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California North Referee Administration

Join thousands of Cal-North officials and become a US Soccer Referee. CNRA will guide you through what to expect and the beginning steps for registration. CNRA offers USSF Grade 8 Referee and Grade 9 Recreational Referee clinics through the nine CYSA-N Districts. Visit for more information.  For complete instructions on how to register as a new referee, go to:

USSF Grade 8 Referee

The Grade 8 clinic consists of a total of eighteen (18) hours of instruction. Attendance at all sessions is required for successful completion of the course. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates may register as Grade 8 Referees with the United States Soccer Federation for a registration fee.

USSF Grade 9 Recreational Referee

The USSF Grade 9 Recreational Referee may officiate games as either a Referee or Assistant Referee on recreational youth games for under-14 and younger only. They may not officiate older ages, competitive youth matches (Class 1), or adult matches. For the latter matches, you must be at least a Grade 8 Referee. The Grade 9 clinic consists of a one-day eight-hour class. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates may register as Grade 9 Recreational Referees with the United States Soccer Federation for a registration fee.

CYSL Referees - Renew Your License

The registration period is now open for 2015 USSF renewal. Follow CNRA's online guides and get prepared for the coming year of more soccer officiating.

The California North Referee Administration (CNRA) has contracted with to handle referee registration.  This will include not only the USSF Registration and clinic registration for referees but also online training and testing.

Referees who are registered with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) must renew their registration annually through CNRA. National, Professional and International Referees must renew through the USSF National Office with the collaboration of the State Referee Administrator. Any Referee not current in their registration shall not be assigned future matches until re-registration requirements have been met.


Step One
All current referees have been issued a UserName. Current referees will need their UserName and Password to access the registration system.  To obtain your new Username and and follow the instructions to obtain your username and password.

Step Two
Sign in with your new username and password credentials at, Agree with the terms of service and complete the security questions.

Step Three
Grade 8 Referees, go to:

On the bottom of this page, you will see "To Register for this Course, please Login Here."  Click on the "Login Here" Link.

Step Four
Click "Register Now" to complete the 2015 USSF Grade 8 Registration Renewal Process.  You will be asked for a credit card to pay the annual $45 renewal fee.  Upon payment, you will receive an immediate e-mail confirming your registration and providing you with a record of your transaction.

You will receive your new USSF Referee badge and card and a new USSF Laws of the Game book from the United States Soccer Federation between 8 - 12 weeks.