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AYSO/USSF Cross Certification

If you hold an AYSO Intermediate or higher certification you can apply to cross certify as a Grassroots USSF referee.  Please see for the steps involved. 

If you hold a USSF Grassroots license you can cross certify as an AYSO Regional referee. The steps are as follows:
  1. Register as an AYSO volunteer through this site.
  2. Follow the directions on the Referee Training page to complete online Safe Haven training. Your CDC concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest training with USSF will complete those requirements. 
  3. Contact the PHMSA Referee Administrator at [email protected] to complete your certification and receive your badge. 


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

Effective Jan 1, 2020 by California law AB 379, all Coaches and Referees associated with youth sports programs must complete Sudden Cardiac Arrest training (SCA).  Details may be found at

Here are the instructions for taking the course or, for those of you who have already completed the course outside of AYSO (via club, high school or college leagues), how to register your certificate of completion.

For anyone who hasn’t taken the course:

  1. Login to
  2. After login, click on Online Courses > Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course (click “Open”)
  3. Click on “Launch” for “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course Module”
  4. Complete the course
  5. Click on “Launch” for “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course Certificate” and save the certificate to your computer

It will be posted to your certification record.

For anyone who has previously taken the course (outside of AYSO) and has a certificate of completion:

  1. Login to
  2. After login, go to: In-Person Courses > Safe Haven Instructor Led Courses (click “Open”) > Sudden Cardiac Arrest (click “Open”)
  3. Click on “Launch” for “Instructions and Requirements” and close it by clicking the “X” in the upper right corner of the pop-up window
  4. Click on “Launch” for “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certificate Upload” and upload your Certificate of Completion
  5. Click on “Sessions” for “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Completion Roster” and register for “PHMSA (2/C/281) Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certification”

The certificate of SCA training completion will be posted to your AYSO profile record when the instructor accesses the session and updates the registrations and exam fields.

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