If you do not actively officiate, and only assess, instruct, mentor etc. you are able to register for a reduced fee of $75.00
To do so, process your registration on Refcentre, but do not pay online as we need to manage the payment offline to provide you this discount. Select PAY BY CHEQUE and email email@example.com so we can process the offline payment and approve your registration
MATCH OFFICIAL REGISTRATION 2023
Please log into your RefCentre account to complete annual registration.
If you have any issues with your registration process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download a copy of the 2022/2023 Laws of the Game here.
|Feb 13 - March 31||April 1 forward|
|18 and over, including National||105.00||125.00|
|District aged 16 and 17||45.00||45.00|
|Youth, aged 14 to 15||45.00||45.00|
The Respect in Sport (RiS) Program has been an integral part of creating a safe and respectful sport environment for soccer in Ontario. A newly created Officials Module was released in 2020, and is mandatory for registered Match Officials. The certificate is valid for a period of five (5) years. This renewal was put on hold through the recent pandemic.
2023 is the year for Grade 5, 8, 9 and 10 match officials to renew if they did not renew in 2022.
Certification is also valid and transferable across all sports. Please complete your 2023 requirements here: https://ontariosoccer-officials.respectgroupinc.com/
For more information on the program, please scroll down to the RESPECT IN SPORT section.
If you have any questions about your Respect In Sport account please email RiS directly.
If you are a previously registered Ontario Soccer Match Official that has not registered for 3 years or more, we have incentives available to you - the game needs you back!
Canada Soccer rules state "A Referee who has failed to register as a Referee with Canada Soccer for 2 consecutive seasons shall not be re-registered until an application has been considered by the Member Association within whose area the Referee resides at the time of application for re-registration."
Ontario Soccer will be inviting any that have not registered since 2012 to simply re-register with no requirement to retake the course.
They will NOT be required to retake the Canada Soccer Entry Level Course if they pass a current Laws of the Game exam with a mark of 80% or more.
The individual will be provided with 2 attempts to pass this exam. If after 2 attempts the required mark is not met, the individual will be required to retake the Entry Level course as failure to pass indicates a need for more current law review.
If you wish to be considered for this process, please email email@example.com with the following:
Last Year Registered
Last Grade/Level obtained
We also recommend you review the following recorded webinars prior to talking the exam:
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
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 Officials 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 and Grade 1 Officials over the age of 16. See documents below for further information.
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.
CLICK ON THE RED BOX ABOVE. Specifically for new officials that are officiating in an area where RefCentre is used for assigning.
Please see below a pdf of a basic outline of the role of the 4th Official when the 1+1 Assigning system is in place. The role has not changed much, just providing a little more support in pre- and post game activities.
Please review prior to taking the role of the 4th official in the 1+1 Assigning system.
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.