Soccer Referee Education

Become A Certified Soccer Referee

Are you interested in becoming a soccer referee?

You can become a sanctioned U.S. Soccer referee, certified through the Missouri Referee Development Program!

Certification through the Missouri Referee Development Program will allow you to be assigned to any game as a referee or an assistant referee in all youth and/or adult games sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation.

Participants must register online and complete the subsequent online session & test before attending the in-person class.

Registering for Course

  • Complete New Member Registration
  • After registering, select Outdoor Entry Referee Online Lessons
  • Pay one-time fee to gain access to 25 online training modules
  • After completing online modules, select Pick A Clinic

Selecting a clinic reserves your spot to attend both the classroom and field sessions at Central Bank Sporting Complex. All 25 online modules must be completed before selecting an in-person clinic.

In-Person Class Information

Saturday, February 17 | 9AM-4PM

Classroom Session: 9AM-1PM
On-field Session: 1PM-4PM

Central Bank Sporting Complex

9101 N Line Creek Parkway, Unit Fieldhouse 1
Kansas City, MO 64154

Course Cost: $90

Register to Become a Referee

Frequently Asked Questions

For the In-Person Class, you will need:

  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Tennis shoes
  • Notebook & pen or pencil
  • Whistle (preferably Fox 40 brand)
  • Referee flags (optional)

Sporting KC is always looking for referees for our youth soccer programs!

Sporting Rec. League
Pre-K through 3rd Grade

To become a referee for Sporting Rec. League, sign-up here.


To become a referee at a Sporting KC tournament, please email

Yes, you must be at least 13 years of age to enroll in a referee education course. Most local leagues also mandate a minimum age for refs, so make sure you check the position requirements for any assignment if you are under 18.

No, this course is open to all!

Yes! As a certified referee, you can choose to work any sanctioned game you’d like, even if it is outside of the state of your certification.

Central Bank Sporting Complex

For information and questions about Referee Education, please email