USSF REFEREE RECERTIFICATION

-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

Certification Criteria

Recreational Grade 9 Grade 8 Grade 7 Grade 6
Minimum Age 14 15 17 18
Experience (minimum cumulative outdoor games at designated level)    Not applicable Not applicable Referee: 75
Assistant Referee 25 
Game Count List must be provided
Referee: 150  
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.