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HSRA is one of 55 State Referee Associations that support the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program at the local level. Each association is responsible for promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer's initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within their jurisdiction.  The HSRA is a volunteer organization that covers the entire State of Hawaii for promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer's initiatives/program to include training, mentoring, certification, and assessment.

For more information, please visit the HSRA Administration Page.

2020 Recertification Updated - Grassroots

August 17, 2019


Details on the new U.S. Soccer Referee Pathway can be read here Please review the Grassroots Referee Profile for general information and expectations of a Grassroots Referee.

The 2019-2020 changes to the Laws of the Game are much more extensive than in most years.  If you will be refereeing in the Fall of 2019, it is of utmost importance to complete the Grassroots Online Course and recertify.  The 2019-2020 Laws of the Game became effective June 1st, 2019; you have likely seen them live in action during the Women's World Cup, Gold Cup and other competitions this summer.

Instructions to Recertify

The cost to recertify as a Grassroots Referee through December 31st, 2020  is $45 (State & National fees).

  • ·         Create a profile in the US Soccer Referee Learning Center
  • ·         Register for the Grassroots Recertification Online Course
  • ·         Complete all online assignments

If you are 18 years or older, also completing these two mandatory items:

  • ·         US Soccer NCSI Background Check ($30) – valid for two years (available inside the Learning Center within your respective profile)
  • ·         SafeSport Training (Federal Law) – valid for two years​

​The Hawaii State Referee Committee will also be hosting at no additional cost to referees the following training and development opportunities:

  • ·         field training sessions
  • ·         expanded mentoring (formerly referred to as assessments)
  • ·         webinars led by current FIFA Referees and National Referee Coaches
  • ·         traditional in-service classroom sessions

These programs and initiatives align with the U.S. Soccer Referee Program's goal of providing more practical training on the field as opposed to the previous mandatory classroom sessions. U.S. Soccer and the SRC believe these programs and opportunities will better train and develop Grassroots Referees for the modern game. Free registration for these events will be in the Learning Center and also posted here on the website.

Detailed Instructions

1. Create a Profile at: U.S. Soccer Referee Learning Center (LC).

·         The unique account identifier is an email address. Parents may not use their lone email address to register multiple referees. Each referee needs their own email address. Parents may add a secondary email address to each account in order to receive any emails their referee is receiving from either U.S. Soccer or the Hawaii State Referee Committee.

·         The Learning Center will attempt to migrate your old registration data (lifetime). Accept when prompted.

·         If your full license history does not migrate in to your new Learning Center profile, email referee@ussoccer.org the following details:

  • o    ​Full Name (include any old names if a name change occurred)
  • o    Date of Birth
  • o    16 Digit USSF ID
  • o    Any old email addresses​

·         A known issue while creating an account in the LC is a browser timeout. If this occurs for you, the U.S. Soccer recommended steps are to clear your browser history, cache, and cookies. Close your browser, and try again. Alternatively, try a different browser or device to create your account.

·         While new referees must be 13 years of age or older to register, any current referees that are younger than 13 are grandfathered in. If the Learning Center prevents registration due to Date of Birth, email referee@ussoccer.org for assistance in creating your profile.

2. Complete the U.S. Soccer NCSI Background Check (mandatory if 18 years or older)

  • ·         Available inside the Learning Center within your respective profile page
  • ·         Valid for two years per check
  • ·         Mandatory for all referees 18 years or older


3. Register for the Grassroots Recertification Online Course at: U.S. Soccer Referee Learning Center (LC).

·         After creating an account, you must register for the Grassroots Recertification Online Course.

·         In the LC, click "Courses," then "Available Courses," then "Grassroots Courses" and finally "Recertification."

o    Use the Location drop down and select Hawaii.


4. Safe Sport Certification (mandatory if 18 years or older)

·         Access Code: Available via the Course

  • ·         Download your certificate and upload into the Learning Center through the "Assignments" tab once you have registered for a course.
  • ·         Add U.S. Soccer to your "Memberships" in your Profile
  • ·         Safe Sport is Federal Law passed by the United States Congress and is mandatory for anyone 18 years or older.

5. Download the IFAB Laws of the Game (LOTG).

  • ·         The LOTG are also available as an app on both Android and iOS.​


hawaii.Gameofficials.net is no longer in use for outdoor referee certification courses or registration.  The State Referee Committee will continue to use this platform for some administrative functions, documenting attendance of training sessions, including sending blast emails to referees and other groups.


Email Mike Terry (sra@hawaiireferee.com) for general questions about the Hawaii Soccer Referee Program.

Email US Soccer (referee@ussoccer.org) for general questions about the Learning Center, issues creating your account, background checks, etc.


QUICKLINKS: (Updated 11 March 2020)

Click on the links below to learn more about the resources provided by the Hawaii State Referee Program.



State Referee Committee Contacts

 US Soccer Digital Learning Center (DLC)





Arbitersports Login Link

Hawaii.GameOfficials Link





How to Become a Referee

Referee Forms & Downloads


·         Grade Levels

·         On-line Registration (Futsal)

·         On-line Registration (Grassroots/Outdoor)

·         Classes & Clinics Offered         

·         Laws of the Game

·         Risk Management FAQ

·         AYSO/USSF Crossover





FAQ’s for New Referees

USSF Registration Fees





 Assessment Request

Futsal Referee Training





Maintenance & Upgrade

Leagues - Referee Assignors




  • Far West Regionals - Hawaii Referee Reps
    2018 Far West Regionals - Hawaii Referee Representatives
  • Social time with Pacific Rim Cup Pro Referees
Waipio Soccer Complex (WSC)