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 (dependant on COVID restrictions these may be based on Zoom), with additional practical refereeing sessions taking place following each Entrants’ class.
Courses for the remainder of this season are as follows:-

Sunday, February 7, 2021 to Sunday, March 7, 2021
Referee Entrants’ course
10am – 4pm

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