New Referee Courses

If you wish to become a referee, you’ll find the links to courses here:

The New Referee Course includes six modules – five of these modules are incorporated as part of the US Soccer Learning Center system, and the last module will be a Zoom session (for the time being until COVID problems subdue significantly). All Learning Center modules SHOULD be completed before the Zoom session!

All interested participants aged 18 and older will need to complete the background check BEFORE you can register for this course. Be advised that background checks normally take 7-10 business days to complete.

The price for this course is $70: $20 goes to US Soccer, $50 goes to the Rhode Island Referee Committee. if for any reason a participant decides to withdraw from the course after paying for the registration, RISRC will only be able to refund $40.

The Referee Committee suggests that you purchase your referee uniform from Official Sports ( You do not need your uniform for the Zoom session. If you wish to buy a second referee shirt (as an alternate) we suggest Black would be the best choice. Please let us know if you have any questions!