Entry Level Referee Courses

Entry Level Referee Course

The Entry Level Referee Course trains participants to be a Referee or an Assistant Referee in 11-a-side soccer.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age.

This year the course is split into 2 components:

  1. On-line program. This will be a Canada 4 to 6 hour course managed by Canada Soccer.
  2. Practical session. This is a one-day session focused on practical aspects of game management. It starts with 2 hours in the classroom then 3 hours on the field and finally 2 more hours in the classroom. The final exam for the course occurs at the end of this session.

To register for the Online Entry Level Course 

First, the potential referee will need to go to the Canada Soccer Shopify page, https://canada-soccer.myshopify.com/ and click on the link at the top of the page labelled “Referee Education”. You will then select either the French or English course and proceed with the payment of this course. Once you pay for the course you will receive a SmarterU access key which will allow you to register with SmarterU and take the course. You can either go back to the Shopify page and click on the “Training Login” button which is beside the Referee Education button, or you can go to https://canadasoccer.smarteru.com/remote-login/login.cfm. Under the space for the login details there is text that says “If you have an access key, register for an account.”. You will need to complete the registration process and then you will have access to take the course.

If you have an ‘nlesd.ca’ account, you’ll have to register from a different domain.

If you have any issues registering for the course or if you have any other questions, please contact the NLSA Office at info@nlsa.ca

Entry Level Course Dates

  • April 27th - Marystown United
  • May 12th - Gander Soccer
  • May 25th - Corner Brook
  • June 8th - MPSA




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