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OVERVIEW

U.S. Soccer is committed to producing referee education resources aimed at supporting the nearly 140,000 officials across the country regularly working amateur games at the youth and adult levels.

While these online training resources are specific to referee instruction, this content can also be accessed by players, coaches and spectators who simply want to learn more about the Laws of the Game and refereeing.

LAWS OF THE GAME

The Laws of the Game are amended on an annual basis and officials of all levels should be aware of the interpretation and application of these changes. Visit the Resource Center for the current Laws of the Game, Futsal Laws of the Game, Beach Soccer Laws of the Game and their respective amendments.

If you are a new or current referee completing these modules for certification or recertification, please be sure to contact your State Referee Association with any questions related to training requirements and testing.

COURSES

Each course reflects an area of targeted training for referees in relation to the level of competition they will be officiating. 


Grade 9 Referee Course

Training for the Grade 9 Referee Course is specific to the small sided and recreational youth game. U.S. Soccer recommends that State Referee Associations implement these targeted training materials to properly prepare officials to service U.S. Soccer's membership at this level of competition.

If completing these modules for certification or recertification, please be sure to contact your State Referee Association with any questions related to training requirements and testing.


Concussions in Soccer Overview

Concussions in Soccer Overview
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Law 1
The Field of Play

Law 1 The Field of Play
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Law 2
The Ball

Law 2 The Ball
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Law 3
The Players

Law 3 The Number of Players
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Law 4
The Players' Equipment

Law 4 The Players' Equipment
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Law 5
The Referee

Law 5 The Referee
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Law 6
The Other Match Officials

Law 6 The Assistant Referees
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Law 7
The Duration of the Match

Law 7 The Duration of the Match
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Law 8
The Start and Restart of Play

Law 8 The Start and Restart of Play
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Law 9
The Ball In and Out of Play

Law 9 The Ball In and Out of Play
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Law 10
Determining the Outcome of a Match

Law 10 The Method of Scoring
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Law 11
Offside

Law 11 Offside
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Law 12
Fouls and Misconduct

Law 12 Fouls and Misconduct
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Law 13
Free Kicks

Law 13 Free Kicks
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Law 14
The Penalty Kick

Law 14 The Penalty Kick
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Law 15
The Throw-In

Law 15 The Throw-In
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Law 16
The Goal Kick

Law 16 The Goal Kick
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Law 17
The Corner Kick

Law 17 The Corner Kick
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Grade 9 Referee Course - Spanish

Capacitación para el Curso de Árbitro grado 9 es específico para el juego pequeño de jóvenes caras y recreativo. EE.UU. recomienda que las asociaciones de fútbol Árbitro Estado implemente estos materiales de capacitación específicos para preparar adecuadamente los funcionarios al servicio de la membresía de EE.UU. de fútbol en este nivel de competencia.

Si completar estos módulos para la certificación o recertificación, por favor asegúrese de contactar a su Si completar estos módulos para la certificación o recertificación, por favor asegúrese de contactar a su Asociación Estatal Árbitro con cualquier pregunta relacionada con los requisitos de capacitación y pruebas.con cualquier pregunta relacionada con los requisitos de capacitación y pruebas.

Concussions in Soccer Overview

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Regla 1

Regla 1
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Regla 2

Regla 2
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Regla 3

Regla 3
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Regla 4

Regla 4
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Regla 5

Regla 5
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Regla 6

Regla 6
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Regla 7

Regla 7
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Regla 8

Regla 8
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Regla 9

Regla 9
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Regla 10

Regla 10
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Regla 11

Regla 11
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Regla 12

Regla 12
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Regla 13

Regla 13
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Regla 14

Regla 14
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Regla 15

Regla 15
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Regla 16

Regla 16
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Regla 17

Regla 16
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Grade 8 Referee Course

Training for the Grade 8 Referee Course is specific to the competitive youth game. U.S. Soccer recommends that State Referee Associations implement these targeted training materials to properly prepare officials to service U.S. Soccer's membership at this level of competition.

