New and Existing Referees - where to go and what to do for 2025

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Submitted by Missouri SDI on 02- 20- 2023


All new referees should now start the process at our new registration site, you will sign up on "New Member Registration" if you are brand new or are returning to refereeing after more than 3 years away. After your profile is complete, while you can see all the clinics, you must choose Outdoor Entry Referee Online Lessons FIRST.  You want just this Online link first, so that after your payment you can get access to the 25 online training modules that are a prerequisite for the in-person course.  ONLY after you have successfully completed all 25 modules will a new green button/box appear that says "Pick a Clinic".  That's when you decide what roster you want to be on and where you want to attend the in-person class and hands on field training.   All the 25 modules must be completed before the posted cutoff date of each clinic, at midnight the night before the clinic, in order to be able to get put on the specific clinic roster. After midnight the system won't let anyone be added to the roster.  Any roster has a cutoff date so the sooner you can get your 25 modules done, the better.  Here is the link to get you started;

The entry in-person clinic consists of both classroom and hands-on field training.


All previously registered referees within the last 3 years should also start the re-registration process at and choose member sign-in.  Unless you changed it in 2023, you should use your email as your user name and your last name in all upper case as your password.  All referees and emeritus referees will have a separate but combined clinic to sign up for.  Both the Referee and Emeritus recert clinics work just like the clinics for new referees, after you log in you can see the clinics currently scheduled, but you can't yet select one.  You first have to pay, then sign up for or reserve the recert online modules FIRST.  Then, only after you have completed all the (this year just 7 modules) online work will the GREEN button appear that lets you "PICK A CLINIC" so you're added to the roster for the venue you want to attend.  If you choose an 3 hr in-person recert then you will get your badge and velcro when you attend it.  If you choose to instead attend one of the 2 hr monthly zoom online recerts you will be charged an extra $5 and the badge and velcro will be mailed to you after your attendance is verified.  To start the re-registration process, go to  and sign in.

If it's been over 3 years since your last registration in Missouri or any other USSF state, you will have to use the same path as the new referees.  If the OMS system only offers you the online entry route, then your last registration was outside the permitted 3 year window.  You will have start out as a "new referee" and when the system finds your info it will tell you what to do.

In the meantime once other training gets posted, i.e. fitness testing, assignor or mentor courses, if you're eligible you should see them on your home page.  REMEMBER EVEN IF YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR MORE THAN ONE THING (i.e. referee and assignor, referee and mentor, etc) THE PRIMARY EMAIL ON YOUR PROFILE IN THE LEARNING CENTER MUST MATCH THE PRIMARY EMAIL AND DOB IN OMS ON YOUR PROFILE or the 2 systems won't sync your SafeSport and/or Intro to Safe.


All referees that are currently registered in other states and want to keep your registration there use   and then choose "GUEST REGISTRATION" if you just want to be assigned here.  This process does NOT affect what state you are currently registered through, rather it just confirms your registration status through the learning center and makes your info available to registered assignors for affiliated games in Missouri.  If it can't confirm your registration status, it kicks it to state administrators to confirm it in other ways. Of course all guest registrations now have to pay a $40 guest fee, plus if your existing background check isn't accepted by OMS, then you may also have to pay $7.50 for one in OMS. 

If you want to actually transfer your registration to Missouri, instead of guest registration you should click on "Transfer" to move your registration into Missouri. Be aware that normally doesn't happen until the NEXT time you re-register, but by checking that box the OMS system will let you re-register with Missouri the next time you register.

MRDP Risk Management Policy on Registration of Felons

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Submitted by Missouri SDI on 01- 04- 2021

MRDP reserves the right to refuse registration in any capacity to anyone convicted of a felony, or with felony charges pending anywhere in the World.  While this policy in principle has been in force for many years, current risk management realities have now required this to be in writing and published.  The Missouri State Referee Committee has voted unanimously to re-affirm this policy as of January 4, 2021.

The Missouri Referee Development Program offers hybrid training clinics on-line

On-Line Training and In-Person class and field training

All on-line training is done through   The Missouri Referee Development Program (MRDP) offers hybrid training clinics in each of the four MRDP Districts, which mirror the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) districts. This training involves completing 25 online modules, then attending a one day face-to-face class and field training sessions. Any interested person may attend any posted clinic provided they meet the criteria.  You must have a profile on (coming soon)  to be able to see or register for an upcoming clinic. If you feel you meet the criteria, and yet the system won't let you signup, or it asks for a "code", contact your district online support or email [email protected]

How to become a USSF Referee

All United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliated member activities require that all referees be currently registered by the USSF. In order to register a referee must first be qualified. Normally initially this means successfully taking a USSF referee entry training course conducted by a Instructional program within one of the recognized state programs.
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