* All assessments must be approved by the SDA in advance. Assessments must be in USSF affiliated matches with at least 40 minute halves. At least one upgrade referee assessment (and all assessments above minimum USSF requirements) must be completed in NH or by a NH assessor. Assessment fees are the responsibility of the referee. Multiple assessments must be completed within 1 year from date of first assessment. State referee upgrades must be completed by different Grade 5 or higher state assessors; state referee maintenance must be completed by at least a grade 6 assessor. SDA or SRA may grant exceptions in extraordinary circumstances.