Referee Courses

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


To register:

  • You must be 14 years old or older to take the Entry Level Course. 
  • You must create a Ref Centre account. Put in the start dates of the course in the required calendar. Put the calendar start date as today's 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 right away. Ref Centre will track your progress as you work through the stages of the course and will prompt you about what you have to do when it comes to webinar/exam, etc. 
  • Please contact Derek at with any questions about the courses. 


Entry Level Course (14+ Years Old)

An introductory course for people 14 years or older (on or before May 15th), who would like to referee U10+ or act as a assistant referee (linesman) at any level. 

The cost per student for the course will be determined by Alberta Soccer Association. 

The course is made up of a combination of online self-directed modules, an instructor-led webinar session, an online exam and an on-field practical session. 

The course covers:

  • Referee and Assistant Referee duties and responsibilities. 
  • The FIFA Laws of the Game (11v11 Soccer)
  • On field practical training

Students are supplied with:

  • FIFA Law Book
  • Referee badge and whistle
  • Yellow and red cards, referee wallet

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

14-15 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. 


Entry Level Courses for Outdoor 2022

All CALGARY entry-level courses are full. Email to enquire about being put on a waitlist.

Courses Webinar In Person In-Person Location  
Entry Level Mar 2, 2022 Mar 12, 2022 Calgary Soccer Centre - Annex Delta Field FULL
Entry Level Mar 17, 2022 Mar 26, 2022 Calgary Soccer Centre - Annex Delta Field FULL
Entry Level Mar 30, 2022 Apr 9, 2022 Calgary Soccer Centre - Annex Delta Field FULL
Entry Level April 14, 2022 April 23, 2022 Calgary Soccer Centre - Delta Field FULL
ALL FEMALE Entry Level April 19, 2022 April 30, 2022 Calgary Soccer Centre - West Field check availability To receive the private code for this course contact -

 Check availability in other Alberta jurisdictions here.

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