Be Part of It – Become a Referee

Chicago Area Rugby Football Union Referee Society will be hosting an introductory Referee Course in March 2020.

Level 1 Officiating

Sunday March 22 (Kicking off at 9:00am until 5:00pm)

A Level 1 Certification is one requirement to referee any contact match sanctioned by USA Rugby.

The Level 1 Officiating Certification consists of online pre-course work and attendance at an in-person clinic. The course is largely practical so come dressed to run/move around (as much as your body will allow) and participate fully in the clinic.

Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links.  After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile.  The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

  1. The online WR law exam found at
  2. World Rugby’s online Rugby Ready program found at
  3. The WR Concussion Management for the General Public module found at

Once the certifications have been added to your profile (To be completed within 1 Business Day of email to, you will be able to register for the course on this page.


Player Indoor Sports Center
1740 Quincy Ave
Naperville, IL  60540


Contact Amanda Cross for more details 312-576-8295

Posted in CARFU Refs, Development.

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