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Becoming A Referee

Becoming A Referee

Many people wish to become referees but do not know where to begin. All referee classes are posted on the respective state referee website.

New Jersey referees, visit  

New referees must register for either a Grade 9 or Grade 8 course, visit

Grade levels Explained:

Grade 9:

  • This class is geared toward the youth referee who wants to start officiating recreational games as well as working as an assistant referee for competitve travel games
  • Minimum 14 years of age on the day of the class

Grade 8:

  • This Grade 8 Referee class is to certify referees for the competitive youth game.  Grade 8 referees may officiate both recreational and competitive "travel" soccer games.  The Grade 9 course is not required before taking the Grade 8.
  • Must be 16 yrs of age the day of the class


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