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Referee Badge Levels Referee Badge Levels



Take your referee skills to the next level

The following referee levels outline the requirements required to advanced to the next level referee certifications.

Regional Referee (minimum age 10)

  • # of Games:  No minimum number of games required
  • Training:  Basic Referee Course (Includes Safe Haven Referee Certification)
  • Testing:  75% or better on the Regional Referee Exam
  • Assessment:  Not required
  • Fitness Test:  Not required
  • Service Units:  None required

Intermediate Referee (minimum age 14)

  • # of Games:  25 as referee with at least 5 in U-12 matches
  • Training:  Intermediate (Area) Referee Course
  • Testing:  90% or better on the Intermediate Referee Exam
  • Assessment:  See note 3 below
  • Fitness Test:  Not required - practice for AYSO Physical Fitness Test is recommended
  • Service Units:  None required

Advanced Referee (minimum age 16)

  • # of Games:  50 as Referee (10 in U-14) and 5 as an Assistant Referee (in U-14)
  • Training:  Advanced (Section) Referee Course
  • Testing:  90% or better on the Advanced Referee Exam
  • Assessment:  One each as Referee and Assistant Referee in a U-14 match
  • Fitness Test:  Complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test for this level
  • Service Units:  Do a minimum of five service units. 

National Referee (minimum age 18)

  • No. of Games:  100 as Referee with at least 30 in U-16 and U-19 matches of which at least 15 must be in U-19, if available, and 25 as Assistant Referee with at least 10 in U-19, if available.  The Section Referee Administrator may authorize substitution of U-16 for U-19, if U-19 matches are not available.
  • Training:  Complete the National Referee Course.  At least 80 matches as Referee prior to attending the National Referee Course is required.
  • Testing:  90% or better on the National Referee Exam
  • Assessment:  Two assessments as Referee in U-16 or U-19 with at least one in U-19, if available, and one as Assistant Referee in a U-19 match, if available.  The Section Referee Administrator may authorize substitution of U-16 for U-19, if U-19 matches are not available.
  • Fitness Test:  Complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test for this level.
  • Service:  Do an additional five service units.  

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