All officials, instructors, assignors and assessors must register with U.S. Soccer annually to be eligible to work affiliated competitions and participate in the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program.
The Referee Registration window opens on July 1st each year and closes on June 30th of the following year. The registration is then valid from January 1st through December 31st of the following year. First time referees that register after July 1st can referee immediately after completion of certification until December 31st of the following calendar year. All other referees that complete the registration and re-certification process are valid only from January 1 to December 31 of the following calendar year.
The Louisiana State Referee Committee uses the US Soccer learning center. https://learning.ussoccer.com is a complete Registration and Course Management system for US Soccer Referees.
If you did not have a previous Learning Center account, use your email to create an account.
Interested in Upgrading? The Louisiana Referee Committee encourages and supports referees who wish to advance their career by attaining grades beyond the entry-level referee certification. Successful upgrades involve close collaboration among the instructional, assessment, and administrative aspects of the Louisiana Referee Program.
How do I upgrade? While the upgrade process may vary slightly depending on individual circumstances, referees should be guided by the following steps:
1. The referee must gain enough game experience to be comfortable while working games at the desired level. Referees are required to keep a record of games to be counted for upgrade by using the corresponding upgrade application form. Once the referee has accumulated enough games, the form should be sent to the State Referee Administrator for verification.
2. The referee to attend the corresponding upgrade course and successfully complete the written and fitness testing requirements corresponding to the desired grade.
3. For a state (Grade 6) referee upgrade, the referee must successfully complete field evaluations or assessments in matches competitive enough to test the referee’s abilities at the required level. The referee should work with an assignor and obtain an appropriate game assignment. Once the assignment is secured, the referee should contact the State Director of Assessments and request that an assessor be assigned to evaluate the referee’s performance.
4. The referee must send an updated upgrade application form with all required data to the State Referee Administrator for final approval. Once approved, the referee can log in to the US Soccer registration system and request the corresponding upgrade.