Recertification

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**NOTE: During the Covid-19 pandemic, all instruction and registration will be virtual until we can safely train our referees according to the state health department's guidelines.

Please email Holly, utahsdo@gmail.com, and she will send you a link to register.

Please disregard any mention below to the in-person portion of the recertification process.


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.

Please read carefully ALL of the steps to recertify on our Recertification Page!!! The process is completely different than in years past. If you have questions, please contact Holly, utahsdo@gmail.com.

2022 Recertification Steps for Grassroots Referees

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

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 (31 minutes) and test (30 questions). Referees must complete the test with a score of 26 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 2022 test

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

A. Turn off pop-up blockers

B. Use Google Chrome browser

This is what the UYSA presentation will look like: (It starts by having you enter your name on the Nearpod site.)

This is what the UYSA test will look like:

5. Email Holly at utahsdo@gmail.com to verify your completion and to receive your referee badge.

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

2022 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 (31 minutes) and test (30 questions).

OR Click here to access the UYSA presentation Click here for the UYSA 2022 test

5. Attend the entire Recertification REGIONAL CLINIC and participate in the field session activities to receive your referee badge. 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 decision making exercises. Please bring your whistle, yellow and red cards, flags, as well as a water bottle.

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