As you may be aware, US Soccer has significantly changed the way in which Referees are trained and re-certified. One of the major changes is that each and every referee will now need to complete a mandatory online training from SafeSport. This is a requirement which has been imposed at a Federal level on most organized sports.
As of October 1, 2019, if you are 18 years old or above, you must complete SafeSport Training. You can access the online training by following the link SAFESPORT. It is about 90 minutes in length and is free utilizing access code YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M. This is a mandatory part of recertification and it is suggested that you get this out of the way sooner rather than later. When recertification opens, you will not be permitted to attend the class without the SafeSport certificate. If you are under 18 years old, you are required to complete the training within 7 days after your 18th birthday.
At this time we are working closely with U.S. Soccer on the 2020 recertification, however a finalized process is not yet available. Once it is, we will communicate it to you.