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Interested in becoming a referee?

Here is some basic information regarding becoming a referee.

Being a soccer referee takes work, skill and responsibility. Knowledge of the game and fitness are basic requirements to be an effective official. In return for working games, you are paid a game fee established by the level of game officiated.


Do you need to be certified to be a referee?
In Kiel, we require USSF Level 8 certification for all games.

Who can become a referee?
Anyone 13 or older can take the class and become a referee.

How do I become certified?
There are classes held throughout the area being offered every year to train new referee's. Kiel looks to host the training every winter/spring.

How much does it cost to get certified?
Fee's are generally $70-$80 for new referee classes.

Do I have to re-certify?
Yes - Referee's are required to recertify every year. Kiel hosts an annual recertification in the fall/winter.

Is there a fee for recertification?
Yes - Recertification is $60-$80 annually.

Do I need uniforms?
Yes. As a new official, you are required to have a shirt, black shorts, referee socks, shoes/cleats, a timing device and whistle. As you gain experience, additional colored uniforms, cards, and flags will be needed. You can purchase those from many outlets including Not Just Soccer in Sheboygan,, and Scheels.

How do I register?
You begin by creating an account at

Do you have directions on how to register?
Yes - Click here for directions

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Kiel Soccer Club

PO Box 273 
Kiel, Wisconsin 53042

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