Referee Recertification Information

All Grade 9, 8 & 7 referees are required to attend a minimum of 5 hours in-service training throughout the year.  In addition, all referees are required to pass a recertification exam annually and pay an annual registration fee.  These fees vary by grade.  They are:

Grade 9 – $45.00
Grade 8 – $45.00
Grade 7 – $50.00
Grade 6 – $80.00
Grade 5 – $80.00

To register for the Recertification Clinics follow these directions:

1. From this web site, click on the registration button for the Recertification Clinic you wish to attend.
2. On the next page, select the course number for more details or verify that the clinic you are looking at is correct and click “login here”.
3. If you do not know your Game Officials username or password, click on “Forgot Username or Password” and follow the instructions. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT!
4. Once logged in, you will be asked to register for the clinic and pay by credit card (only).
5. If you are 18 years of age or older, you will be required to supply information for your Risk Management verification.
6. You will then see a button that says, “Load Session Tracker”. This will take you to the required Recertification Exam, which must be completed online.
7. If you have any problems, please contact the clinic Lead Instructor or the SDI (Bob Reath).

NOTE: If you register and pay, then decide you can’t make the clinic send an email to the Lead Instructor or the SDI and they will remove you from the class. Your payment will still be good for another recertification clinic. If you decide you want a refund, the State will refund your money except for $5. This is to recover the cost for the system and background check.

Grade 8 and 7 referees must pass the Annual Recertification Exam online before attending the clinic. Also, all referees 18 years and older must participate in the Risk Management Program. Written testing at the clinics will still be provided for Grade 9 and Grade 12 referees. Currently scheduled Recertification Clinics are listed below.

2018 Recertification Clinics

Prior to attending a recertification clinic please ensure you have passed the “Laws of the Game” test. You can find the test in the clinic you register and selecting Session 1 for Grade 7 test and Session 2 for the Grade 8 test. You are only required to take the test of your current Grade.


Monthly Clinics

There is no registration for the monthly clinics, just show up. Once you have received the minimum 5-hours, the SDI will be notified and send you a link to register and test. This will not happen until September 2019.

The Montgomery County Monthly Clinic

Held the first Monday of each Month

SoccerPlex Discovery Sports Center
18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD

 The Howard County Monthly Clinic:

The Howard County Monthly Clinic will be held on the 3rd Sunday Night of each month from 6:00PM to 8:30PM.

SAC/HC Administrative Office
Covenant Park Complex
4560 Centennial Ln.
Ellicott City
Contact: Craig Proffen

The Anne Arundel and PG County Monthly Clinics will be held on the following days:

None scheduled at this time.

API Facility
740 Maryland Rt 3
Gambrills, MD 21054

Contact: Mark Jennings

The Carroll County Monthly Clinics will be held on the following days:

Wednesday, 10 July – 6:00pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, 7 August – 6:00pm-8:30pm

North Carroll Senior Center
2328 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074

Contact: Bob Reath


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