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Regional Referee Upgrade Course Is Now Open

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In affiliation with the US Soccer Federation Referee Program, on October 1st, we opened the Regional Referee upgrade course.  The online portion of the course will be open from October 1st to December 15th.  The On Field Experience of the course will be on November 7th for female referees during the 2nd Annual Women’s Referee Initiative, and January 30, 2021 during the 1st Annual Men’s Referee Initiative January 29th – 31st (more on this event will be announced later).  Registration and payment will be in the OMS system.  Male referees will select the January 30th date and the prerequisite Online lessons will appear after payment.  Female referees will select the November 7th date and request the invitation code from the FLSRC SDI.  Once the code is input, then female referee registration and payment can be completed.

The  Regional Referee upgrade requirements are posted in the Library Documents section on the certification requirements document according to referee grade.  The Regional Referee Profile is also posted in the Library Documents section.

There are 8 separate components for upgrade to Regional Referee:  Minimum time in grade must be three (3) consecutive years as a Grassroots Referee, complete the Regional Referee Course and On -Field Experience, take and pass the LOTG Test, pass the Fitness Test, Safety and Compliance completed, three (3) Game assessments, and Game Log History (previous game experience), and must be a minimum of 18 years of age. The Fitness test is a separate course and a separate $30 registration fee.  Game assessments are coordinated with the respective ARA, who also receives the game log, and verifies time in grade. The LOTG Test is included in the online teaching modules. The test is open book.

NEW PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING AN ASSESSMENT 8/12/2019

ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION MUST BE COMPLETE IN ORDER TO TAKE ANY COURSE FOR UPGRADE.

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