You asked about referee certification for 2017. As you asked, you get the first chance at registration. The first course offering in Helena is scheduled March 4, 2017. There will be another session later in March.
Here is the session registration link: https://montana.gameofficials.net/public/class/classRegister.cfm?classID=20162
The fee is $65, paid on-line at registration. $40 is for the actual registration, $25 goes to the Montana Soccer Referee Committee. There is also a transaction fee paid to game officials the registration administrator.
Participants need to:
complete the on-line course by March 2, 2017, before they come to the classroom session
attend the entire 3/4/17 classroom session,
attend a 3-hour field session when the weather allows us to use dry flat space outside, late March probably.
Participants should bring a lunch, snack, drinks.