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Become a Certified USSF Referee

Become a Certified USSF Referee in West Hartford

Interested in becoming a USSF certified referee, please visit the Connecticut State Referee Program website, www.ctreferee.net for the most current info.

Click here for step-by-step guide:  grassroots referee course v01.docx

New (first time) Certified Referees

To become a referee the candidate must be 13 years old as of registration date.


NEW REFEREE / Grassroots Training is now OPEN

Step 1:
Please create a profile on the CSRP Referee Clinics Page.  We encourage for all referees to use their own email address, not parents.

New Referees must log into CTREFEREE.NET scroll to "Clinic Administration" and register for New Grassroots Recertification Clinic (GR21). Payment will be made at the Learning Center. After enrolling in the clinic, you will receive a confirmation email with links to detailed instructions.

CSRP website: Connecticut State Referee Program - CSRP (ctreferee.net)

In addition to the coursework at the Learning Center, New Grassroots Referees are required to attend an in-person session with a USSF/CSRP Instructor.

Step 2:
Create an account in US Soccer Learning Center.  We encourage for all referees to use their own email address, not parents.

U.S. SOCCER LEARNING CENTER websiteU.S. Soccer Learning Center (ussoccer.com)

Register for this course: 2022 NEW GRASSROOTS CERTIFICATION - NEW REFEREES #3902

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Background Check
Everyone over the age of 18 will have to complete a background check first before becoming a new referee or recertification. This will be included in the process of becoming a new referee or recertification. The background check takes about 3-5 days to process. Any questions on your status, contact CSRP directly. Background check renewal is every 3 years.

SafeSport
All Referees 18 years old and older are required by Federal and State law to complete Safe Sport training by September 1, 2019. If your training is not completed and proof submitted to CSRP by September 1, 2019 you will be removed from the list of registered Referees and are prohibited from officiating after that date. All Referees 18 years old and older are required by Federal and State law to complete Safe Sport training by September 1, 2019. If your training is not completed and proof submitted to CSRP by September 1, 2019 you will be removed from the list of registered Referees and are prohibited from officiating after that date.

SafeSport training takes at least 90 minutes to complete but does not need to be completed in one sitting. Please get started as soon as possible. After the initial Safe Sport certification you will need to complete a yearly refresher, the refresher takes approximately 30 minutes or less to complete.

To register, sign in or learn more go to the U.S. Center for SafeSport...
- Click on the "SIGN IN" link in the upper right corner
- First time users click on the "REGISTER" link and complete the prompted steps
- Select "ADD MEMBERSHIP"
- Select "US Soccer" from the dropdown list
- Enter the "access code" specific for the Connecticut Referee Program (the access code can be found in the email that was sent to you or log in to your eReferee account)

You will receive an email from SafeSport to confirm your email address and activate your account. It is imperative that you select this link in the SafeSport email to complete the SafeSport registration process. After that, you will access SafeSport through your SafeSport username/password to complete the training.

You will receive a certificate for each of the three sections you complete. Do not upload the individual certificates to your eReferee account, you must upload the final certificate that states Successful Completion of SafeSport Trained.

Save the "SafeSport Trained" certificate on your computer.
- Log into your eReferee account at https//www.ctreferee.net and scroll down to SafeSport Certification
- Click on Browse, find and select your saved certificate on your computer
- Click on upload now


To get the most current info, visit:

https://www.ctreferee.net

office: 860-919-0850

email: [email protected]

We need to continue to certify new USSF referees in order to be able to assign the full complement of referees for all the games. If you are interested to help, consider registering for the course. We need to continue to certify new USSF referees in order to be able to assign the full complement of referees for all the games. If you are interested to help, consider registering for the course.

Questions? Call Carmine at CSRP: 860 919-0850

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