If completing these modules for certification or recertification, please be sure to contact your State Referee Association with any questions related to training requirements and testing.


Concussions in Soccer Overview

Concussions in Soccer Overview
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Law 1
The Field of Play

Law 1 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 2
The Ball

Law 2 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 3
The Players

Law 3 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 4
The Players' Equipment

Law 4 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 5
The Referee

Law 5 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 6
The Other Match Officials

Law 6 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 7
The Duration of the Match

Law 7 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 8
The Start and Restart of Play

Law 8 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 9
The Ball In and Out of Play

Law 9 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 10
Determining the Outcome of a Match

Law 10 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 11
Offside

Law 11 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 12
Fouls and Misconduct

Law 12 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 13
Free Kicks

Law 13 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 14
The Penalty Kick

Law 14 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 15
The Throw-in

Law 15 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 16
The Goal Kick

Law 16 Competitive Youth Training
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Law 17
The Corner Kick

Law 17 Competitive Youth Training
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Grade 8 Referee Course - Spanish

Capacitación para el Curso de Árbitro de grado 8 es específico para el juego juventud competitiva. EE.UU. recomienda que las asociaciones de fútbol Árbitro Estado implemente estos materiales de capacitación específicos para preparar adecuadamente los funcionarios al servicio de la membresía de EE.UU. de fútbol en este nivel de competencia.

Si completar estos módulos para la certificación o recertificación, por favor asegúrese de contactar a su Asociación Estatal Árbitro con cualquier pregunta relacionada con los requisitos de capacitación y pruebas.

Concussions in Soccer Overview

Concussions in Soccer Overview
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Regla 1

Regla 1
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Regla 2

Regla 2
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Regla 3

Regla 3
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Regla 4

Regla 4
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Regla 5

Regla 5
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Regla 6

Regla 6
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Regla 7

Regla 7
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Regla 8

Regla 8
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Regla 9

Regla 9
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Regla 10

Regla 10
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Regla 11

Regla 11
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Regla 12

Regla 12
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Regla 13

Regla 13
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Regla 14

Regla 14
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Regla 15

Regla 15
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Regla 16

Regla 16
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Regla 17

Regla 17
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Grade 7 Referee Course

Training for the Grade 7 Referee Course is specific to the amateur adult game. U.S. Soccer recommends that State Referee Associations implement these targeted training materials to properly prepare officials to service U.S. Soccer's membership at this level of competition.

If completing these modules for certification or recertification, please be sure to contact your State Referee Association with any questions related to training requirements and testing.

Concussions in Soccer Overview

Concussions in Soccer Overview
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Management

Management
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Reading Play

Reading Play
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Assistant Referees

Assistant Referees
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Teamwork

Teamwork
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Dissent

Dissent
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Mass Confrontation

Mass Confrontation
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Foul Recognition

Foul Recognition
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Advantage

Advantage
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Above the Shoulder

Contact Above the Shoulder
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Report Writing

Report Writing
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Extra Persons

Report Writing
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    Grade 7 Referee Course - Spanish

    Capacitación para el Árbitro 7 Curso de Grado es específico para el juego de adultos aficionados. EE.UU. recomienda que las asociaciones de fútbol Árbitro Estado implemente estos materiales de capacitación específicos para preparar adecuadamente los funcionarios al servicio de la membresía de EE.UU. de fútbol en este nivel de competencia.

    Si completar estos módulos para la certificación o recertificación, por favor asegúrese de contactar a su Asociación Estatal Árbitro con cualquier pregunta relacionada con los requisitos de capacitación y pruebas.

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    Manejo del Juego

    Manejo del Juego
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    Entender el Juego

    Entender el Juego
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    Árbitros Asistentes

    Árbitros Asistentes
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    Trabajo en Equipo

    Trabajo en Equipo
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    Persoñas Extranas y Otros Agentes Externos

    Persoñas Extranas y Otros Agentes Externos
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    Desaprobar

    Desaprobar
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    Confrontación Masiva

    Confrontación Masiva
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    Reconocimiento de Faltas

    Reconocimiento de Faltas
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    La Ventaja

    La Ventaja
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    Contacto Arriba del Hombro

    Contacto Arriba del Hombro
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    Redacción del Reporte

    Redacción del Reporte
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    Grade 6 State Referee Course

    Training for the Grade 6 State Referee Course is specific to the most competitive games within a state and region. U.S. Soccer recommends that State Referee Associations implement these targeted training materials to properly prepare officials to service U.S. Soccer's membership at this level of competition.

