Recertification For Returning Referees

Welcome to the first step in referee recertification!

The State Referee Program has changed its referee management system to the “Officials Management System” (OMS).

To log into OMS you will need your USER ID and Password.  Your USER ID is your USSF ID Number with “R” in front of the number (no “-“s).  Your Password is probably your last name (lower case).  If you do not know your USER ID, select “Forgot Username” in OMS.  The system will e-mail your Username to you.  If you do not know your Password, select “Forgot Password.”  The system will e-mail to you a link to create a new password.

If you will be 18 years old or older after July 1, 2019, SafeSport certification and a background check will also be required.  These requirements are built into the registration and online instruction process.

Cost is $80 and will be paid online in one payment via credit card.  This $80 includes both the state and the US Soccer fees for recertification.  If you find yourself on a web page asking you to pay a different amount, such as $60 or $20,  you should close that page and return here to follow these instructions.

For Grassroots Referees (formerly Grade 7, 8, and 9 Referees)

- Online instruction is condicted via the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program and the US Soccer Learning Center.  Most referees need 4-6 hours to complete the online instruction.

- Classroom instruction is scheduled at various locations and lasts about 2.5 hours.

Upon successful completion of all phases of instruction, you will be recertified as a Grassroots Referee.

For Regional Referees (formerly Grade 5 and 6 Referees) and Emeritus Regional Referees (formerly Emeritus State Referees).

- Online instruction including SafeSport and Healthy and Safe Playing is conducted via the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program and the US Soccer learning Center.  Most referees need 2-3 hours to complete the online instruction.

- Classroom instruction is scheduled at various locations and lasts about 4 hours.

Upon successful completion of all phases of instruction, you will be certified as a Regional Referee.

For all recertifying referees.

We provide step-by-step directions to guide you through the process of creating a profile and registering for courses.

You will set up two or three USER IDs and Passwords: one for Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program, one for the US Soccer Learning Center, and if applicable, one for SafeSports.  As these logons are each needed for your referee recertification, you MAY use the same USER ID and Password for all three accounts.

Use the I want to: ? and I need Help buttons to guide you through the proccess.

We look forward to seeing you back on the field soon!

Click here to start.