Referee Courses

*NEW Referee Course format*

West Zone will only be host 1 Entry Level course for the 2021 Outdoor Season

Entry Level Course

  • 14 and 15 years old = Youth Referee

To referee in the 2021 Outdoor Season as a new referee, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Register for an Entry Level course using the links below. You will complete an online COVID-related waiver at this time.
  2. Complete 7 online modules that will be released to you in Refcentre once the course host has approved you for the course.
  3. Attend an online, instructor-led Laws of the Game webinar. This webinar is 2.5 hours and the link to join on Zoom will be sent to you on the day of the session.
  4. Complete the online Canada Soccer Entry Level Referee Exam. This will be released to you in Refcentre immediately after attending the webinar and must be completed within 72 hours of the end of the course. If you do not pass, a one-time retake will be offered after a two-day waiting period.
  5. Attend an onfield practical training session – total 3 hours. Details of this can be found in the Course Description when you sign up on Refcentre. You can choose either am or pm session.
  6. Review a video of the COVID requirements and guidelines for referees. This will be released to you closer to the outdoor season once any COVID restrictions are known.

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

West Zone Course- only open to west zone referees, must email for the code to register and pay your registration fee. Please provide your full name, address and contact number.

Register here for West Zone Entry Level Referee Course

If the West Zone course is full. There are other courses also being hosted around the city.

Date: In-person, on-field training May 8th, 2021

Location: PS Turf, 14203 129 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 4N9, side door located on the north side of the building.

Time: 9:00 am-noon   or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $120.00, contact Rosa at for payment by e-transfer or credit card.

Note in-person portion. Please bring indoor cleats or runners

Registration is not finalized until payment has been made. 

Mini Referee & AR Combination Course – Not hosting this season.

A one-day introductory course for people 12 years and older (on or before May 15th), who would like to referee U9 and younger only. We are hosting a ‘Mini Plus AR’ course, which will provide Assistant Referee Training as well as the Mini Referee Training.

The Mini-course covers:

  • Referee duties and responsibilities
  • The Rules of Mini Soccer.
  • Onfield practical training

The Mini Plus AR course covers the above plus:

  • Basic Offside
  • Assistant Referee Calls and Signals

West Zone Course – Canceled

Search by date on the below website, select one of the Edmonton West Zone Mini-course.

Course 1 – Canceled

Date: TBA 2022


Time: TBA

Cost: TBA

Note: course has both an indoor & outdoor portion. Please dress for the weather.

Payment can be made directly to the West Zone:

  • Credit Card: over the phone (780)451-6453
  • Cheque: payable to EWZSA
  • E-Transfer:
  • Cash: during office hours 15430 93 Ave

Registration is not finalized until payment has been made. 


Outdoor Referee Refresher Courses – Canceled

Entry Level Refresher

For existing 11v11 referees (not mini referees), there is a mandatory refresher course prior to the start of the outdoor and indoor seasons.

  • Referees first take an online quiz and then attend a three-hour session.

West Zone Course

Search by date on the below website, select the Edmonton West Zone course.

Date: 2022

Location: La Perle Community Hall  (18611 97a Ave NW)


Note: course has both an indoor & outdoor portion. Please dress for the weather.

Log In to your Refcentre account to search for Refresher Courses. (use the Registration menu)

Note – you must have paid your registration for the current year, and must complete the Refresher Questionnaire,
prior to signing up for a Refresher Course.

Mini + AR Refresher Course

Please follow this link to register –




The registration tool for Refresher courses is active.

Registered referees just need to log into their Ref Centre account at and you will find the Refresher Course tool under the Registration menu item. There are only a couple of options for courses at this time as a number of requested courses are still to be approved as instructors are confirmed. Please check back if you do not find a course date or location that works for you as courses will be added daily as they are approved. All registrations for approved refresher courses must be done through your new Ref Centre account and only the participants in these courses will be added to the official ASA referee database. This means you need to have registered, paid and completed the online test and take a refresher. This includes all of our mini referees from last year. ASA has a strict policy that states only properly registered referees can be used.