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Annual Registration


CLICK ON THE RED BOX ABOVE. Specifically for new officials that are officiating in an area where RefCentre is used for assigning.

2021 Law Clarification Presentation - CLICK HERE

CLICK ON THE RED BOX ABOVE. 2.5 HOUR Recorded presentation by National Instructor Gordon Arrowsmith on the 2021 Laws of the Game. Click on the red bar to access the presentation.

Returning Match Officials

Please feel free to review the Small Sided Rules of the Game prior to registering as you will be required to complete a test during the registration process. 

If you are an Entry Level Match official, please review the IFAB Laws of the game at .  The 2021 registration exam will test laws from 2019-2020 law book, there will be an additional module (prior to April 30th) that will review 2020-2021 laws for officials.

Thank you.

Soccer Match Officials Registration

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with the Government of Ontario, Ontario Public Health and Canada Soccer, continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the resulting public health crisis and the impact on Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Plan.

2021 Match Officials Registration will open Friday February 19th, 2021 at when registration opens and it will guide the Match Official and automatically place them in the correct category.

For those that registered in 2020, the option for a full refund was available until September 30th 2020. Ontario Soccer will not be carrying over 2020 registration fees into 2021.  This was communicated to the officiating community in August and September 2020.

Officials are reminded that registration is mandatory in order to participate in games as and when they are announced.

We are offering be early bird registration fees from opening through to March 31st.  After April 1st, full fees will apply. Details are outlined below.

For students that took an Accreditation Course in 2020 we are offering further discounts details of which are also shown below.

2021 Registration Fees

Age of Official Opening to Feb 28th March 1 to 31 After April 1
Over 18 Including National $100.00 $110.00 $125.00
District Under 18 $45.00 $50.00 $60.00
Youth $35.00 $40.00 $45.00
Small Sided $35.00 $40.00 $45.00


2020 Clinic Graduates that are re-registering in 2021

​Small Sided any age $15.00

Entry Level age 17 and under $25.00

Entry Level age 18 and over $40.00

Please note that due to the effect of Covid-19 across the amateur sport sector, we are currently operating with reduced staff capacity.  You may experience a delay in typical email and voicemail response times.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions, please email 

Registration payments can be processed via credit card or cheque. (Our system does not take Visa-Debit cards)

If you select the ‘Pay by Cheque’ option, there is an additional $10 processing fee. Your registration will only be approved once your cheque is processed at the Ontario Soccer office.

2021 Match Officials Registration Refund Policy

Dear Match Official,

Please see below for information on a special consideration 2021 registration refund policy.

2021 Match Official Registration Refund Policy

Refund policy applicable to 2021 March Official registration only, this is a special consideration due to the global pandemic.

Refunds for 2021 Match Official registration can only be requested between April 1, 2021 and July 31, 2021. NO refunds will be provided after these dates.

  • Refund amount (as per chart below) less Ontario Soccer administrative, technical, insurance and other costs.
  • You will NOT be eligible for any refund if you have taken part in any game, fitness test, online training (physical training, not education webinars), assessment or have earned any money in an instructing, mentoring, assigning, assessing capacity or other roles that are a result of your 2021 registration.
  • Refund requests must be sent to . You must include your original registration receipt for the refund to be activated.


Registration Fee Paid

Refund Amount

Deadline for Refund

$100, $110, $125


July 31st 2021 5:00pmEST



July 31st 2021 5:00pmEST



July 31st 2021 5:00pmEST



July 31st 2021 5:00pmEST



July 31st 2021 5:00pmEST



July 31st 2021 5:00pmEST



July 31st 2021 5:00pmEST



July 31st 2021 5:00pmEST

Futsal Match Officials Registration

Registration to renew officiating licenses for Futsal Match Officials occur on an annual basis between Sept 1st - December 31st of the current year. 

Please note: Soccer and Futsal license renewals are separate fees. 

Respect in Sport

Ontario Soccer has partnered with the Respect Group to provide online education for coaches, referees and parents to help create a safe, healthy, and positive environment for children and youth involved in soccer.

The Respect in Sport Program assists coaches, referees, trainers and managers with identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport.

The Respect in Sport certification is a required component of renewing your license as a Match Official. This certification expires every 5 years and must be renewed prior registering. This certification applies to all Match Officials grade 4-10. To find out more on how to complete this certification, click here.