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Minnesota SRC Certification

Minnesota SRC Certification Referee Instructions (New or Returning)

There is no reason to delay you becoming a NEW soccer referee, or recertifying as a returning referee. With all the clarifications to the Laws of the Game, it is strongly suggested that you take the course. All of your work will be online.

Step 1:  Register

Go to the Minnesota State Referee Committee webpage (

New referees must start the registration process by first creating an account on this website. If you haven't done so, please navigate to the "Create Account" page and set up your account.

Returning referees can enter your user name and password (or find them by using your USSF registration ID number).

The first thing they will want during registration is money - be prepared to pay by credit card.

Cost:                       $45 USSF registration fee

                               $40 Minnesota SRC administrative fee

The cost has gone up substantially. The EPSA will reimburse you for some of the added expense if you work for the recreational program.  More information will come on the way EPSA will handle that as the season begins so keep track of your expenses this year.

Step 2:  Watch the Videos

You must watch videos on rule changes before you take the test. There are also online videos for those of you who want to be reminded of the laws.

Step 3:  Take the Test

You must pass the test with a score of 75 in order to move on to step 4. Don't put this off. If you don't pass the test, you will be allowed to retake the test until you do.

Step 4:  Watch MORE videos

You must additionally watch some referee videos before you will be sent your badge, some of which may be self-selected. Don't put these off, either. They will quiz you along the way, so you can't just run the videos in the background.

Register Early!  (Register Now!)

FAQ:  I only want to work for the EPSA, do I have to take this class?

FIFA makes minor changes to the Laws of Soccer every year, so EPSA asks everyone who wants to be an EPSA referee to take the clinic.


FAQ:  If Iā€™m in 6th grade, how can I take the Grade 8 class?
The clinics are classified by referee grade and are not indicative of your grade in school.  Anyone of any age can be a Grade 8 Referee.

FAQ:  Do I have to start the videos now, in March?
It is recommended to do so.  For some reason, the clinics can be very early and time will run short.

If your badge says '2021 or 2022' you do not need to recertify at this time. 

If your badge says '2020' you should recertify. There have been some changes and clarifications to the Laws of the Game of which you need to be aware of.

If your badge says ā€˜2019 or 2018ā€™ you should re-certify.  There have been some changes and clarifications to the Laws Of The Game of which you need to aware.

If your badge is from 2017 or before
, there were significant changes in made in 2017 (and modifications made in subsequent years) and you need to get up to date.  Please re-certify.  If your badge has not been updated recently, the MnSRC may require you to take the full 16 hour course again.


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