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Annual Registration


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.

Attention - Referees that did not register in 3 or more years

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 for 2 seasons (2020 and 2021) to simply re-register with no requirement to retake the course.

Those that have not registered for 3 or more years 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 with the following:


Last Year Registered

Last Grade/Level obtained

Home District

We also recommend you review the following recorded webinars prior to talking the exam:

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Match Officials Registration 2022

Match Officials Registration is open as of 2pm on Thursday January 20th.  If you have not registered in the previous 2 or 3 years, we are NOT requiring you to retake an accreditation course.  You must complete the Education Evaluation Test as a component of your registration.

Please log into your Refcentre Account to complete the Registration process.

Thank you


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.

2022 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.

2022 Match Officials Registration will open Monday January 24th 2022 at when registration opens and it will guide the Match Official and automatically place them in the correct category.

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

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.

Clinic Referral Rebate - refer and get a $20 rebate

For the 2022 season, if a registered match official refers a new Match Official to take a 2022 Accreditation Course, they are eligible for a $20 one-time registration rebate.

The Student referred must pay for the Accreditation Course and correctly name the registered match official that referred them (in the referral box provided on the clinic registration form) in order for us to process the rebate.

Referral rebates will be processed at the end of the Accreditation season (typically June/July).  

2022 Soccer Match Officials Registration

Jan 24 to Feb 15 Feb 16 to March 7 March 8 to March 31 April 1 to April 30 May 1 forward
18 and over, including National 100.00 110.00 120.00 125.00 135.00
District aged 16 and 17 45.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00
Youth, aged 14 to 15 35.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 50.00
Small Sided 35.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 50.00

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. See documents below for further information.

2022 is renewal year for Grade 9 and 10 Match Officials.