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Match Official Accreditation Programs

Want to become a Match Official in Ontario?

Ontario Soccer, along with its many district branches and clubs, is always looking to help new match officials get going! Follow these steps to start refereeing!

Ontario Soccer offers two courses to those looking to become registered match officials in Ontario: Small Sided clinics and Entry Level Match Official clinics.

Entry Level Course

The Entry Level Match Official Clinic is for those who would like to become an accredited match official on 9v9 and 11v11 games and are 14 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) and older. By taking the clinic a match official is automatically registered for the upcoming season with the Ontario Soccer and does not have to register again until the following year.

Click here to search and apply for an Entry Level Course.

Small Sided Game Course

The Small Sided Game Course is for those who would like to become an accredited match official on 7v7 games and are 12 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) and older. By taking the course a match official is automatically registered for the 2015 season with the Ontario Soccer and does not have to register again until the following year. Course accreditation is valid permanently, no re-accreditation on Small Sided Game (7v7) required.

The Small Sided Course is based on the "Laws of the Small Sided Game - 7v7"

Click here to search and apply for a Small Sided Course.

Information for Course Hosts

Clubs who have previously hosted match official clinic(s) with the Ontario Soccer can use the same account to request to host clinics in the current season. Click here to place your club's email and password in Ref Centre. Clubs can retrieve forgotten passwords by clicking the ‘forgot password’ link.

For clubs who have not previously hosted a referee clinic with the OSA click here to request an account.

Course Brochures

Before applying to host a Entry Level Course or a Small Sided Game Course, please read the correspondent Brochure for each course.