Getting Started: How to Become a Referee

If you would like to become a referee, please send your name, address, date of birth, phone and email to

In order to become a referee, you need to take a course and pass a test that is approved by the United States Soccer Federation. (USSF). USSF approves and controls every referee from the lowest level (Grade 9) up to the very highest level World Cup games (FIFA). In this way, combined with the supervision and support of EBUSC and Jack London, we strive to provide qualified and quality referees for every game.  Information on courses can be found here:

We recommend the Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Course — online, classroom & field session.

In order to sign up, you will need to send the following information directly to the administrator of each class:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Contact phone number
  • Club affiliation
  • Email