Who can upgrade?
Any referee who has officiated the required number of games, meets the minimum age, has passed the required assessments, attended the upgrade clinic and passed the written exam, and has been a referee at his/her current grade for the minimum time required can upgrade to the next level.
Refer to the current Referee Requirements for the specifics for each level.
Classes of officials:
How to upgrade?
NOTE: Upgrade to National Referee is a different process. Contact Richard Heron when you wish to begin the process.
The preferred sequence of events is to prepare documentation that all requirements have been completed and present your upgrade paperwork at an Upgrade Clinic, however, you may submit your paperwork to the State Director of Advancement at time of completion whether that is before or after attending the Upgrade Clinic. Candidates completing ALL paperwork prior to attending an Upgrade Clinic may request waiver of the Upgrade Clinic fees, but only if ALL paperwork is submitted before or during the Upgrade Clinic.
REMEMBER, all upgrades are provisional for 1 year. After this, if all goes well, you will be registered officially at the new grade.
After you submit your upgrade paperwork documenting successful completion of all requirements for your upgrade and that documentation is verified by the State Director of Advancement, your registration at the appropriate grade will be approved and submitted to USSF. Please feel free to alert the State Registrar when you have completed your requirements and submitted your paperwork so that she can follow up on approval and registration.
ARIZONA STATE REFEREE ADMINISTRATION UPGRADE POLICY
All requirements for upgrading (games requirement, fitness test, assessments, upgrade clinic and written exam) must be completed within 12 months from the date that the first of these requirements is completed. The clinic with written exam is recommended to be the final step. All game count paperwork should be turned in and verified prior to attending the Clinic. Ideally, the upgrade candidate should be able to submit all upgrade paperwork at or near the time of the Clinic. The ASRA will offer up to four upgrade clinics per year to assist in the upgrade process. This policy was adopted to bring Arizona into compliance with USSF practices.
Upgrade Form (attach game log, upgrade clinic attendance and exam score verification, fitness test results, and assessment results)