April 27, 2021
BC Soccer has revamped the referee certification courses in order to make them more accessible for everyone across the province. They have created a hybrid learning system which now includes self-paced online modules and exam for each course; plus theory (via Zoom) and practical (on-field; TBA) components that will be facilitated and taught by BC Soccer referee instructors.
If you know of anyone interested in becoming a referee or upgrading/re-certifying as a soccer official, please encourage them to visit our Referees page to apply. We’re encouraging all our Chilliwack referees, 14 years of age or older, to take the entry-level course. Chilliwack FC has booked our course for May 30.
The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee (if they are 16 years old or older). The updated delivery of the 2021 Entry Level Referee clinic will focus on the latest FIFA teaching materials.