certification is a 2 part process. First go to www.ussfnc.arbitersports.com and
click on “How to Become a Referee” and complete the online registration
process and payment.
After completing registration you will be directed to the NC
Game Officials website for the training sessions. Both
the online training sessions and the exam on the NC Game Officials website
need to be completed prior to attending the classroom session. The 2nd
part is to attend the 9
hour one day classroom session.
For additional or questions contact Cliff Clement at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 910.340.9130.
will be at Jacksonville High School/ Jan.
25th, 2014 / 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
are scheduled in all areas of North Carolina from July through April of
every year. Mostclinics
and training are now completely on line and all clinics now have some on
line portion to them. Obviously the later in the year you are looking the
less likely future clinics will be posted in an area convenient to you. If
there are no convenient clinics posted at this time you can wait to see what
else is scheduled for your area or you can choose to attend a less
conveniently located clinic. You can also contact your Area Referee
the NCSRA Operations Manager, or the State Director of Instruction to see
what clinics may be in the pipeline. Do not contact the SRA regarding future
clinics which are yet to be scheduled as he does not have that information.
The contact information for ARAs, the Operations Manager, and the SDI is
located on the main page of the www.ncsra.org website. If
you need to change a clinic for
any reason you can do so by going back to GameOfficials.net and
removing your current clinic registration and choosing another one.
What should I bring to the to the entry level clinic (Grade 8), what
material is provided and a brief overview of the clinic?
The USSF Referee clinic will certify referees with the United States Soccer
Federation. You will be registered with the North Carolina Soccer Referee
Association. Successful completion of this clinic will certify referees to
work anywhere in the U.S. This clinic is not associated with any high school
or college program.
What to bring with you: pen
or pencil, social security number, notepaper. Lunch on your own.
My child has soccer practice on the
clinic day, May he/she leave for two hours and return after practice?
No, we understand people have very busy schedules, but attendance at the entire clinics
Is there a minimum age requirement to become a referee?
Yes, in North Carolina we have a minimum age requirements. You must be at
least 14 years old in order to attend the grade 8 referee certification
What time will lunch break be, so I can bring my child's lunch?
In general the lunch break could be anytime between 11:45-12:15.
However it depends on where we are with the topic covered.
When will we start getting game assignments?
This will be covered in the clinic, but you need to register with an
assignor after you get certified. The assignments come through the referee
assignors. If there is a particular league of field location you wish to
referee, you need to contact the assignor who assigns those games.
What do referees earn?
The payment depends on the age level of the game, division (recreational,
challenge, or classic, amateur, etc..) and whether you are the referee or
the assistant referee. Fees for the classic division are listed on the NCYSA
website. for all other matches ask your assignor.
Is there a test at the conclusion of the clinic? What if I don't pass the
There is a multiple-choice test given at the end of the on-line
You must get a passing score of 75%. If you don't pass, then you can arrange
for a re-test.
I am not able to attend the listed clinics, When will the next clinics be
Most areas of the state schedule clinics in July and then again in January.
For the list of clinic dates check the clinic schedule in this website as
the dates are added continuously.
Is there an annual requirement to stay certified?
Yes, the annual requirement is completing a
re-certification session and passing
a written test.