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Become a Referee

North Texas Soccer Member Associations and clubs are encouraged to contact North Texas State Soccer Kiersten Cowart at about organizing and hosting referee courses.

US Soccer Referee Course

The Referee Course is specific to the recreational and competitive youth game. This is an entry-level course for new referees. This course consists of online modules in the US Soccer Learning Center that must be completed by the candidate prior to the in-person or online video classroom and field session. 


How to Become a USSF Referee

·        Requirement – you must be 13 or older.

·        There is two-part process that must be completed to become a licensed USSF Referee.

·        Sign up for a Referee online course. You will pay the fee when you sign up.

Part 1 - Sign up for the Referee Online Lessons via OMS

There are 6 modules in the online portion. All 6 modules must be completed in full. The online lessons take approximately 6-7 hours to complete.

Part 2 – Select an in-person clinic to attend

Once you complete the entire online lessons, you’ll be able to select an in-person clinic to go to on OMS. You will see the words – ONLINE LESSONS COMPLETED highlighted in green to know that you can select the in-person clinic you wish to attend.

The in-person clinic is 3.5 hours. This is the field session done outdoors.

Lots of important information is given to all attendees – who you will work for, how to get games, where to get uniforms, etc.

You must complete both parts in order to become a referee.


To Register

Click here OMS


Click on – Find Clinic


In the drop down menu

1.   Select – Entry Never been a USSF Referee before

2.   Select – Referee Online Lessons

3.   Register/Pay

4.   Start/finish the online lessons


Once you complete the online lessons you will see the words – PICK A CLINIC This is the in-person portion of the clinic.