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How To Register

How To Register 

Before you begin the registration process, please follow the instructions below to avoid delays in processing your registration.

  • Visit the U.S. Soccer Learning Center and register for the course.  Register here
  • ​Make sure you verify your email, AND your parent's email address (if under 18), within 24 hours of creating a profile.



STEP #1: Complete the online course work.

  • Once logged into the Learning Center, select

​             Courses -> My Courses -> Go to Classroom -> Assignments 

  • This should display all necessary requirements to be completed (also listed below).​
    • Background Check ($30) (if over the age of 18)
      • valid for two years
      • approval from NCSI can take 2-4 weeks to complete
      • must complete background check through the Learning Center (no exceptions are allowed)
    • SafeSport (if over the age of 18)
    • Intro to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments
    • 2024 Digital Referee Training Module
    • 2024 Laws of the Game Update
  • EXTRA TRAINING - There is no longer a required in-person component to earn your license. However, supplemental in-person training is available at no cost. A schedule of these trainings can be found below. If you'd like to attend one of these, please register here:

  • Upon completion, you will be mailed a badge within the following weeks. However, you can begin refereeing right away.
  • If you encounter any challenges or if you have questions please contact your District Referee Administrator (DRA).
    • Find out who your DRA is by following this link.

STEP #2: Get Game Assignments 

STEP #3: Mentoring

  • The Indiana Soccer Referee Association will work with your assignor to schedule free mentoring on your first game or two if available.  All you will need to do is share with us when and where you've been assigned by filling out this form,


After completing your course, you will receive your USSF Referee badge in the mail from Official Sports International (OSI). The badge will be sent to the address on file in the US Soccer Learning Center, so make sure that is correct.

Don't forget to buy a uniform, so you are properly prepared for your first game.    DISCOUNTED UNIFORM PRICING


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