Become a Referee for NORTAC Spring Programming 



If you are interested in being a club referee, there are a number of steps that you must complete:

  1. Obtain a referee license by attending a clinic and completing the licensing exam. Clinics cost approximately $50.
  2. Register with the USSF (US Soccer Federation). Applications are available at the referee clinic once you pass the exam. The annual cost to register is $50.
  3. Obtain an RMA (Risk Management Assessment) card. This involves a background check by the Washington State Patrol and is required by the WSYSA to ensure the safety of all players. Applying for an RMA card can be done online. When registering, indicate that you are a referee and that you are associated with the Pierce County Soccer Referee Association.
  4. Obtain referee equipment – uniform, flags, notebook, whistle, etc. Prices for kits are $40-$70. Please contact the club assignor if you need recommendations.
  5. Register with Northwest Soccer Officials (NSO). Go to, select the logon screen, and then the registration link. All Nortac games available for assignment are posted on this site.

Licensing Clinics

All clinics are taught by licensed instructors from WSRA. View the current list of clinics being offered. 

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