The following information has been extracted from the USSF Referee Administrative Handbook and recent memoranda.

Referees who are registered with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) may upgrade to the next referee grade once they have satisfied specific requirements.

Upgrading requires:

  • Minimum age
  • Game experience at the appropriate level
  • Time in present grade
  • Training courses
  • Written examination
  • Assessments
  • Physical Fitness Test

Because of the complexity of upgrading, it is strongly recommended that you contact and work with your Area Coordinator of Assessment to ensure you satisfy all requirements.