USSF Digital Learning Center

Effective July 1, 2019, the US Soccer Digital Learning Center becomes the hub for all registration activities. As we transition from Game Officials to the Learning Center, we will post updates here and on our Facebook page.

Everyone (referees, instructors, assessors) will need to login to the Learning Center and update their profile.

We will begin to populate courses to complete the recertification process for all.

Continue to look here for update information

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Quick Links

  1. How do I Become a Referee?
  2. I need to Recertify
  3. I want to buy a new jersey
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Referee recertification for 2020

Effective immediately, all grade 9, 8 and 7 referees will re-certify via the US Soccer Digital Learning Center. The course can be found here

This replaces any and all Game Officials training and courses for 2020 recertification including all inservice training requirements.

Additional courses will begin to be populated including all Regional Referees (formerly Grade 6), assignors, instructors and assessors. Anyone who initiated an upgrade process will not need to re-certify for 2020.

Further information will continue to follow as we progress in this transition

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Assignment priority

It is prudent to review the assignment priority policy as the season is about to begin. Please reach out to your assignor should you have any questions. You should review all policies contained in the referee handbook located under the Administration tab

  1. While each official is expected to keep the assignments he or she accepts, there are certain occasions where a referee should be released from a lower level assignment to officiate in a higher-level competition. The US Soccer policy on assignment priority can be found at (https://www.ussoccer.com/referees/resource-center/assignment). If a change in this policy comes into conflict with this section, the US Soccer policy will take precedence.
  2. The priority is as follows:
    1. International and senior National Team games assigned by U.S. Soccer
    2. Games assigned by the Professional Referee Organization (PRO)
    3. Youth National Team games assigned by U.S. Soccer
    4. Competitions (regional and national) assigned directly by U.S. Soccer’s affiliated members. Includes but is not limited to:
      1. USASA
      2. US Youth Soccer
        1. National League
        2. Eastern Regional League
        3. Region 1 Appointments
      3. US Club Soccer
        1. NPL
        2. Regional / National Championships
    5. League games assigned by U.S. Soccer
    6. State championship competitions assigned directly by U.S. Soccer’s affiliated members. Includes but is not limited to:
      1. State Adult Associations
      2. iState Youth Associations
    7. Adult league matches
    8. Youth league matches (U17 division and above)
      1. Premier youth league matches
      2. Competitive youth league matches
    9. Youth league matches (U13-U16 division)
      1. Premier youth league matches
      2. Competitive youth league matches
    10. Youth league matches (U12 division and below)
      1. Premier youth league matches
      2. Competitive youth league matches
    11. Recreational youth league matches
  3. The following local competitions are considered premier:
    1. North Atlantic Youth Soccer League
    2. New England Premiership
    3. Northeast Soccer League
  4. The following local competitions are considered competitive:
    1. a. Rhode Island Youth Super Liga
  5. The SRC encourages referees to accept challenging developmental assignments which may take place out-of-state. In addition, the SRC encourages assignors to assign out-of-state competitions as it creates additional opportunities for Rhode Island referees. However, the primary purpose of the referee program is to service the game within Rhode Island and within the sanction of the state adult and youth affiliates. As such, the SRA is responsible to identify those rare dates for which the anticipated demand for referees precludes outside assignment. The SRA will notify all referees of such days with exceptional demand and provide assignor contact information to the referee community for those in-state competitions seeking referees.
  6. The assignment priority policy does not apply:
    1. Within 72 hours of the scheduled game time unless an emergency situation exists
    2. When a substantial financial commitment has been made for the assignment (e.g., nonrefundable airline tickets)
  7. In accordance with US Soccer policy, officials are responsible to:
    1. Keep the lines of communication open about upcoming international and national and International appointments as far in advance as possible.
    2. Communicate the receipt of a higher priority appointment to their assignor as soon as possible.
    3. Report an assignor that refuses to release the official from a higher priority assignment to their State Referee Administrator and U.S. Soccer.
  8. In accordance with US Soccer policy, assignors are responsible to:
    1. Identify the highly-experienced officials on your assignment roster who are likely to be assigned to a higher priority assignment and always be prepared to fill these slots on an emergency basis.
    2. Cooperate with officials and other assignors on those rare occasions when the game priority policy is invoked.
    3. Report any concerns regarding the priority policy to the State Referee Administrator.
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GRADE 9 PART 2

LAST OPPORTUNITY TIL SUMMER

GRADE 9 NEW PART 2

NEW OPPORTUNITY SCHEDULED March 17 . must complete part 1 to attend code to register is last slide in part 1 in game officials. THIS WILL BE THE LAST NEW GRADE 9 TIL SUMMER

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Time is Running Out

The recertification deadline is December 31!

In order to recertify, Referees must complete the following every year:

1. Complete 4 hours of in-service training (2 courses required).
2. Pass the annual exam
3. Pay the annual fee — collected when you take the exam .

A late fee of $10 per month will be assessed after December 31.

If you are still missing inservice training hours, here are the links to the online courses available

Grade 9 Fall course 27915 (https://rireferees.gameofficials.net/public/class/classRegister.cfm?classID=27915)

Grade 9 Spring course 25146 (https://rireferees.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm?classTypeID=2803)

Grade 9 Fall course 27915 (https://rireferees.gameofficials.net/public/class/classRegister.cfm?classID=27915)

Grade 9 Spring course 25146 (https://rireferees.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm?classTypeID=2803)

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2018 Fall Grade 8 online course posted

The online version of the 2018 Fall Grade 8 course in now open in game officials for anyone Grade 8 official requiring 2 hours of inservice training.

This provides the final 2 hours of online training that can be combined with the spring online course to meet your 4 hours of inservice training required annually.

The online courses will continue to request an additional fee. The online course fee can be avoided by attending any classroom or field training session. 

The 2020 certification process will begin in January and the spring classroom sessions will be posted shortly.

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Fall Grade 9 online course

The online version of the Fall classroom session has been added to game officials. There are no two online courses totaling 4 hours of inservice training for all grade 9 officials that were unable to attend a classroom or field training session. We continue to encourage you to attend in person instruction for a better learning experience. We will be posting our spring classroom sessions soon. Follow this link to go directly to register for the online course

https://rireferees.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm?classTypeID=3143

 

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Ocean State College Referee Program

On Saturday, November 17, the Ocean State College Referee Program will hold an introductory meeting for anyone interested in officiating at the college level at the SRC office, 1150 New London Ave, Cranston beginning at 1 pm. The meeting will provide information regarding how the process works and what is involved in becoming a college referee.

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Futsal

There is only one class to become a futsal referee or recert as a futsal referee. The class is Monday November 12 at the SRC office in Cranston beginning at 7 pm. Registration is open in game officials.

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October 28 field session moved

Today’s field training session has been moved to Winslow Field, 300 Airport Rd, Warwick RI 02886 from 1-3pm.

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