The Basic Referee Clinic
To become a referee in Oklahoma, you must first attend an 09 Recreational Referee course. The classes are listed at the Oklahoma Soccer Association website under "Searchable Class Listings" at the "Referee" link.
Requirement: there is no age requirement to attend the 09 course, but it is recommended that the candidate be at least eleven years of age. The class is 2 sessions of 3 hours each. A 50 question multiple choice, true/false test will be given at the completion of the course.
Once a referee has attended an 09 Recreational Referee class, he/she may attend an 08 class.
Requirement: there is no age requirement to attend the 08 course, but it is recommended that the candidate be at least fourteen years of age. The class is twelve hours in length and a 50 question multiple choice, true/false test will be given at the completion of the course. The candidate must pass the text with a score of 80% or better.
All referees must attend a recertification class every fall to allow them to register for the following year. Referee registration is good for an entire year, but must be completed in the previous year. To recertify for 2017, every referee must attend a recertification class before December 31, 2016.
You can check with the club at which you are interested in working, or look on the Oklahoma Soccer Association web page. Clinics will be listed for your area and surrounding areas. To register for a clinic hosted by ESC, e-mail the referee administrator, Daryn Story. Now that you have the first step out of the way things get better.
If you score less than 75 all is not lost; you may retake the test at a later date. You cannot register or do games until you pass the test. Take the time to study before the test date and take good notes during the sessions. You will want to earn the highest score possible. The higher your score, the more likely it is that you will become a qualified referee and the more valuable you will be to clubs that are interested in contracting your services. Coaches and players also appreciate referees that are knowledgeable about football and who thoroughly understand the Laws of the Game .