Become a Scottish Referee!

Referee Training from the Scottish Football Association

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Work through the laws of the game with interactive games and video footage

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Become a qualified referee!

Welcome to the Scottish Football Association’s on line training platform.  The platform provides information and advice for those who wish to to become a qualified referee in Scotland.  

Having a detailed working knowledge of the Laws of the Game is a key thing to possess to become the best referee you can be, and the core qualification course will enable you to gain that.

You will need to pass the 5 module course, including an exam and then attend a 2hr face to face session with your local referee association to gain full qualification. You can pick your face to face session at the start of the course. 

The cost of the course includes both the online and face to face element.

What other referees have said about the course

'Fantastic, easy to use well structured course content. Ideal for a former player or coach taking up the whistle, has given me greater insight into all areas of the game, that will not only benefit me as a referee but will improve and enhance the experience for all those playing and watching. Many thanks.'
Mark Leahy
'Really enjoyed the content on here, it was easy use and accessible. It provided me with excellent knowledge on the game and how to progress as a ref. Much appreciated and will defiantly recommend'
Kenny Burns
'Wow what an amazing course! I reccomend anyone wanting to become a referee within football to complete it!'
Taylor Burd
'Really enjoyed the content on here, it was easy and accessible. It provided me with good knowledge on the game and how to progress as a ref.'
Aaron Brown