All you need to do to get started is sign up to one of the many Referee Training Courses taking place across the country. This introductory one day course instructs you in the basic laws with video clips of recent matches and outdoor practical drills, with the course concluding with an exam on the laws of the game.


Choose and register for the nearest referee course by clicking here. If there are no current courses listed for Texas, please sign up using our interest form.  Are you interested in hosting a referee course?

Not quite ready to take the Level 1 certification? Consider taking the Touch Judge online course with USA Rugby.

To receive match appointments you must CIPP with USA Rugby. Make sure you CIPP under Texas Rugby Referee Association here.

Dual-Track Player-Referees. Starting in September 2019 we are making it easier for players to both referee and play rugby in Texas. Make sure you are CIPPed as a player with your current club then fill out this form.

Once you’ve completed the course you are invited to join your local Match Officials Society. This is an important part of your support and development and ensures that you get the best start. You should meet a representative of the society at your L1 course – but if you’ve taken the course out of state or country you will need to contact the New Referee Officer.

The New Referee Officer will get you set up with Who’s The Ref, Texas Kit, and help you complete your CIPP if needed.


Familiarize yourself with this entire website. There is ready available information on how to submit Match Reports, Tournament Worksheets, Match Policies, Facebook Groups etc.

Follow Texas Rugby Referee Association on Facebook.

World Rugby Law book Download

Law Exam – How well do you the laws? You will need to register for a free World Rugby Passport account to take the exam.

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