Welcome to the Michigan Referee Program

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

Step 1) U.S. Soccer Learning Center

    a) To start the learning process, access the U.S. Soccer Learning Center website and “Sign Up” to create a Referee profile at the following link: https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee
    • Make sure a unique email is used for each referee.
    • Sign up using the referee’s name & DOB. (not the parent or guardian)
    • A secondary email (e.g., parent, other) field is available as well.


    b) Once your profile is complete, log in to your U.S. Soccer Learning Center account to complete the free Michigan - Online Grassroots course.
    • The course is a ~ 4.5-hour e-learning experience that prepares candidates for their assigned tasks and responsibilities as a Grassroots referee. You must register for the course using the following link: https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/7/details/3123
    • Most classroom issues can be resolved by periodically clearing your cache/cookies and restarting your browser.


    c) If you are 18 years of age or older you will also need to complete the SafeSport Training course, also located at the U.S. Soccer Learning center, found at the following link:

    d) After completing your required course(s), please click on your login name on the U.S. Soccer Learning Center and select “Profile” (found when you click on your name in the top RH page of your browser).
    • Download the certificates for the courses you have completed and return here to upload.
      • U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referee – Online module completion certificate
      • SafeSport trained certificate


    e) DO NOT COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE U.S. SOCCER WEBSITE.