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Michigan Referee Program / Become A Referee

New referees must be 13 years old at the time of registration.

We’re excited for you to become a USSF certified referee! You will find that being a referee is a rewarding experience where you can give back to the game, stay active, and earn some extra cash. Please follow the registration instructions below, and you will be 1 step closer to officiating your first match!

Step 1) Create a U.S. Soccer Learning Center Account

  • To start the registration process, access the U.S. Soccer Learning Center website and “Sign Up” to create a Referee profile at the following link:
    • Make sure a unique email is used for each referee.
    • Sign up using the referee’s name & DOB. (Not the parent or guardian)
    • If the referee is under 18, add a secondary email (e.g., parent, other) to the profile.

Step 2) Register for a First-time Referee course

  • Within your newly created U.S. Soccer Learning Center account:
    • Hover over “Courses” and click on “Available courses”.
    • Click on “Go to course list” on the right side of the screen.
    • Search “Michigan State Referee Committee” under “Host”.
    • Register for the appropriate 2024 First Time Referee course.
    • Complete all of the course assignments, and attend the field session.

Step 3) Create a Michigan Game Officials Account

  • To complete the registration process, you must create a New Referee account on the Michigan Game Officials platform. This is where you will end up receiving game assignments.

    Follow the instructions using a unique username and password for each referee.
    • Please use the referee’s email (preferably the same email used to create the U.S. Soccer Learning Center account).
    • If the referee is under 18, add a secondary email (e.g., parent, other) to the profile.

Should you have any questions during the registration process, please contact Kristy Bos at