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Learning Center


The new US Soccer Learning Center is a learning management system and registration database designed to house all US Soccer educational programs for referees. Sign up for a free account, create a Profile, and then take part in online courses, browse for in-person courses in your area, and track your US Soccer licenses and other certifications.

If you are already a referee, all your important information will be in your Profile, i.e., 16-digit USSF ID number, e-Mail address, phone number, personal photo, receipts for payments made, licenses held with expiration dates, and registration history.

IMPORTANT: Referees will now use the Learning Center for annual Recertification & Registration.



User Guides and useful links for navigating the Learning Center plus answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Learning Center and 2020 Registration are provided below.

User Guides

US Soccer has provided the following User Guides and useful links for signing up for an account and creating a Profile, initiating a Background Check, taking and managing Courses, and for generating Reports.

Learning Center Basics



Learning Center Basics

An introduction to Learning Center fundamentals is available from the Learning Center home page by clicking on FAQs and then selecting Learning Center Basics. Topics include:

The release notes are of particular interest re: updates made to SafeSport Training, Background Checks, and course Receipts & Refunds.

Referee Program



Referee Program

Answers to referees' frequently asked questions about the Learning Center are accessible from the Learning Center home page by clicking on FAQs and then selecting Referee Program. Question categories are:

A link to Iowa referees' FAQs can be found at the bottom of this page.

Taking Courses

Provides instructions on how to register for and participate in a Learning Center Course.

NOTE: You will be unable to register for any course until you have completed an NCSI Background Check and "NCSI result: clear" is displayed in your Profile.

Taking Courses

Creating Courses (Admins)

Instructs State Referee Committee (SRC) Learning Center Administrators on how to create and edit courses, set up a Course Library, attach a schedule, and manage Candidate registrations.

Creating Courses

Managing Courses (Instructors)

Provides guidance to Instructors on monitoring and evaluating Candidates' completions of course Assignments. When Candidates successfully complete all their course Assignments, they are then registered for the License associated with the course's curriculum.

Managing Courses

Running Reports (Admins)

Provides instructions to State Referee Committee (SRC) Administrators on how to generate downloadable csv reports on Grassroots Referee Course completions, Candidates with ongoing Assignments, registration numbers by License, course payments received, et al.

Running Reports

Frequently Asked Questions



Have questions about the new US Soccer Learning Center, creating a Profile, or registering for 2020? Then click on the 'FAQ' for answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions we've compiled to date.
refs-Ask If you don't find the answers you're looking for, click on the 'Ask Questions' button and send an e-Mail to the State Director of Instruction (SDI), R. C. (Chip) Walaska, who will try to get you some answers.

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