Frequently Asked Questions

Every state has a different registration process for registering referees. You should first visit your state association’s website to find out how to register. You can find your state association’s contact information here.
You should receive the referee packet in 2-4 weeks from the U.S. Soccer approval date. You can find out what date your registration was approved by going to Login and accessing your referee account. This will only work if you have completed the process of registering for your state. If you do not see a registration for the current year, you should contact your state association here. to find out why you are not registered.

If it has been at least 4 weeks since you were approved, you should email
Registered referees who have received their current registration card can purchase a replacement or additional badges online at here.

Badges are $3.50 each and the referee must also pay tax, plus shipping and handling. A maximum of two replacement badges can be ordered per USSF ID Number.

State Referee Associations Contacts

Your state referee association should be your main point of contact for specific questions about the referee program in your state. Please click here to find their contact information.

The Resource Center is designed to support the referee community by providing access to the most up-to-date information about the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Details on the registration process and directions on how to order replacement badges
  • Information on the Bylaws and Policies of U.S. Soccer
  • Administrative guidelines and best practices
  • Certification requirements for referees, instructors, assignors and assessors
  • Calendar of membership events and competitions
  • Local and national listing for courses and clinics
  • Online training programs
  • Video content specific to the Laws of the Game and practical refereeing
  • Downloads for courses, books, videos and instructional materials
  • Contact information for the State Referee Associations and the U.S. Soccer Referee Department

Click HERE to enter the Referee Resource Center

U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program

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