SafeSport and Save and Healthy Playing Environment are required annually

Because these courses are good for one year after completion these certifications expire independently from your USSF courses which expire on June 30th each year.

You can use the links below free of charge to renew them. Your license is temporarily suspended on the expiration date(s) and will be reinstated as soon as you are current again.

SafeSport Refresher Free Supplemental (Required if over 18)

  • SafeSport (All) Register *Must Stay current

Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environment Free Supplemental

  • Safe and Healthy Playing Environment Register *Must Stay current

*** Registration Opens After July 1st 2023 ***

Quick Link to USSF 2023 Registration for Recertification

Referee Recertification

  • 2023 Grassroots Referee Register (Must have been certified within last 36 months)

  • 2023 Regional Referee

  • 2023 Regional Emeritus Referee Register

  • 2023 National Emeritus Referee Register

Mentor and Assessor Recertification



Step by Step -- Recertification

On behalf of the Idaho Soccer Referee Committee, we are fully committed to help with US Soccer's transition to a completely integrated resource for referee training and administration.

Please reach out to reveland@idahoreferee.org with questions.

Step 1: Log into your US Soccer Learning Center account

  1. Go to the US Soccer Learning Center website US Soccer Learning Center

  2. If you don't already have a Learning Center Account, click “Sign-up” at the top and fill out the form. Then, be sure to click “Sign up now” at the bottom to finish up.

  3. If it recognizes you from coaching or anything else, it may ask you to confirm your information. If so, say “Yes” and update it please!

Individuals 18+ yrs. you will need to complete the US Soccer background.

Complete the US Soccer NCSI Background Check which is valid for 2 years and costs an additional $30.00 payable.

Step 2: Sign-up for the Course in which you wish to recertify.

Register for an Online referee Course based on your current certification.

  • 2023 Grassroots Referee Register

  • 2023 Upgrade from Grassroots to Regional Referee Register

  • 2023 Regional Referee Register

  • 2023 Regional Emeritus Referee Register

  • 2023 National Emeritus Referee Register

  1. Once you successfully register for your course go to "Classroom"

  2. Review items under "Resources" which will have information available to download for future reference.

  3. Navigate to "Assignments" and complete all requirements for you selected course.

If you are 18+ yrs, you have an additional assignment to complete if you did not complete this during your 2022 registration.

      • Complete SafeSport Training as this is a federal requirement about child abuse, harassment, hazing, and inappropriate sexual behaviors. It is about 2 to 2/12 hours in length and is valid for 2 years.

Step 3: Sign up and complete any additional Supplemental Courses

Register for any Online supplemental courses based on your current certification. 2021 Recertification:

Referee Mentor

  • New Grassroots Mentor Certification Register

  • Grassroots Mentor Recertification Register

This course will replace both the Grassroots Instructor and Assessor starting this year. Completing this course will certify you for assignments as both an Assessor and Instructor.

Anyone currently holding the Grassroots Assessor or Or Grassroots Instructor is highly encouraged to register for the Grassroots Mentor Course!


  1. Complete Online Course under "Assignments". Any requirements previously completed for other courses will be credited for each new Supplemental course

  2. Complete all other "Assignments".

US Soccer has a virtual assistant and FAQ section to help with various issues dealing with the Learning Center

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