The Referee Registration window for the 2018/19 season opens on Monday 19 March 2018.
Referees are required to register with their parent County FA annually in order to be appointed to games by leagues and other competitions.
All the information you need to know is below – and you can get in touch with us if you have any additional questions.
It costs £20 per-season to register with The FA.
Since the launch of The FA’s Whole Game System, referees are now able to complete the Referee Registration online. Please CLICK HERE to log in to Whole Game System.
The online process is much simpler than in previous seasons – and cuts down on unnecessary paperwork and administration.
In order to register online, you must log in with your FAN and password. You can then follow the on-screen instructions.
If you’ve forgotten your FAN or password, please CLICK HERE
Note – please also complete the ‘Diversity’ section of the Referee Registration process.
Referees who will be officiating Under-18 or below matches MUST have an in-date FA CRC before registering for the 2018/19 season. The FA CRC lasts for THREE YEARS from the date of issue.
On your Basic Referees Course, you will have completed an FA Safeguarding Children Certificate. It is our recommendation, as an example of best practice, that you retain your safeguarding qualification. This is also valid for THREE YEARS from the date of issue.
Note – Liverpool County FA strongly advises ALL referees to hold both an in-date FA CRC and FA Safeguarding Certificate.
For those who need to renew or complete an FA CRC or wish to maintain the FA Safeguarding Children Certificate, please see the links below.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE OR RENEW YOUR FA CRC
CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR FA SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN CERTIFICATE
CLICK HERE TO ENROL ON AN FA SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN COURSE
Under FA regulations, referees MUST register in order to referee in affiliated competitions – and leagues are forbidden from appointing unregistered referees to games under any circumstances.