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Risk Management Requirements


You must always be current with the following requirements.  You can check the expiration dates for each of the requirements in your Learning Center Profile.

  • Background Screening – if expired; required for those age 18 and older; cost is $30 and is good for 2 years; allow 2 weeks for a determination
  • SafeSport – certification required annually by law for those age 18 and older; a less than 30 minute refresher; also available in Spanish
  • Intro to Safety – concussion awareness, Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), heat stroke, cold weather playing, lightning guidelines; a 30 minute refresher; also available in Spanish

Help Desk

In order to respond more quickly to your Learning Center and Recertification & Registration questions this cycle, the Iowa Referee Committee (IRC) has implemented a HelpDesk for Iowa Referees, Assessors, Assignors, and Instructors.  Se habla español. If you have a question, send an email to:

Other help
  • If you have questions about the 2022 Recertification / Registration process, e-Mail the SDI, Alec Clark.
  • If you have questions about your 2022 Badge, e-Mail the Registrar, Tyler Turner.
  • If you have questions or concerns regarding your Learning Center Profile, Background Check, or status of your registration, e-Mail U.S. Soccer at