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Becoming an assessor requires possessing a certain personality in addition to the assessing program having a need for additional Assessor personnel.
Must be at least 25 years old and a Grade 7 Referee at some point in referee career. For more information on how to certify to become an assessor, please contact the SDA. The contact information is on the Administrators page.
Experienced officials who possess the necessary technical and "people" skills are invited to become part of their state's assessment program.
Annual Assessor Clinic
Assessors are required to attend 5 hours of in-service training annually and pass the State Referee Examination test with a score of 85% or better.
All assessors are required to complete a background check once every 2 years.
All Referee assessments are now required to be submitted using the USSF on-line system.
All assessments are reported via ussoccer.gameofficals.net web site. After the assessment is completed the referee should automatically receive the feedback form. Assessments must be completed within 72 hours of the assessment.Guidelines and criteria for maintenance and upgrade assessments are defined in the Alabama Soccer Manual.