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NOTE: Registration Window for 2015 is now OPEN!

Login to your Iowa RefLink Account and click on "My Registration" under Menu. Register now to ensure you receive your 2015 Law Book and Badge in a timely manner and to avoid any late fees. Read How to Re-register for detailed instructions on how to register with US Soccer. If you have any questions, contact the State Referee Registrar (SRR), Jim Albertson, at

Requesting Assessments


When requesting an assessment, be sure to allow 14 days from scheduled match. For upgrades, please note the following:

Please be sure to have read the Grade Requirements schedule for Upgrade/Recertification which was sent by e-Mail February 28, 2014. There was also a match record schedule attached for your use, which will be verified. 

Grade 7 referees now are recorded in 2 tiers, the tiers are A - Competitive Level and B - Recreational Level.

To be considered in Grade 7A - Competitive Level, the referee must complete ALL requirements of the updated Grading System. Any requests for upgrading to Grade 7 without completion of the entire requirements will automatically become Grade 7B - Recreational referees.

These requirements came into effect March 1, 2014.

(A) Be sure to have satisfied Time in Grade and have an acceptable number of rateable matches completed at the required level.

(B) Be sure to have had at least 1 Maintenance or Developmental Assessment performed by an approved assessor during the previous 6 months.

(C) Be sure to have completed the required Written Test and Fitness Test during the approved time frame.  

(D) Allow good prior notice to your Assignors so that they can assign you to  acceptable matches for the grade you are working towards.

State Director of Assessment (SDA)
Shane Smith

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