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Annual Recertification

All U.S. Soccer Referee grades require annual recertification, including online modules, testing, and classroom session.

Additionally, Referee grades 5, 6, and 7 also require an annual fitness test and on-field assessment.

Referee grades 1 and 3, and Assistant Referee grade 2 and 4 recertify directly with U.S. Soccer.

To complete recertification:

  1. Log into your EPSARC account
  2. Register for a Recertification Clinic
    • Grade 8
      • Intermediate
    • Grade 5, 6, 7
      • Advanced
      • Fitness Test
  3. Complete Pre-Clinic items:
    • Online modules
    • Online test
    • Current background clearances
      • Must be completed every 5 years
  4. Attend Recertification Clinic