-For CURRENT referees who need to conduct their Annual Renewal.
For recertification dates please click here to go to the courses page.
All referees need to complete the State Exam with a passing score of 85% - the online exam can be found here:
All referees also need to undergo risk management - http://enyysaref.siplay.com/site/
ENY Referee Certification and Annual Requirements
|As of 3/21/2017|
|Recreational Grade 9||Grade 8||Grade 7||Grade 6|
|Experience (minimum cumulative outdoor games at designated level)||Not applicable||Not applicable||Referee: 75
Assistant Referee 25
Game Count List must be provided
Assistant Referee 50
Game Count List must be provided.
|Game level to be counted for advancement||Not applicable||Not applicable||US Soccer Federation Games||50 must be on adult league games,
25 Div 1 or higher or from the U.S. Soccer list of approved games.
|Time in present grade||Not applicable||Not applicable||12 months as a Grade 8 prior to application||12 months as a Grade 7 prior to application|
|Training||Successfully complete US Soccer Recreational Referee Training Course||Successfully complete U.S. Soccer Grade 8 Referee Course (or the Referee Bridge Course to upgrade from 9 to 8)||Successfully complete U.S. Soccer Grade 7 Referee Training Course||Sufficient experience and game count in USSF affiliated games (adult level or equivalent)|
|Written Exam||80% Minimum score on USSF Recreational Referee Exam||80% Minimum score on USSF Grade 8 Referee Exam||80% Minimum score on USSF Grade 7 Referee Exam||80% Minimum score on USSF Grade 6 Referee Exam|
|Physical Fitness Exam||Not Required||Not Required||Required||Pass the FIFA Sprint and Interval Tests|
|Evaluation/Assessment by registered USSF Assessor||Not required. It is recommended that new referees be observed in one of their first 10 games.||Not required. It is recommended that new referees be observed in one of their first 10 games.||Observation pior to taking Grade 7 Module and another in their first year.||Minimum of 2 passing assessments meeting the sufficient test criteria in affiliated games, 1 must be an adult game|
Annual Renewal Requirements
|In Service Training||Four hours during the preceding 12 months||Five hours during the preceding 12 months||Five hours during the preceding 12 months||Five hours during the preceding 12 months|
|ENY Games Required||Not Required||Not Required||Not Required||20 Adult Level Games per year|
|Refresher Exam||Not Required||80% Score on Grade 8 Refresher Exam||80% Score on Grade 7 Refresher Exam||80% Score on Grade 6 Refresher Exam|
|Physical Fitness Exam||Not Required||Not Required||Required||Required with passing Score (FIFA Sprint & Interval Test)|
|Field Evaluation||Not Required||Not Required||Required||One assessment as referee in adult game required*|
|*For upgrading Grade 6 referees, the assessments should be completed within a 12-month period.
No more than 2 failing assessments can occur within that time period. If a candidate fails a third assessment in a 12-month period, the referee must start the upgrade procedure over for the next registration cycle, starting with zero assessments.
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