Recertification

Need a uniform or other gear? Check out our partner, Scoreboard Sports! Click here for special referee discounts!

2020 Recertification Steps for Grassroots Referees

(formerly known as Grades 7, 8, & 9)


When recertifying, please do NOT create an account. If you forgot your US Soccer login information, please contact Holly, utahsdo@gmail.com, to reset your password. She will also tell you which email address to use to log in.

These steps are for all returning Grassroots Referees.

1. On our Google Calendar, click the Recertification Grassroots course you would like to attend in person. At the bottom, click "More Details." Then, scroll down on the new window and click the link at the bottom to register for the in-person course.

2. Using the link in the Google Calendar (DO NOT GO DIRECTLY to the Learning Center.) Log into your US Soccer profile on their online Learning Center. If you do not know your account information, please contact Holly at utahsdo@gmail.com. DO NOT CREATE YOUR OWN ACCOUNT!!! Use the referee's email address, do NOT use a parent/guardian's email address. This is how we will communicate with our referees and for other reasons. If parents use their own email address it will make things more difficult with the registration process.

3. Complete a 4.5 hour e-learning Grassroots Level experience on US Soccer's online Learning Center. The exact link will be posted on our Google Calendar in the details portion for each clinic. This course is about four hours AND musts be completed before attending the in-person portion of the clinic. There are several parts to this online course. Once you log in, click on the "Assignments" tab. There you will see the Online Grassroots Referee Course, SafeSport Training, Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments, and Grassroots Referee Recertification Quiz. Questions from the test are taken directly from those modules.

You will know when you are done with the Learning Center when your Assignments tab looks like this: (all green)

Example #1

Example #2

4. Click on the "Course Details" tab and complete the UYSA (Utah Youth Soccer Association) presentation (39 minutes) and test (30 questions). Referees must complete the test with a score of 24 or greater out of 30. You may take the test as many times as you would like.

OR Click here to access the UYSA presentation Click here for the UYSA test

If you are having issues with the UYSA video, please try the following:

1. Clear your browser's cache and cookies and try again. (I am using Google Chrome. I cleared my cache and cookies. I closed the browser and reopened it. I was able to play the video.)

2. Open an Incognito window. Copy and paste the link below into that Incognito window. (Something in your browser is preventing it from playing. The Incognito window worked for me.)

https://api.playposit.com/go/listcode/240603/1323651/925296/0/UYSA-Rules-of-Competition


This is what the UYSA presentation will look like:

This is what the UYSA test will look like:

5. For the in-person portion of the certification, please dress for "field session" type activities. Meaning, we will be on a field and practicing referee signals and mechanics. Please bring your whistle, yellow and red cards, flags, if you have them, as well as a water bottle.

6. Attend the entire 4 hours of a Recertification GRASSROOTS CLINIC and participate in the field session activities to receive your referee badge.

***If you encounter any issues, please contact Holly Gundred at utahsdo@gmail.com

2020 Recertification Steps for Regional Referees and Emeritus Referees

(Formerly known as Grade 5, 6, or Emeritus Referees)

For Maintenance and Upgrade Requirements, please visit our How to Upgrade page.

1. On our Google Calendar, click the Recertification Regional course you would like to attend in person. At the bottom, click "More Details." Then, scroll down on the new window and click the link at the bottom to register for the in-person course.

2. Log into your US Soccer profile on their online Learning Center. If you do not know your account information, please contact Holly at utahsdo@gmail.com. DO NOT CREATE YOUR OWN ACCOUNT!!! Use the referee's email address, do NOT use a parent/guardian's email address. This is how we will communicate with our referees and for other reasons. If parents use their own email address it will make things more difficult with the registration process.

3. Complete a 4.5 hour e-learning Grassroots Level experience on US Soccer's online Learning Center. The exact link will be posted on our Google Calendar in the details portion for each clinic. This course is about four hours AND musts be completed before attending the in-person portion of the clinic. There are several parts to this online course. Once you log in, click on the "Assignments" tab. There you will see the Online Regional Referee Course, SafeSport Training, Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments, and Regional Referee Recertification Quiz. Questions from the test are taken directly from those modules.

4. Click on the "Course Details" tab and complete the UYSA (Utah Youth Soccer Association) presentation (39 minutes) and test (30 questions).

OR Click here to access the UYSA presentation Click here for the UYSA test

5. For the in-person portion of the certification, please dress for "field session" type activities. Meaning, we will be on a field and practicing referee signals and mechanics. Please bring your whistle, yellow and red cards, flags, if you have them, as well as a water bottle.

6. Attend the entire 4 hours of a Recertification REGIONAL CLINIC and participate in the field session activities to receive your referee badge.

***If you encounter any issues, please contact Holly Gundred at utahsdo@gmail.com