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Certification and Recertification

All of our referees are certified through the United States Soccer Federation and are part of the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program. You must be at least 12 years old to be paid to referee in the state of Virginia.

New Referees

Anyone interested in becoming a referee must take a course taught by a U.S. Soccer-certified Instructor. New referees should register for a Grade 8 or 9 course.* Courses are offered throughout the year in locations around the Shenandoah Valley and across the state. Certification is good for one calendar year (e.g., January - December 2017).

Click here to register for a course near you.

*Most new referees are Grade 8. Grade 9 referees are only authorized to be a Referee on recreational youth games U14 and younger and an Assistant Referee on any game U14 and younger.

Returning Referees

If you have already been certified as a referee, you do not need to retake a New Referee course. Instead, you must take a Recertification course each year. Courses are offered throughout the year in locations around the Shenandoah Valley and across the state. Certification is good for one calendar year (e.g., January - December 2017).

Click here to find all available courses.

NOTE: You must select a Recertification course based on your referee "grade" (typically 7, 8, or 9). Harrisonburg is located in the "North" listings.

If you have any questions about certification or recertification, please email Kyle Trissel, SVU Referee Coordinator at svu.officials@gmail.com.

USSF Referee Classes Now Open

Here are the local listings. Let’s better the Harrisonburg area and increase our referee pool - Spread the word!
James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA NEW Grade 8 Sat, Sep 9  8:00am - 6:00pm

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Shenandoah Valley United, Inc.

54 East Market Street 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Email Us: ShenandoahValleyUnited@gmail.com
Phone : 540-383-6341
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