to assist you with signing in and accessing a course.  Due to the changes, please read all of this  carefully.  Also, the classroom portion of the clinic will now be six (6) hours in length.

Please note that background screening for Referees 18 years of age and older, MUST be applied for and cleared before US Soccer will allow registering for any course.  All new background checks should be initiated by going to Available Courses/Supplemental Courses/Background Screening. The background screening takes between 2-10 days for a response. As all course work including the online portion MUST be completed at least 48 hours prior to the classroom attendance, Referees should plan accordingly when they choose a course.  I recommend signing up for a course at least 2 weeks in advance to give yourselves enough time to complete the background screening, register and complete all assignments.

As a recertifying referee, you have been registered with US Soccer and you were issued a Referee ID number and are in their data base. When signing up and locating your Referee profile within the US Soccer Learning Center, search by using your name exactly as it is spelled on your US Soccer Referee Registration card and birthdate. Patiently wait for your Referee profile to appear. If you get the message “Your search did not match any user” give the system more time to locate yourself and it should appear.  DO NOT CREATE ANOTHER REFEREE PROFILE as this will hold up your registration. If you have ever been a referee and cannot find your profile, email sue@wisref.org and tom@wisref.org and they will send you a screen shot of exactly what your Referee profile looks like that you can then use to sign in.

In addition to the PDF, the following steps will be helpful.

1) After arriving at the Learning Center referee landing page, you can “Sign In”. As a referee with past certification history, the system will search for your data, based on name and date of birth to build out your referee profile. You will NOT need to create a new profile.

2) If you are 18 years old or older, please see the information regarding background screening above.  After completing the background screening proceed to the next step.

3) When you are signed in, click on Courses in the blue banner at the top.

4) When the “My Courses” page appears, click on “Available Courses”.

5) When the “Available Courses” page appears, click on “Grassroots – Recertifying Referees” which applies to levels 9, 8 and 7 referees, on the left hand side of the page.  Then click on the red “Go to Course List”.

6) The list of courses for the whole State appears.  The list has multiple pages in date order with the most future date first.

7) Select the clinic that you wish to attend and click on “Course Details”.  This will take you to the course page.

8) Click on “Proceed to Registration” to register and pay the course fee.

9) Now complete the course assignments.

Course Assignments can be found under the “Assignments” tab within the registered course.  Assignments can only be accessed within a course once registered for a course. There are 4 assignments to complete.  ALL assignments MUST be completed 48 hours prior the course or the referee will not be allowed to attend.

If you are not on the class roster, Instructors will not be allowed to let you attend the course.

         NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.                   NO EXCEPTIONS

Only those completing ALL assignments 48 hours before the course will be listed on the course roster.

Letter from WisRef

As of Sept 1,2019, the Wisconsin Program for Referee Development will be partnering directly with US Soccer when certifying and registering Referees, Instructors, Assignors, or Coach/Mentors (formerly Assessors). Changes in License names and requirements also have been implemented. License fees and names are listed at the bottom of this notification.

There are now two components required in order for a Referee to meet requirements for the 2020 certification period. ALL Referees or those wishing to become Referees MUST log into the US Soccer Learning Center and create a personal profile page. This profile must be created for both Recertifying Referees and New Referees. If recertifying please verify your name is listed exactly as it is on your USSF Referee Registration Card to avoid any individual record errors (if not, or you have two USSF ID#s, please contact sue@wisref.org and tom@wisref.org before proceeding). If you are a minor you must have an individual email address and you may have a secondary (parental) email available to list in the profile. The US Soccer Leaning Center site is https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/. Once the profile has been created the first requirement for 2020 certification is to complete ALL online US Soccer assignments. The second requirement is to attend an In-Person session. All Referees, both Recertifying and New, must complete the Grassroots Referee Online Course, Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments, and the Grassroots Referee Certification Quiz. If you are 18 years of age or older you must also submit to US Soccer’s background check which is good for a 2-year period and complete the SafeSport Training. The online assignments must be completed at least 48 hours prior to attending the In-Person session for certification. We encourage you to complete all online requirements immediately to ensure being eligible to attend the In-Person session you have chosen.

Courses will be scheduled and posted in the US Soccer Learning Center in the coming months. Referee Recertification courses will start after November 1st, and New Referee courses will start after January 1st . Both types of courses will run through the end of March, at various locations throughout the state; you may have to travel just a bit to find a course which meets your schedule. Walk-ups to an In-Person session are NOT ALLOWED under this new process. Change is occurring for us all, and there will be snafus along the way. We appreciate your patience and support.

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/

Course Fee $30.00              Background Check Fee $30.00

New License Name              Registration Fee

Grassroots Referee License (formerly Gr 7, 8, 9) $40.00

Regional Referee License (formerly Gr 5, 6) $75.00

National Referee License $100.00

Emeritus Referee Regional & National $75.00

Grassroots Futsal Referee $45.00

Grassroots Assessor Referee (formerly Assessor) $45.00

Regional Assessor (formerly State Assessor) $75.00

Grassroots Instructor (formerly Instructor) $45.00

Regional Instructor (formerly State Instructor) $75.00

Grassroots Referee Mentor $45.00

Referee Coach $75.00