First Time Referees

Welcome! My name is Tyler and I'm here to get you licensed to become a referee! We're so glad you are interested in become a licensed US Soccer referee for the first time! It's important you read and understand this page first. Then, if you have further questions, first contact the district referee administrator in your area. I am also available to help you if needed.

Your license to referee is issued by US Soccer, based in Chicago, Illinois but your license is valid in any state in the country. The Idaho State Referee Committee (SRC) provides the training you need so you will work with members of the SRC throughout the process. Please remember, US Soccer licensing. is fully separate from high school or college referee certification. Read the process closely here and get started! We are excited to see you joining the Idaho referee community!

Minimum Requirements to Referee

Licensing Process & Local Classes Available

Licensing Steps

After you have paid your fee, completed all the online training, and completed your in person training, you will receive an email with your license. If you miss any step above, your license will be delayed until you complete that step. Your license is valid for a calendar year (January-December), then you must relicense each year.

Grants Available for Registration & Gear

The Idaho Youth Soccer Association is covering class registration fees for the first 100 youth or adult referees who plan to referee youth matches. To receive the grant, you must enter a promo code BEFORE paying your fees. Contact the DRA in your area for a code.

The Idaho Adult Soccer Association is covering class registration fees and an initial set of referee equipment for referees who are 18 years old or above and will be working adult matches. To receive the grant, you must first request a promo code from the DRA in your area. Enter it before paying fees. Secondly, email ISSA to let them know your sizes. 

Local Classes Available

Treasure Valley (Matthew Gamette, DRA)

Magic Valley (Matthew Gamette, DRA)

CDA/Sandpoint/North (Derek Kohles, DRA)

Idaho Falls Area (Rick Spielman, DRA)

Pullman/Moscow/Lewiston/Clarkston (Leah Johnson, DRA)

Pocatello Area (Brooke Taylor, DRA)