The deadline for the 2010 NATIONAL REFEREE PROGRAM certification/re-certification for applicants, candidates and national referees is April 2, 2010.

Effective in 2010, all applicants must meet the requirements established for certification or recertification for the NISOA National Referee Program in each of the following criteria:

  1. The NISOA Physical Fitness Test, with an overall grade of 3.5.
  2. The NCAA/NISOA Soccer Rules Written Test.
  3. NISOA Game Assessments by a certified National Assessor for years 2010/11.

You must attend one of the clinics referenced below, and successfully complete all of the requirements for a National Referee or Candidate:

  • Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA – June 4-6.
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK – June 11-13.
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA – June 18-20.
  • Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA – July 9-11.

National Referees and National Referee Candidates must submit their completed 2008-2009 NISOA NRP Record Book to their Regional Area Coordinator for review and forwarding to Grier Cooper, National Referee Program Administrator. Applicants should complete the process as soon as possible as space is limited at the clinic locations. Only the first 125 respondents will be assured a place in the clinic location of their choice, and there will be a $30.00 late fee for applications postmarked after April 2, 2010. For this year’s program, two assessments are required of Applicants, both as a Referee.

10 Responses to “2010 NISOA National Referee Program Certification and Recertification”

  1. Hello. I was going through your website but am still confused what I need to do to become a NISOA referee. I have credentials as USSF and for High School games as well. Please advise. Thank you.

    • DA – You need to contact your local chapter. They can help you with membership requirements. Disregard GHC’s comment as it is meant for those that are already NISOA members and want to apply to the NISOA National Referee Program.

  2. DA:
    See forms on nisoa.com: National Referee Application, download, complete and follow directions to submit.
    You will be asked for 3 yrs of NISOA membership in Good Standing, 2 NISOA Assessments, 2 Letters of Recommendation, a list of 20 centered intercollegiate games (form on site), the results of your 2009 NISOA Fitness Eval. and a Medical eval (form on site) and your fee.

    • GHC:

      DA’s question was related to becoming a NISOA referee, not a National NISOA referee. See my response. He needs to contact his local chapter and join that first.

  3. If we lost the 2008-2009 NISOA NRP Record Book do the request for a new booklet go to Grier Cooper, National Referee Program Administrator?


  4. Please inform me on how to renew nisoa membership if I have missed the deadline in my local chapter, or must I attend the camp and become a new official once again?

  5. What do i need to become a NISOA referee. I have credentials as USSF and for High School games as well. spanish , english speaking. Thank you

  6. Hi, i was going through your website but was a bit confused what i need to do to become a NISOA referee. I have crendentials as USSF . Thank you