1. Add the following e-mail addresses to your e-mail package. &
2. Do the initial registration and payment for your pass. Point your browser to
and follow the on-screen instructions. You will need a credit card and an e-mail address to apply.
3. Wait for a return e-mail that will give you instructions. The e-mail is NOT automatically generated. It can take up to 5 business days before you get it. Keep checking your spam folder as well as your inbox! If you have not received the e-mail within those 5 days, contact to find out why.
4. Follow the instructions in the reply e-mail... you are not done until you do! IF YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER: The return e-mail will give you a link and a user name to a secure site where you can enter your private information (like SS#, etc.) to perform the background check.

IF YOU ARE NOT YET 18 YEARS OLD: A parent/guardian is required to make an electronic attestation on your behalf in lieu of an adult background check at the time of registration.
5. Receive your completed pass in the mail. You should receive your completed pass in the mail within 3 weeks of completing step 4.

Your pass will contain the photograph you uploaded when you responded to your follow-up email. READ THAT EMAIL CAREFULLY! If you are under 18, you will have the option to upload a photo for your pass, or if you have a current player pass, that photo will be used for your RM pass. The pass must be laminated. Check with some of your local soccer clubs. Some will laminate the pass for you free of charge.

If you have not received the pass within the 3 week time frame, contact to find out why.

Please note that this process is a requirement of NYSWYSA and must be competed BEFORE you step on the field as a referee in one of their sanctioned matches. The Western New York State Referee Association is a separate entity from NYSWYSA and as such has no information, insight or control over this process.