Regional Referee Upgrade and Maintenance Assessment Policy

For upgrading to Regional Referee the Requirement for formal evaluation is as follows:

1.    One match as a referee on a competitive Youth U18/19 match. 
2.    One match as a referee on a competitive senior adult amateur Division 2 (D2) level match or above.  
3.    One match as a referee on a top-level, senior amateur, Division 1/Premier- level match or above.
4.    One match as an assistant referee (position AR1) on a top-level, senior amateur, Division 1/Premier- level match or above.

For Recertification as a Regional Referee the requirement for formal evaluation is as follows:
 
1.    One match as a referee on a competitive Youth U18/19 match.
2.    One match as a referee on a top-level, senior amateur, Division 1/Premier- level match or above.
3.    One match as an assistant referee (position AR1) on a top-level, senior amateur, Division 1/Premier- level match or above.

Click the Related Link to the right for "Referee Certification and Recertification Requirements" to view game counts and other requirements that must be completed to become a regional referee.

Grassroots referees are still encouraged to be assessed annually to see how they are performing.

Revised 4/25/2021

Assessment Fees

** PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SCHEDULING AN ASSESSMENT **

Enter this amount as your "Game Fee" in the request email.

NPSL

$125.00

NISA (Pro D3)

$110.00

USL2

$110.00

UPSL

$75.00

CCL P-23

$105.00

Open Cup

$120.00

ECNL

$75.00

EDP

$90.00

Amateur and Youth

$75.00

MLS Academy

$75.00

DCPL

$100.00

EPSL

$75.00

Amercian Premier League

$75.00

Regular Amateur

$75.00

Regular Youth

$75.00

Assessments must be completed by June 30 to meet requirements for the following year's certification.  This means that assessments for your 2021 badge must be completed by June 30, 2020.

ALL members of the referee crew must present their USSF ID# to the assessor prior to any assessment game.

Revised 11/3/2021

Assessment Request Procedure

TO REQUEST AN ASSESSMENT, THE FOLLOWING TWO STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED.

Step 1. 

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Top Division 1 Leagues For Regional Referee Assessments


The following MDCVSA adult leagues/divisions have been designated as "Top Division 1 Leagues" for assessment of referees attempting to upgrade to or maintain Regional Referee. 

The Development Academy U-18 and CCL U-18 and U-19/20 leagues can be used to fulfill the youth game requirement.

     
 League  Division  Location
USL USL Richmond
USL   PDL  Northern VA, West Virginia
NPSL                 NPSL Northern VA, Richmond,  Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
CCL Pro-23; U-18; U-19/20 Northern VA, Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
EDP U-23 Northern VA
US Soccer U-18 Developmental Academy Northern VA, Richmond
CVSA  Premier  Richmond
Southside  Premier  Virginia Beach
NVSL  Premier  Northern Virginia
WPL  Premier  Northern Virginia
     
All new candidates for upgrade to Regional Referee must submit a comprehensive list of their games
that count for upgrade to Regional Referee to the SDA prior to their upgrade approval.  This list should
include at a minimum, the game date, league, division, teams and assignor’s name.  This does
not apply to former Grade 5s who are attempting to return to their previous grade.

POSTED 9/21/16

INFORMATION FOR ASSESSORS, REFEREE COACHES, AND MENTORS

Assessor Development Guidance Forms and Instructions

Assessors, the links below will access the instruction for Development and Guiandance as well as the required forms, click the links below:

Development and Guidance Form Instructions

Referee Development and Guidance Form (complete online)

 Referee Development and Guidance Form (paper)