Heber Roberto Lopes became a professional referee in 1995. He started in his home province of Parana. In 1997 he was asked to take charge of matches at the national level. In 2002 he received his FIFA badge.
He is a CONMEBOL Elite Category referee.
Four Brazilian Cup Finals, 38 regional finals (in Brazil), 250 matches in the First Division and counting.
In 2003 Lopes was active in U-17 Finland. He was Brazil referee of the year 2009 and he seems to be on the Brazilian list for WC 2014, but that is still a long way away.