How To Become A Referee
How to Become a USSF Certified Soccer Referee
Being a soccer referee can be both rewarding and fulfilling. Whether for a young person learning responsibility or an adult contributing to the sport, referee training and development is the primary mission of the Massachusetts State Referee Committee (MSRC). To this end, the MSRC has established the following process to ensure that every person who wishes to become a referee is afforded the opportunity to become certified.
This allows the MSRC to contact you by E-mail and be alerted to upcoming events and courses. The information you provide is secure and you will be able to set up a username and password and update your personal information.
There are two entry level courses for Referees: the Recreational Referee Course (Grade 9) and the Adult Referee Course (Grade 8). To successfully complete the Grade 9 Recreational Referee course the candidate must be at least 12 years of age and no older than 15, and must attend eight hours of classroom instruction, including a written test. To successfully complete the Grade 8 Referee course the candidate must be at least 16 years of age, complete online course study prior to the course, must attend eight hours of classroom instruction and pass a 100 question written test.
This is the complete listing of all courses be offered in the state, the course status and the distance of that course from your home address. It is updated continuously. If you do not see a course that is convenient, you can log in to your MSRC Central page and submit a request/alert to be notified when a new course is added to the schedule.
Once you have found a course you wish to take, and are logged in to MSRC Central, all you need to do is click on the "Enroll" button, confirm your registration, and send the course fee to the name and address on the enrollment information. You will receive confirmation by E-mail from the MSRC and the course you have selected will appear on your personal page when you log into MSRC Central. If unforeseen circumstances require you to drop or change courses, you can do so from within MSRC Central. See the Course Cancellation and Refund Policy.