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2025 Referee U18 Recertification Requirements

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Recertifying Referee Registration and Certification for the 2025 USSF Registration year will open on July 6, 2024.  Your current 2024 referee licence is valid until December 31, 2024 (unless you are a new referee for 2024, in which your license is valid until December 31, 2025).  Once all your 2025 recertifying referee requirements are completed, that referee license will be valid until December 31, 2025.  To be eligible to referee the Spring 2025 season, you will need to complete your 2025 Recertification Requirements. 

6 Easy Steps

1

Please complete the Supplemental Google Doc Form.  Next, update your Arbiter account if any of your info has changed (address, email, phone #).  The 2025 registration fee is $140.00 which will be charged to the credit card provided. Once your registration has been received, NCSRA will send you a follow up email to validate your email and provide further information on the recertification process. The direct link to the 2025 Recertifying Referee Registration is here: 

2

If you have changed any of your contact information since your last registration, please update your US Soccer Learning Center Account as well.  A direct link to the US Soccer Learning Center is here:  Access You Learning Center Account

4

(Optional Step.  Required only for 18+ referees.)  Complete the online Safesport Training Course, accessed through your US Soccer Learning Center  Account.  Log in to your Learning Center Account and from the landing page, select "Safe Soccer" and then select the Safesport Training Course.  Once completed, please email the completion certificate to the NCSRA Office at ncsra@ncsoccer.org.  (This email address is only a certificate collection email.  Any issues, contact NCSRA Administrator Erick Varone)  We (NCSRA) will run your required Background Check.  You DO NOT have to take the Background Check on the US Soccer Website and pay the additional $30, as this is included in your NCSRA registration.

5

Complete the online Safe and Healthy Playing Environments Course, accessed through your US Soccer Learning Center Account.  Log in to your Learning Center Account and from the landing page, select "Safe Soccer" and then select the Safe and Healthy Playing Environments Course (which is in Phase 1 of "Safe Soccer").  Once finished, this will show as completed in your Learning Center Account.  You do not need to complete Phase 3 in the "Safe Soccer" section.  Any issues, contact NCSRA Administrator Erick Varone

6

Complete the 2025 NCSRA Recertifying Referee Test  When registering for this test please use the exact 1st name, last name and email showing in your arbiter account so you receive credit for the test upon completion.  This test has 109 questions and 70% is the passing score.  If you do not get 70% or higher, you will be able to take the test again as needed.  Also, on our website, www.ncsra.org, in the "Referees Tab" you will see a "Referee Training Session" section.  There, you will see all of the on-field and/or webinar training sessions currently scheduled across the state, which will be updated when a new session is scheduled.  If you would like to attend any of these sessions as a refresher for yourself, please contact NCSRA Administrator Erick Varone at michaelsofficial14@gmail.com to get assigned.  There is no charge for any of these sessions for certified referees, as this is included in your registration fee.

Once you complete these 6 steps, please email NCSRA Administrator Erick Varone at michaelsofficial14@gmail.com.  He will confirm your completion, process your 2025 Recertification and have your 2025 Referee Badge mailed to the address listed in your arbiter account. Thank you for completing your 2025 Recertification.  Have a great year out on the pitch!!

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