Become a Referee

The Edinburgh and District Referee Association covers matches in leagues throughout the city itself, together with the Borders and the Lothians.
Our Instruction team run the following courses:-

  • Referee Awareness courses for those looking for a better understanding of the Laws of the Game in a short 3 hour session and providing an introduction to refereeing
  • Referee Entrants’ courses for those who wish to become referees, giving a full introduction to the basics around the Laws and enabling successful candidates to begin their refereeing career upon passing of the Entrants’ exam.
  • Advanced referee courses for current referees who wish to progress to refereeing in the Senior and Junior grades of the game and covers the more intricate areas of the Laws and covering a number of potential scenarios that are uncommon but can occur both on and off the field of play.
  • Futsal courses for referees who have passed the Entrants’ course and wish to take up refereeing in the fast-paced indoor version of the game, which is growing significantly throughout the region.

All courses are classroom based, with additional practical refereeing sessions taking place following each Entrants’ class.
Courses for the remainder of this season and season 2018/19 are as follows:-

Monday August 13, 2018 to Monday, October 15, 2018
Referee Entrants’ course
6.45pm – 9pm
Monday, December 3rd
Futsal conversion course (only open to qualified football referees)
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Referee Awareness Course
10am – 1.30pm
Sunday, February 3, 2019 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Referee Entrants’ course
10am – 4pm
Wednesday 6th February, 2019 to Wednesday 20th February, 2019
Advanced Referee Course
6.30pm – 9.30pm

All courses are advertised through social media on Twitter and Facebook. Anyone interested should contact us via the Scottish Football Association website here.