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     If you want an ASSESSMENT TO UPGRADE, or one for Maintenance Requirements please contact Stephen Peats at :


     Normal order is:

    1. Referee informs SDA they are requesting upgrade or Maintenance (via re cert. email,                     phone,SDA,etc).

    2. Referee makes themselves available to Assignor(s) to work games.

    3. Assignor assigns referees according to their criteria & the USSF ethics code.

    4. Referee contacts SDA after receiving appropriate match for upgrade.

    5. SDA Assigns Assessor.

    6. Assessor & referee contact each other about the match.

    7. Referee pays assessor the appropriate fee to include Registration Fee to US Soccer.

      (prior to the match). The fee is a game fee plus registration fee. 

    8. Match is refereed & assessed.

    9. If match is competitive & meets criteria, referee passes or fails.

    10. If going for an upgrade -  complete the above - plus

    11. Complete and pass the fitness test.

    12. Complete and pass the written test for the grade upgrading to. 


Cost for upgrade - 

Regular Referees to Regional Referee. - Assessment fee (game fee) plus $50 registration fee.  

Regional Referee Maintenance - Assessment fee (game fee)

    The following attachments are available to the referee as guidance or as information for an  assessment :   







Law Changes​                      





Assessment and Upgrade Procedures



Fitness test requirements for all regional referees.

The regional fitness Test is the 40 meter sprint X -  6   and right after is the 75 meter / 25 meter lap endurance test.  X 10 laps. 

Sprints =  6 sprints  , each sprint has to be completed in - .6.4.sec.       

75 meter run =  each run has to be completed in - .20.sec.

25 meter walk - each walk has to be completed in - .20.sec.

the run is for 10 laps of the track. 


High School fitness test schedule -   We can hold the Regional fitness test the same day if needed. 



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