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Referee Classes




  • Get Paid! Earn good money to participate in a sport you love. To see pay rates, please click HERE.
  • A flexible schedule – Provide your own availability to assignors to work around your busy schedule.
  • A new way to be a part of the game – Continue being involved in the game we love in ways other than playing or coaching.
  • Fitness and health – Where else can you get paid to work out?
  • Challenge yourself – It is no mystery referees make mistakes. Becoming a referee is a rewarding process full of challenges and opportunities to advance to higher level and higher paying games.
  • Develop life skills – Discipline, leadership, organization, communication, professionalism, and confidence.
  • Improve our sport – Think you can do better than that other referee? Prove it!
  • Travel – Sign up for tournaments all over the state of Georgia and the USA.


The State Referee Association/US Soccer hosts regular combined online/in-person classes for individuals age 13 or older looking to gain referee certification, as well as classes for current referees looking to renew or upgrade their certifications. Once certified, an individual is able to sign up to an SSA location of their preference and referee games on a schedule convenient to them.


A referee’s journey begins at the Grassroots level. U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees are qualified to officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth matches and amateur adult matches.

The U.S. Soccer Grassroots License has both an online and in-person component - registration for both parts is $90 in total. Grassroots Referees will register for courses through the US Soccer Referee Learning Center (click HERE for view the website) and be certified through State Referee Committees.

Becoming a Grassroots Referee in the US Soccer Referee Program consists of accomplishing both of the following:

  • Grassroots Online Course. - the online course takes a total of 4.5 - 6 hours to complete through the US Soccer Referee Learning Center
  • Attending the Grassroots In-Person Field Session - a one-day class lasting approximately 4 hours.
For a schedule of available In-Person classes, please click HERE.

For details on how to register for online and in-person classes, please click HERE.


For information on how to sign up to receive assignments at the SSA location most convenient to you, along with the most up-to-date pay scale, please click HERE.

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