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  • Read up on the process at

  • Complete this Beginner Referee Checklist provided by the Montana Soccer Referee Program.

    • Register for and complete the Beginner Referee Online Course (plan on ~4 hours)

    • Create an Account at

    • Complete background check and US Soccer Abuse Prevention Training (plan on ~90min)

    • Complete US Soccer Safe and Healthy Environments Training (~30min)

    • Take the OMS Referee Test

    • Register for and complete an in-person field-session

  • Be sure to save your registration receipts - you can turn these fees back to our club for reimbursement once you referee 3 games with us.


Once you complete the online modules you’ll need to do an in-person field session (watch this space for our next local session or look here).  For this session please bring the following items: 

  • Clothing appropriate to run around, play soccer, and be comfortable based on the weather

  • Any referee gear already purchased or available – whistle and/or flags.

  • Something to write with and on

  • A device with the IAFB app: with the current laws of the game. A printed version would also work ( 

 Course Details

  • Minimum age is 13 years old

  • Clark Fork will reimburse you for your registration fees once you complete the course and referee 3 games for us (which you will get paid for)

  • If you are 18 years of age or older there is a mandatory US Soccer background check

  • All assignments must be completed to be certified as a grassroots referee.

For questions please contact:

-Nick Lawyer (Clark Fork Soccer Referee Coordinator) –; 406-241-2720

-Dave Wrobleski (Clark Fork Soccer Alliance President) -

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