Re-Registration & Promotion



Re-Registering as a referee is a yearly process that ensures you remain as one of our officials for the following season, and as such is an important date in the calendar.

All referees will receive communications from Tim Lawrence, Referee Development Officer, when Re-Registering, with details of how to get started.

The cost for Referee Registration will be £25.00 and includes a County FA Handbook and Public Liability Insurance cover. Referees who have held 35 years plus continual service to the County FA will receive free registration, along with those who started their training since January 1st that calendar year.

Please see the Referee Registration area of The FA website for more information.

Download the 2018/19 Re-Registration Guide

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 14

Price: £150

Leading To: Registered Referee Status (either level 8 Youth Referee or Level 7 Junior County Referee)



Re-Registration will open for Surrey referees in mid-March/April, and will run until the 30th June.

Applications to re-register that are received after the deadline will incur a £5 late fee, which covers the additional administration involved.

You will need your FAN number and password to re-register.

If you do not know your FAN number, please let us know. Alternatively, you can reset your password from the Forgot my Password link on the Whole Game System login screen.


At Surrey FA, we wish to encourage all Referees to aim at achieving an improvement in their performance level. To that end, we are to support all aspiring Referees who wish to apply for advancement within the County promotion system.

Those applying for promotion:

  • Must attend during each promotion season an ‘In Service Training Seminar’ specifically designated for promotion candidates at their current level.
  • Must pass an examination on the Laws of the Game during each promotion season.
  • Must keep the appropriate Assessing Co-ordinator apprised of every match they officiate giving prior notice of time and venue.
  • Must officiate on a minimum of 20 eleven a side competitive matches during the period of the promotion year.
  • Will be assessed on a minimum of 3 matches
  • The Referee Promotion Form must be completed with payment by 28th February 2019.
Referee Promotion faqs
All new Level 7, Level 6 and Level 5 candidates must apply for promotion by completing the R5 Application for Promotion Form.

Please click here to download the form and return this as soon as possible.

Existing candidates who are not promoted will still need to apply each season. Full details can be found in the Referee Regulations in section 7 of the Surrey FA Handbook. Click here to be redirected to this season’s online Surrey FA Handbook. 

Surrey FA actively encourages those who can meet the criteria below to apply to be considered for the Enhanced Promotion Scheme (jumping two levels).

Those with most to gain will be likely to be in their late twenties or early thirties as success would give them the opportunity to progress to Contributory League football or higher. Please note that considerable commitment is required should you wish to apply for enhanced promotion.

The criteria for enhanced promotion is as follows: 

Part 1. Promotion from Level 7 to 6
• Referee at least 20 11-a-side games
• Be assessed at least 3 times
• Attend an In-Service Training Workshop for Level 7 referees on promotion
• Pass an examination on the Laws of the Game

Part 2. Promotion from Level 6 to 5
• Referee at least another 20 11-a-side games
• Be assessed at least another 3 times
• Attend an In-Service Training Workshop for Level 6 referees on promotion
• Pass another examination on the Laws of the Game

Part 3. Consideration for further Promotion from Level 5 to Level 4
Officiate as a neutral Assistant Referee on at least 10 Supply League matches in the promotion period.

Candidates can only be considered for nomination to Level 4 by Surrey FA once they have passed a Fitness Test based on FA requirements. 

Competitions suitable for Referee Promotion can be found in the Surrey FA Handbook
A minimum of one complete Registration Period, or 12 months in that classification, whichever is the shortest, must be served before applying for promotion to Level 6. 

After this promotion, a Referee can proceed at the rate they are capable. No Affiliated Association may impose any other qualification periods which cause delayed passage through the promotion pyramid.

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