Referee Courses


To be added to the waiting list to be notified when future referee courses become available, please add yourself to the notification list 


Referee Training is coordinated through Alberta Soccer with courses hosted throughout the province.  To see details on the upcoming courses scheduled and additional information on the Referee Pathways please follow the link to the Alberta Soccer site 

How to register for a course:

Registration for Entry Level referee courses is now back open.

The course is made up of a combination of online self-directed modules, a full day of classroom / field sessions and an online exam.

To register:

You must be aged 14 or above to take the Entry Level Course. 

You must create a Ref Centre account: Link: . Put the start dates of the course in the required calendar. Put the calendar start date as todays date, rather than the Practical session dates, in order to bring up all the current available courses.

(Please note: if you were a mini referee you will have to set up a new Ref Centre account using a different email address rather than being able to continue with your mini ref account.)

You must sign the waiver.

You must pay the registration fee online.

Once you have completed those steps you will be able to access and begin the online modules straight away. Ref Centre will track your progress as you work through the stages of the course and will prompt you about what else is required

Please contact Ric or Derek at Calgary Women's Soccer Association with any questions about the courses.


Adult Entry Level Course (14yrs +)

An introductory course for people 14 years or older (on or before May 15th), who would like to referee U11 8v8, U13 and older 11v11, or act as an assistant referee (linesman) at any level.

The cost per student for the course is $141.75

Current courses available:

April 6th @ EMFC

The course covers:

  • Referee and Assistant Referee duties and responsibilities
  • The FIFA Laws of the Game (11v11 soccer)
  • U11 8v8 Rules of the Game
  • Onfield practical training

Students are supplied with -

  • FIFA Law Book
  • U11 8v8 Rule Book
  • Referee badge and whistle
  • Yellow and red cards, referee wallet

Note - some districts or clubs supply additional items, such as referee uniforms, assistant flags etc

After successfully completing the course, referees are classified as follows:

14 and 15 years old = Youth Referee

16 years and older = District Referee

Please note that the course fee includes the first year’s registration fee for the referees.

Entry Level courses usually run in the spring, in preparation for the outdoor season, but occasionally are run at other times of the year.



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