Annual Recertification

All US Soccer Instructors, Assessors, Assignors, and Referees require annual recertification.  Certification is based on the calendar year January 1st – December 31st.  US Soccer begins the certification process for the upcoming calendar year in July (previous year) and closes certification the following June of the new calendar year.  Anyone not certified on January 1st of a new year cannot participate until recertification is completed.

All Instructors, Assessors, Assignors, and Referees 18 years of age and older are required to complete the US SafeSports online course, and by Florida law have a Risk Management (RM) background completed each year in order to register each year.

Grassroots Referee recertification is 100% online.

Regional Referees have an annual fitness and online written test, on-field experience training, and other US Soccer mandated game requirements to successfully re-certify at their current referee grade.  Check the FLSRC calendar of events for places and times.

Assignors, Assessors, and Instructors have annual recertification requirements relative to their grades with classroom/online training and an online written test.  Assessors and Instructors check the FLSRC calendar of events for places and times.  Recertifying assignors need to contact the State Director of Assignors.

National, Professional and International Referees must renew through the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program Office with the collaboration of the State Referee Administrator.

Emeritus Referees (National and State) have an online written test, must attend the Regional Referee recertification course, and complete other US Soccer mandated requirements to successfully re-certify for their emeritus referee grade.  Check the FLSRC calendar of events for places and times.

The brief generic video below explains the log in process to the FLSRC OMS system and how the systems supports the referee program administration.  Just above the photo at the bottom of this page is the direct link to the OMS sign in to start the process for annual recertification.