New Membership in WCISOA and NISOA

Experienced soccer referees capable of officiating college and university level soccer matches are strongly encouraged to apply for membership in WCISOA.


Acceptance to membership in WCISOA, the West Coast chapter of NISOA, includes acceptance to membership in NISOA and qualifies the official to officiate collegiate soccer matches throughout the U.S. WCISOA services all NCAA Division II & III (NAIA) colleges and universities in northern California, extending from Turlock and Monterey, north to the Oregon border. WCISOA also provides officials for the California Community College Coast Conference.

The number and level of match assignments depend on each referee’s availability, experience, and match evaluations, but WCISOA presently provides officials for more than 1000 matches in the 3-month period between August 20 and November 20. Matches are scheduled on every day of the week with Tuesday and Friday being at least as busy as weekend days.


To be considered for membership in WCISOA, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have participated for at least two years as a soccer referee in a group or association of soccer officials recognized by WCISOA. Experience must be documented by WCISOA.


In addition to meeting the qualifications to join WCISOA, a referee MAY become eligible for WCISOA/NISOA membership as follows:

Complete the Online application form.  If you have questions, please contact:

Colin Arblaster
WCISOA Director of Membership
Mobile: (408) 499-9905

You may also contact the WCISOA Area Representative for your area.

WCISOA requests three soccer references. Please do your best to provide the names and contact information of WCISOA members, local college or university soccer coaches, or recognized administrators of soccer official’s organizations (such as US Soccer) who have been asked by you to provide letters of recommendation. These may be emails to you with a copy to Colin Arblaster.


You will need to satisfy the following requirements:

Following completion of these items and approval by the WCISOA Board of Directors, membership invitation will follow. A prospective member may be placed on probation for two years, depending upon field assessments. For additional information contact the appropriate Area Representative or any member of the Board.