    If completing these modules for certification or recertification, please be sure to contact your State Referee Association with any questions related to training requirements and testing.

    Concussions in Soccer Overview

    Concussions in Soccer Overview
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    Professionalism

    Professionalism
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    Simulation

    Simulation
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    Self-Evaluation

    Self-Evaluation
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    Top Referee Qualities

    Top Referee Qualities
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    Kicks From the Mark

    Kicks From the Mark
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    The Fourth Official

    The Fourth Official
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    Tactical Awareness

    Tactical Awareness
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    Mentoring

    Mentoring
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    Managing the Technical Area

    Managing the Technical Area
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    Game Management

    Game Management
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    Command Presence

    Command Presence
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    Misconduct

    100% Misconduct
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    Grade 8 Futsal Referee Course

    Training for the Grade 8 Futsal Referee Course is specific to the recreational and competitive youth futsal game. U.S. Soccer recommends that State Referee Associations implement these targeted training materials to properly prepare officials to service U.S. Soccer's membership at this level of competition.

    If completing these modules for certification or recertification, please be sure to contact your State Referee Association with any questions related to training requirements and testing.

    Concussions in Soccer Overview

    Concussions in Soccer Overview
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    Law 1
    The Pitch

    Law 1 The Pitch
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    Law 2
    The Ball

    Law 2 The Ball
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    Law 3
    The Number of Players

    Law 3 The Number of Players
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    Law 4
    The Players Equipment

    Law 4 The Players Equipment
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    Law 5
    The Referees

    Law 5 The Referees
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    Law 6
    The Assistant Referees

    Law 6 The Assistant Referees
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    Law 7
    The Duration of the Match

    Law 7 The Duration of the Match
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    Law 8
    The Start and Restart of Play

    Law 8 The Start and Restart of Play
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    Law 9
    The Ball In and Out of Play

    Law 9 The Ball In and Out of Play
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    Law 10
    The Method of Scoring

    Law 10 The Method of Scoring
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    Law 11
    Offside

    Law 11 Offside
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    Law 12
    Fouls and Misconduct

    Law 12 Fouls and Misconduct
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    Law 13
    Free Kicks

    Law 13 Free Kicks
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    Law 14
    The Penalty Area

    Law 14 The Penalty Area
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    Law 15
    The Kick-In

    Law 15 The Kick-In
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    Law 16
    The Goal Clearance

    Law 16 The Goal Clearance
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    Law 17
    The Corner Kick

    Law 17 The Corner Kick
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    Grade 6 State Futsal Referee Course

    Training for the Grade 6 State Futsal Referee Course is specific to the most competitive futsal games within a state and region. U.S. Soccer recommends that State Referee Associations implement these targeted training materials to properly prepare officials to service U.S. Soccer's membership at this level of competition.

    If completing these modules for certification or recertification, please be sure to contact your State Referee Association with any questions related to training requirements and testing.

    Concussions in Soccer Overview

    Concussions in Soccer Overview
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    PROFESSIONALISM

    PROFESSIONALISM
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    ASSISTANT REFEREES

    ASSISTANT REFEREES
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    WORKING AS A TEAM

    WORKING AS A TEAM
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    POSITIONING

    POSITIONING
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    GAME MANAGEMENT

    GAME MANAGEMENT
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    TACTICAL AWARENESS

    TACTICAL AWARENESS
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    CALCULATED MISCONDUCT

    CALCULATED MISCONDUCT
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    KICKS FROM THE MARK

    KICKS FROM THE MARK
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    If you are a new or current referee completing these modules for certification or recertification, please be sure to contact your State Referee Association with any questions related to training requirements and testing.