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2022 New Referee Entry Level Registration
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- "So you, or someone you know, would like to become a certified New Grassroots US Soccer Referee?"


Before you begin, please be aware that there are some requirements for all Entry Level Referees...

The person registering:

must be at least 14 years old (or will be within 90 days or less)

This is a North Carolina Labor Law

must have a valid email address which only they will use.

This email cannot be shared with another individual

must have a valid Debit or VISA/MasterCard Credit Card with an expiration date and CID # (the security number on the back of the card)

It is recommended that prepaid cards are NOT used to pay the registration fee.  The registration fee is $100.00 and will be charged to the card entered.

must have Social Security Number

This number is required for background checks and payments

must submit to a Criminal Background History Check

This is run only for persons 18 years old and above


-"Now that you know the requirements, what is it you need to complete?"

1) Complete the intial registration and payment

2) Complete the online requirements

Use the instructions or the link below for direct access

1) Scroll up to the top of the this page (USSF-NC Central Hub) and click the Eligibility Tab

2) Scroll to the certifcation you would like to complete

i.e. 2022 Grassroots Referee 

3) Click the certification and it will drop down a list of requirements

Click which part of the requirements you would like to complete

A completed part will have a green check mark next to it.

Eligibility Center

3) New referees for 2022 must also attend an on field training session (or Webinar as long as COVID19 restrictions are in place). 

You can sign up for one of these once you have completed this Arbiter registration. 

You can sign up for the on field training course or webinar you wish to attend by clicking your Arbiter Profile tab, then click on Schedule, then clicking Self-assign and then selecting the clinic you wish to attend.

Once you have completed all of your requirements you will receive an Eligiblity Icon on your profile. You will then be able to work all of the remaining months of 2021.

In the fall of 2022, you will need to recertify to referee in 2023.


Click the registration link below:

Please report any error in credit card processing, should one occur, to NCSRA immediately via email to


Click Here for the Grassroots New Referee Registration




NCSRA offers multiple in class and on field training opportunities, as well as many course topics and videos on our Twitter page, Facebook and YouTube Channel.



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