Cal-South and USSF Certification and Re-Certification Process
PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE CONTINUING
Make sure to follow all the steps to complete your registration and that includes signing up for a re-certification clinic. Your registration will not be processed until you complete the online registration and re-certification clinic for all returning referees.
Referees (grade 8, 9, 15 & 16) no longer need to mail any registration paperwork to Cal South. All referees grade 7, 6, 5 or upgrading referees MUST submit their paperwork in PDF format by email or fax to 714-441-0715.
- Grade 7 submit your clinic form with your test and physical results.
- Grade 6, 5 submit your clinic form with your test & physical results and maintenance assessments.
- Upgrading referees: submit your clinic form with your test & physical results and upgrade assessments.
- Grade 8 Entry Level must complete the online course and Field Training, look for it at www.calsouth.com/en/referees
This system will also be used for the USSF database, make sure you are updating your contact information in order to receive your badge or ID card in a timely manner.
US Soccer will mail all badges and ID cards for all referees. It will take 4-6 weeks to receive from the date you were entered into their system. Please check to see if your name is on our Registered Officials List first. If you have taken a course and it has been more than 2 weeks and you are still not on the list, please call Cal South's referee department .
If your name is listed on the registered officials list and it has been more than six weeks, you can contact USSF via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to check the status or your referee packet. Please include your mailing address.
To see a listing of the renewal requirements by grade level please visit the Cal South website under the referees tab and online registration.
You can access your member profile 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Registering for all courses is a two-step process:
Register & Pay the USSF Fee by clicking the following link: Register FIRST
Grade 5 - 6, 15, 16 is $90.00
Grade 7 is $60.00
Grade 8 is $55.00
Grade 9 (Rec 8) is $40.00
Please note: Do not create a new(duplicate) account. Use your referee profile login.
Complete your online Grade 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 Module & Exam, links provided below.
Completion of this Pre-Course Module & Exam is required.
ONLINE TRAINING COURSE LINKS:
Grade 6 - State Referee: Grade 6 Modules in English
Grade 7 - Amateur Adult Referee: Grade 7 Modules in English - Grade 7 Modules in Spanish
Grade 8 - Competitive Youth Referee: Grade 8 Modules in English - Grade 8 Modules in Spanish
Grade 9 - Recreational Youth Referee: Grade 9 Modules in English - Grade 9 Modules in Spanish
View each video and answer the exam questions at the end of each.
Each video will ask you for your name, email & state association.
Please add your Date of Birth for the Clinic ID field.
If your a Entry Level Grade 8 Referee, you must complete Field Training after completing your Grade 8 Modules. Links provided to current classes offered by Cal South.
Here are the current classes for Field Training, Entry Level Grade 8:
- Check Cal South Website of other classes, www.calsouth.com
On occasion USSF changes their links. If the above link is not working, You can find the modules by:
- Going to http://www.ussoccer.com/
- Select "More'
- Then "Referee Program'
- Then "Resource Center"
- Finally "Online Training"
- Once there, select your grade