The FA Referee Course
The latest information on Surrey FA Face-to-Face Referee Courses
The FA have been working on a brand new FA Referee course. Bookings for this course are not open yet as we await further details, but you can express your interest via our referee course form below to be the first to hear about the new course when it is available.
Please note that those wishing to book on the course must be 14 at the time of attending the course.
Places must be booked using the attendee details and FAN and not those of a parent. For guidance in creating a FAN for the first please click here or if in any doubt about whether you have a FAN already and/or or other FAN queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Before attending your FA referee Course you MUST have completed the FA Online laws of the game guide.
Online Laws of the Game Guide
Whatever your role in football, the Guide will help improve your understanding of the Laws of the Game (and the variations for youth football) and it is available free of charge.
There are five sections (modules) to work through and it will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Videos are used throughout to demonstrate how the Law should be applied and there are activities to reinforce all the key points. There are some questions at the end of each module, all of which must be answered correctly to successfully complete the learning.
If you want to become a referee, then you must complete this learning on your own personal FAN record* before then attending the FA’s new face to face training course, which will be available as soon as Government guidance allows.
*If you are under the age of 16 and need support creating a FAN, please follow the guidance available here.
Once all sections of the Online Laws of the Game Guide are complete you are free to book a space on one of the available referee courses
Surrey FA hosts many courses each season throughout the County.
If courses are showing as fully booked and/or you cannot make a date then please ensure you have filled out our course expression of interest form and completed the necessary online laws guide. We will notify you in advance of new course going live in the very near future.
New course dates for October/November coming soon.
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