February 25, 2024 


From the Delaware State Referee Committee (SRC):


The Delaware SRC is here to assist you through the new Grassroots Referee process and provide support as you gain experience and develop as a referee. Don’t hesitate to contact any SRC member for help. SRC members and their contact information can be found on the Contact page in this web-site.


The US Soccer Online Grassroots Referee Course is a 4.5 hour e-learning experience that prepares candidates for their assigned tasks and responsibilities as a Grassroots Referee.

A new referee is required to complete both the Online Grassroots Referee Course AND the Delaware In-Person Grassroots Course to be officially licensed and registered with U.S. Soccer as a Grassroots Referee. 

All candidates must be 13 years or older to create a profile in the Learning Center and take a Referee Course.


DSRA Referee Candidate Registration & Certification Steps

  1. Create your profile in the US Soccer Learning Center
    • For FAQs, click here
  2. Register for In-Person Grassroots Entry – 2023 (cost $60, click https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/7702 )
  3. If you are 18 years or older:
    • Complete US Soccer NCSI background check, good for 2 years ($31.21)
      • Background check must clear before beginning the online training, allow 7-10 days
    • Complete the SafeSport modules
  4. Download the IFAB laws of the game app onto your phone or tablet
    • Suggested, not required
  5. Successfully complete the webinar
  6. Purchase a referee uniform / NOTE: required for the on-field clinic NOTE: Select shirt color that works best for your ‘home’ club. You can ask the club assignor; click here for assignor contact information
  7. Successfully complete on-field clinic
  8. Update your Arbiter Profile – Once certified, you will receive a system generated welcome email from Arbiter, the Delaware SRC assigning platform, for you to log in and update your profile

IMPORTANT NOTE: The training and certification steps in the Learning Center must be completed prior to attending the Delaware SRC in-person webinar and the webinar must be completed prior to attending the on-field clinic


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