To upgrade to State Referee, you must have successfully attended the 19-hour State Referee Upgrade course, either in the year of your upgrade to State Referee, or in a prior year. This course is typically, but not always, held every other year, in mid-July. And you need to have the upgrade assessments as outlined elsewhere on this site. For upgrade assessments, you must fill out the Request for Assessment form, and go to GameOfficials, identity 1234, courses, course 25153 WisRef Assessment Payment Course Only, sign up for and pay for the course, once for each assessment requested. The course, or assessment fee is $65, which will be charged to your credit card.