Referee Certification and Recertification Requirements

Click the Links Below for Grade Requirements

Grade 9 Recreational Referee Requirements

Grade 8 Competitive Youth Referee Requirements

Grade 7 Adult Amateur Referee Requirements

Grade 6 State Referee Requirements

Grade 5 State Referee Requirements

2016 Upgrade Requirements

Click Links Below for Upgrade Procedures and Process

NJSRC Upgrade Requirements and Procedure Grade 8 to Grade 7

NJSRC Upgrade Requirements and Procedure Grade 7 to Grade 6

ATTENTION GRADE 9 REFEREES

If you are a Grade 9 Referee and are looking to upgrade to a Grade 8, you must:

  • Be 16 years old
  • Take the Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Course in full – to do this go on-line and sign up and pay for the grade 8 referee course fee and USSF registration fee

     

      • Pass the Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Course

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Dan Paolini, New Jersey State Youth Referee Administrator at syra@njrefs.com.

UPDATED: Looking for an Assignor

Remember that you are an independent contractor and need to contact assignors with your availability.

 

The list of assignors has been updated to include contact information as well as the leagues/clubs/towns/tournaments that each assigns.  Click the link below to open the list as an Excel file.

This list is to be used solely for the purpose of contacting Assignors to enable referees to work games.  Any use other than as prescribed without the written approval of the NJSRC is forbidden.”

2018 Assignor List 

If you need League information and are looking for assignors, click on the link below to find the referee contacts for the youth leagues in New Jersey.

League Contacts

 

Referee Recertification for 2018

The 2018 Referee Recertification Classes Have Been Posted on njsrc.gameofficials.net

​All referees MUST recertify ANNUALLY

>>> CLICK HERE to Register for your 2018 Recertification<<

 

​All registered referees MUST recertify for 2018 by attending one of the 2018 Recertification classes.  We do not offer any online only recertifications for Grade 8,7,6,5,13,15.  If you have missed more than 1 year of recertifying, you must retake the entry level grade 8 class over again in its entirety.

Grade 8 referees will attend one class.  Grade 7, 5, 6,13,15 will attend a different class. All classes have an am or pm session, unless noted differently. 

Grade 9 referees will recertify online for 2018, unless emailed otherwise.  The Grade 9 Recertification test can be taken at any time, but must be completed prior to the April 30 deadline.  The test is in you njsrc.gameofficials.net account when you register and pay for your recertification.

No full refunds are given.  If you cannot attend the class for any reason, you will be refunded only the USSF registration cost less a $5 administrative charge.  Your class fee and administrative charge is non-refundable.  Your registration for the class demonstrates your agreement and understanding of this policy.

 

2018 Grade 8 Recertification Class   
2018 Grade 6,7,13,15 Recertification Class 
Date Location   Date Location  
Dec 16, 2017  EAST BRUNSWICK am session only   Dec 16, 2017  EAST BRUNSWICK pm session only
Dec 27, 2017  EAST BRUNSWICK        
Jan 6, 2018  CHERRY HILL        
Jan 7, 2018  TOMS RIVER        
Jan 13, 2018  EAST WINDSOR        
Jan 14, 2018  EAST BRUNSWICK pm session only   Jan 14, 2018  EAST BRUNSWICK am session only
Jan 20, 2018  EAST BRUNSWICK        
Jan 21, 2018  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS        
Jan 27, 2018  CHERRY HILL        
Jan 28, 2018  EAST BRUNSWICK        
Feb 3, 2018  BUDD LAKE        
Feb 10, 2018  EAST BRUNSWICK        
Feb 11, 2018  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS        
Feb 17, 2018  CHERRY HILL        
Feb 18, 2018  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS        
Feb 24, 2018  EAST BRUNSWICK pm session only   Feb 24, 2018  EAST BRUNSWICK am session only
Mar 3, 2018  EAST BRUNSWICK        
Mar 4, 2018  BUDD LAKE        

 

Duties and Responsibilities of the Referee and Assistant Referee

 Duties and Responsibility of the Referee and Assistant Referee

Pre Game Conference Template

One of the critical items in having a successful match is having a pregame conference with the referee team. Each member of the team needs to know what will happen in given situations to insure that those situations are dealt with properly.

The below link is an outline of the minimum topics that should be contained in your Pre Game Conference. Remember, this is just the beginning template. As you move forward, your Pre Game should and will include more information based upon experiences you had during your games.

Pre Game Conference Template 

How to Write a Misconduct Report

If you display a yellow or red card for misconduct during your game, you must do the paperwork!

The paperwork is as much a part of the game as calling fouls. Team, coach, and player discipline cannot be done properly unless you turn in ALL misconduct reports promptly and correctly.

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2018 Futsal and Indoor Certification and Recertification

All referees must recertify ANNUALLY

2018 Certification and Recertification Classes

You must be a grade 8 or higher referee to be eligible for our Futsal and Indoor certifications. 

No full refunds are given.  If you cannot attend the class for any reason, you will be refunded only the USSF registration cost less a $5 administrative charge.  Your class fee and administrative charge is non-refundable.  Your registration for the class demonstrates your agreement and understanding of this policy.

Futsal Recertification
No prerequisite work/test needed.  

All tests will be administered in class.

(All 2018 recertification courses have been completed)

 
 
   
Futsal Entry Level  
Prerequisite work REQUIRED.  
All 18 certificates of completion must be presented to instructor the morning of the class.

(All 2018 Futsal Entry Level courses have been completed)

<<<Futsal Laws of the Game>>>

<<<Prerequisite online training for Futsal ENTRY LEVEL CLASS>>>

Indoor Recertification and Certification classes
All work is completed ONLINE only.
Deadline for registration is January 31, 2018
You must be a registered referee before taking the indoor certification.