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Welcome to How To Become A Referee! We have everything you need to make your life easier as you begin your career as a referee. State specific training requirements, a step-by-step hiring process, potential employers and interviews to help you get hired are just some of the helpful things you'll find here.

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Why How to become a

How to become a referee is the largest information hub for all your referee or sports official needs. Wether you are currently pursuing a career in sports officiating, or want to further advance your existing referee career, we want to make your life easier. There will always be an extremely high demand for sports referees in the United States given the numerous sports, leagues, and communities. Also did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of referee and sports officials currently registered with the National Youth Sports Officials Association. Sports Officiating is a thriving industry, and we are here to assist you in your career. We realize that many of you who are interested in becoming a referee or sports official may not necessarily know what is required, or what important steps one must take in order to obtain proper referee certification. Additionally, a number of you who already are certified referees may want to further your career by receiving additional training, but may not know what your options are or where you may receive additional training. This is exactly why we created How to become a – to guide you in this lucrative industry.


What is unique about How to become a

There are many resources available online pertaining to how to become a referee, however all of the other websites we have found to not be very helpful or user friendly. Many times you are not even sure where to begin and most of the other websites will leave you even more confused than when you began. Our main goal is to streamline this process and make it as easy as possible for you to follow. We will walk you through the entire process, answering many of the important questions for you, so you may focus primarily on your sports official training, and less on what you need to do next.


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