Online Recertification 2017

The deadline for recertification for 2017 was June 1, 2017.

Recertifications for the 2018 badge year will open in August 2017.

For Badge Year: 2017

This site provides U.S. Soccer referees registered with the West Virginia state association the ability to recertify entirely online.

Who May Use This Site?

In order to use this online recertification, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Soccer Grade 9, 8, 7, 6 or 15 referee.
  • Have been registered with U.S. Soccer for at least one year within the last four. This site is NOT for NEW referees.
  • Be seeking to register with the West Virginia state association. If you seek to register elsewhere, consult that state association for recertification requirements appropriate to your grade.
  • Be seeking to recertify at your current referee grade level OR to pursue one of the upgrades listed below. This site does not provide the ability for new referees to become certified.
    • Grade 9 to Grade 8 Online Upgrade >>
    • Grade 8 to Grade 7 Online Upgrade >>
  • Ask your local league for any additional requirements to receive assignments. Some local leagues may require that you attend a referee meeting to review local issues before working any matches in that league.
  • NOTE: Starting with the 2016/2017 version, U.S. Soccer will not provide printed copies of the Laws of the Game to grade 9, 8 or 7 referees. Referees may order a printed copy, download the PDF version, or refer to the online, interactive version.


Following are the steps to complete the recertification process online:

  1. Complete the online "Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports" training provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Print and keep the certificate of completion for your own records. Launch the online Concussion in Youth Sports Training >>
  2. View the presentations of this year's WV State Referee Program Recertification Agenda:
  3. Take the online 2016-2017 Recertification quiz focusing on the 2016-2017 Changes to the IFAB Laws of the Game
  4. Take the online exam appropriate to the referee grade for which you will register for 2017. A score of 80% is required to pass
  5. Complete the registration and pay the fee to U.S. Soccer at If you need help with the form, see the WVSA Referee Registration Instructions [PDF].