Recertification & Upgrading

Recertification & Upgrading


Referees are required to maintain their certification by recertifying with USSF through the state of Maryland each year. Every year you must re-certify with USSF, which may be a single training session or several separate sessions totaling a minimum of 5 hours, and then take a recertification test.  In Maryland, there is no cost for the clinic(s), but the annual registration fee with USSF is $45.00.

For information on recertification and the locations of recertification clinics, see:


Referees are also encouraged to upgrade to higher grade levels, especially if they are interested in more competitive games, different leagues, and higher pay rates per game.

For information on upgrading, see: