Criteria

The criteria for certifying and upgrading vary according to the grade you wish to attain.

Referees and State Referees
Upgrade Criteria Referee Class 1
(Grade 7)
State Referee 2
(Grade 6)
State Referee 1
(Grade 5)
1. Minimum Age 17 18 19
2. Experience (minimum cumulative career outdoor games at designated level) Referee: 75
Assistant Referee: 25
Referee: 100
Assistant Referee: 25
Referee: 150
Assistant Referee: 50
a. Game level to be counted for advancement USSF Games (DSC) U-19 competitive leagues or higher level (using DSC) Of the 150 games, a minimum of 50 must be on adult Division 1 league games
b. Time in present grade 12 months as Referee Class 2 12 months as Referee 1 prior to application 12 months as State Referee 2 prior to application
3. Training Course Requirements 5 hours of USSF Intermediate Level Training 19 hours of State Referee Training 7 hours of In-Service State Referee Training
4. Written Examination 85% minimum score on USSF Referee Exam 75% minimum score on USSF State Referee Exam 85% minimum score on USSF State Referee Exam
5. Field Evaluation by USSF Assessor Pass one evaluation as referee in an U-19 or higher level game employing the DSC Pass two field assessments as a referee and one as an assistant referee in U-19 competitive league or higher Pass two field assessments as a referee and one as an assistant referee in top adult Division 1 leagues or higher
6. Physical Fitness Test Requirements Requirements Requirements