Entry Level Certification, USSF Grade 8
New referees must attend a USSF approved, entry level clinic and pass a test before they are certified. The entry level clinic is 16 hours which is spread either over a weekend or several weeknights and possibly one weekend day. For a list of upcoming clinics throughout Southern California, click here.
AYSO Crossover Certification
It’s a fairly simple process to crossover to being a USSF certified referee from being an AYSO referee. To learn more, go to the Cal South Referee web site or contact the California South Administrative Coordinator, Danielle Bryant. Information can also be found in the Referee Administrative Handbook.
In- Grade Recertification
Continuing members are required by the Cal South Referee Committee to attend skills maintenance training sessions as a precondition of annual re-certification. Maintenance training requirements are meant to ensure officiating quality and professionalism throughout the Cal South region. Yearly maintenance training requirements and training options are posted on the SCSRA-Ventura Training Page.
Cal South requires recertifying referees to attend an annual maintenance clinic. Cal South has a Clinic Registration Web Page that includes the schedule for future clinics and/or to register for a maintenance clinic. Referee grade 6 and up require annual recertification assessments. Information for scheduling your maintenance assessment is available on the Cal South Assessment Web Page.
For questions about evaluation and assessment please contact the State Director of Assessments (SDA), Kelly Mock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for upgrading the next referee grade are outlined in the Referee Administrative Handbook. In Cal South, attendance at a Cal South upgrade clinic is required for upgrade. Cal South has a Clinic Registration Web Page that includes the schedule for future clinics and/or to register for an upgrade clinic. Clinics include instruction, a written examination, and a physical fitness test. Be sure to bring running equipment so you can take the physical, which is normally conducted at the beginning of the clinic.
Upgrade assessments are required for upgrades to referee grades 7 and higher. Information for scheduling your upgrade assessments is available on the Cal South Assessment Web Page. . Information for scheduling your upgrade assessments is available on the Cal South Assessment Web Page.. Referees wishing to upgrade should also coordinate with our SCSRA-Ventura Assignor to get level-appropriate practice ahead of scheduling any assessments.