Upcoming Class for Current USSF Refs 

Who Want To Become High School Soccer Officials:


1- Take OHSAA Officiating Class.  Register to use the online system at Once registered, complete/edit any profile and contact information and click Choose Sports to indicate soccer as the sport you are interested in. Click on the Official profile and Select a Course to review the information and register for a class.

2-  Take Officiating Exam  The class concludes with the officiating exam. Applicants must receive a passing score of 75% on the mechanics and rules exams and pass the proficiency portion in order to be a licensed OHSAA official. Successful students may begin officiating interscholastic contests immediately.

3-  Receive Officiating Permit  Applicants with a passing score will receive their officiating permit in the mail within 3 weeks from their test date. If you do not receive your permit within this time frame, contact the OHSAA officiating department at 614-267-2502, ext. 110 or 

4-  Annual officiating permit fee is required.

5-  Register on for a NWOSOA membership.  With the membership you will receive an Arbiter Assigning Account as a NEW FOR 2015 OHSAA Official.  NW Ohio High school games are assigned through this site.  You must have a Head shot of yourself to add to your profile so have it ready when you register. Preference is one taken in your Yellow Ref Shirt, no sunglasses or hats. 

For more information contact Greg Kuehnle at  or call 419.283.0009

UPCOMING USSF New Referee (Novice) Clinic:

(These classes are for new referees, or any remaining Grade 9 referee that would like to upgrade to Grade 8.)


Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Grace United Methodist Church    601 E Boundary St    Perrysburg, OH. 43551

(Additional $15 clinic fee required day of clinic - check made out to Perrysburg Soccer Club)


For new referees in order to attend, you must go online to register for becoming a referee. To do so, please go to <>  and on the left menu panel select “Become a Referee”

When you select this you will get the complete detail instructions on how to register, complete the required online training and testing work, and then register separately for the actual in class clinic. I would recommend that you print these instructions and have them close when you are working through the registration system.

Please allow at least 8 hours of time to complete all work. Also, this does not have to all be completed at one time. You can logout and come back and complete when it is convenient, but my point was there is a fair amount of work and you cannot wait until the night before the in class clinic to complete this.

Also, please be aware, there are class size limits due to building space and you do not want to wait until the last minute as the registration will close once the maximum number of registrants is met.

If you have any questions regarding these clinics, please don’t hesitate to write or call the contact information listed below.

Roger Fey  -   District Referee Administrator

e-mail:     cell: 419-708-1850

UPCOMING Grade 7 and 8 Recertification Clinic:


Time: 1:00 pm

Perrysburg, OH. 

This class is intended for anyone that is a current Grade 7 or 8 and looking to complete recertification. If you are 18 years or older prior to 12/31/14, you MUST take the Grade 7 Adult referee course. You are not required to referee adult games at all and may still referee youth games.  The material is intended to be more advanced and you have the option to referee adult games if you work in another area. Current Grade 7 referees may take this for recertification. You will then only need to complete your assessment and fitness requirements as needed in order to be considered a 7a (new advanced referee grade). We will be having a fitness test in early spring before the season starts to accomplish the fitness portion. Participants MUST register online at for completing the online modules and testing. All items MUST be completed first with passing scores. The system will tell you when you have a passing score. The test this year is only 50 questions and you have 3 hours to complete it and unlimited attempts.

After you complete all online work and testing you will receive a code for registering for an in class recert session. You MUST do this in order to attend a clinic. 

Register for membership and activate your ArbiterSports Account for 2015   

Click here for  NWOSOA Membership  

Why register for NWOSOA Membership?

· You receive an Arbiter Assigning Account that links you to multiple fields and assigners.  

   This enhances your chance to get games.

·  Receive emails for recertification notices and other important related items.

·  Provides website access for a wide variety of soccer links.

·  Your $15 Annual Dues support:  Education, Mentoring, Instructor fees, and more!

 Questions?   Call or email Greg Kuehnle at (419) 283-0009

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