Once Accepted as a WAISOA member and meeting the initial requirements, members must re-qualify on annual basis to remain in good standings and be assigned to collegiate soccer competitions. The following are the requirements for returning WAISOA referees:
Clinics. The WAISOA Board recommends that all members make plans to attend the Washington State Referee Development Academy which is typically held over the last weekend in July at Central Washington University. There will be opportunities to satisfy the physical performance and educational requirements.
USSF License. WAISOA members must be currently licensed by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Annual licensing as a Grassroots, Regional or National Referee, including Emeritus is required of WAISOA members. This licensing shall be obtained primarily through the Washington State Soccer Referee Committee (WASRC), or other WAISOA approved state referee committee.
NASO Insurance. WAISOA members must have insurance from the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO). Members may procure this insurance directly from NASO or through membership in the Washington Officials Association (WOA), which offers NASO insurance through its memberships for high school and middle school officials. Cost is approximately $100 annually.
Rules Examination. WAISOA members assigned to college matches under WAISOA must be knowledgeable of the current NCAA Soccer Rules for NCAA Division 2, Division 3, NAIA matches. Rules are revised every 2 years but there may also be annual updates. WAISOA Members are also required to know the modifications to the NCAA soccer Rules for community colleges of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). Links to the current NCAA Soccer Rules and NWAC Modifications can be found further down this page. Prior to the season WAISOA will make available to members online testing and grading. Members will receive notification when the examination is available.
Physical Performance Test. WAISOA members must pass a fitness test consisting of high-intensity intervals and sprints to demonstrate their capabilities for refereeing the collegiate game. The fitness test must be taken and passed in the calendar year prior to the start of the fall season. Passing a test offered either by WAISOA or the WASRC will fulfill this requirement.