|Recertification 2016 is now open! All referee registrations will continue through Arbitersports.com this year.
One note I want to stress ** All Lawbooks and Badges will be mailed to you directly by US Soccer. This means you will not get a book and badge until you register on Arbiter and pass the test. I will upload registrations every two weeks through this process. It can take weeks for US Soccer to process the request. Please register early to ensure you get your book and badge before games begin.**
You must know your grade. This year, if you need to know your current grade, you can look in Arbiter. Just log in to Arbitersports.com. On the top of the page, you will find “Profile” on the far right. Click “Profile” and look to the left. Click on “Custom Fields” and scroll down until you come to a blue bar that says “ISRC – Idaho.” Under that heading you will find the Grade I had listed for you in 2015. If you have a question about your grade, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are already a referee in Arbitersports.com, just log on like you normally would. When you sign in, select Group ID 105684 ISRC – Idaho Central Hub. It is important that you select the Central Hub otherwise you won’t find registration.
Once at the Central Hub, select the Registration Process that matches your grade. Most of you will select the Grade 8 Registration. It is important that you pick the right registration because each of the grades have different annual fees associated with them. You don’t want to pay too much to register.
Complete the registration process. You will update your contact information, agree to the normal administrative things, and pay your money. When you come to the background check section, please know that the Idaho Soccer Referee Committe performs the background checks on adults only. The registration will ask you to consent to the background check OR state you are under 18 years of age. The Idaho Soccer Referee Committee will not background check anyone under the age of 18.
Time to take your test. At the Central Hub, click Testing. You should have a test available according to your grade. You can take the test three times. Please take your time and read the questions carefully. Once you pass, you can print a copy of the certificate for your records to prove you passed the test.
Wait for your Lawbook and Badge in the mail. Make sure you correctly update your address in Arbiter, as this will be the address US Soccer mails to. This year, US Soccer will mail you the normal envelope you get every year. This year, there will be a book and badge in that envelope. There will not be a badge pick up. It all happens in the mail.
Obviously it takes US Soccer some time to fill these orders. The system isn’t automatic either. I will upload all registrations to US Soccer every two weeks beginning December 1, 2015. The longer you wait to register, the longer it will take to get your book and badge.
If you have questions, please contact me, Alex Jones at email@example.com.