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Recertification and Bridge Courses

Grade 8 (black patch) and grade 9 (blue patch) referees are required to recertify their license for each calendar year. If the initial license is obtained at a course after July 1st, it is current for the remainder of that year plus the entire next year. Otherwise licenses are only valid for the current calendar year (January 1 - December 31). Recertification involves attending a one day, five hour course and passing a multiple choice exam.  Registration for the grade 8/9 recertification course costs $60.

As an alternative to recertifying at the grade 9 level, referees may choose to take a "bridge" course to upgrade their grade 9 blue patch to a grade 8 black patch.  The bridge course requires attending a one day, eight hour course and passing a multiple choice exam.

Recertification courses are typically held in January, February, November, and December of each year.  Bridge Courses are normally held in March. 
CCYSL is located in Kentucky District 1 and referee courses are typically held at Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017 (south on Turkeyfoot Road exit off I-275).