The FA Referee Course
Before booking on to a course
You must have completed the ‘Online Guide to the Laws of the Game’. This is a compulsory requirement of the FA Referee Course and is free of charge. In order to access the course you will need to log in with an existing FA account or create a new account. Please ensure that the information on the account is accurate to the learner.
You must have completed the relevant Online Safeguarding training. Please see the details of which course to access below.
Learners who are 14/15 years old - Complete free 1 hour Safeguarding For All (valid for two years)
All other learners who are 16+ - Complete the Online Safeguarding Children Course (£30) (valid for two years with continual free recertification)
If you plan on officiating in youth football (and are aged 16+) you will require an in date FA DBS.
All learners (and parents/guardians of under 18 learners) must also read the 'Course Guide' which you will find below.
All learners who are under the age of 18 must complete and submit a parental consent form at the time of booking.
All learners must book on to the course using their own FAN number and details.
Please access our course guidance document to support under 18's accessing the course and relevant learning.
course waiting list
If there are no course dates suitable for you please complete our form below and we'll contact you directly when new dates and courses become available.
Please only book on to a course where you can attend all of the dates.
Please email Support@SheffieldFA.com with your name, DOB and address and we will locate your FAN number.