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Cross-certification: AYSO with U.S. Soccer

U.S. Soccer cross-certification Requirements

Are you an AYSO referee who would also like to be a USSF referee? An AYSO Intermediate, Advanced, or National Referee can cross-certify to a U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referee.


Cross-certification is available to AYSO and U.S. Soccer referees who are not already certified with both organizations. All games officiated for AYSO or U.S. Soccer may be applied toward the certification requirements of either organization. The Diagonal System of Control (DSC) is the only recognized system of control.

How to
  1. Complete the AYSO/U.S. Soccer Cross-Certification Form. The authorizing signature is that of the Section Referee Administrator for a National Referee or the Area Referee Administrator for an Intermediate or Advanced Referee. The signature of the Regional Commissioner is also required.
  2. Complete a U.S. Soccer Registration Form.
  3. Write a check in the amount of $55, made payable to the Iowa Referee Committee (IRC), to cover the fees associated with registration as a U.S. Soccer referee. Mail forms and check to:
  • Tyler Turner, IRC Registrar
  • 655 S. Troy Rd. Robins, IA 52328