Referee Courses

If you wish to attend any of these courses:

  1. If you want to Referee for BSA fill out the Referee Application Form
  2. Register for the course in ASA Ref Centre. Search By Club: Beaumont. Your course registration will not be approved until payment has been receive by BSA. Note: You will only see the Refresher course if you are logged into Ref Centre.
  3. For Mini and Entry Level Courses: If you are going to Referee for BSA, once you have received your Ref Centre login details, register for the course you are wanting to attend. Once that is completed call our Administrator Kirsten at (587)987-9667 to pay for Referee Course, you will receive a receipt by email if you ask for one.
  4. Once you have done the online payment you will receive a confirmation email - keep this if you are going to referee for BSA and wish to be reimbursed for all or part of the Mini course cost only

Note: Refresher courses are free so steps 3 and 4 above are not required. You just have to register for the course in Ref Centre.

Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel from the course, you will only receive a refund a) if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the course and b) if the course has the minimum attendees.

Mini

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This 6 hour introductory course is for 12 or 13 year olds who would like to referee U10.

The class is 4 hours in duration (2.5 hours of class time and 1.5 hours practical).
Attendees are given:
  • Whistle
  • Badge
  • Mini Rules Book
There is a $50.00 registration fee to become a Mini Referee. In Beaumont, we will refund the registration fee once the referee has officiated 8 games.
Mini Referees are not required to do a refresher course, however once they turn 14 and wish to Centre Referee U12, they will need to take the ASA Entry Level course.

Note: Mini Referees are not eligible to Centre Referee any age groups older than U10. But they can be an Assistant Referee (linesman) for U12 if they attend the AR Clinic put on locally by our Referee Mentor.

There is not a pre-course study workbook to print for this course.

Course Dates:

Please visit: The list of available courses and scroll thru the list.

How to register. (Example)

Visit this page and at the top of the page in the start date window select today's date. In the End date window, across the page, select 1 May 2017. All course will be displayed. Look for course #1100 (for Mini (12 years)). Once you have found the correct course, click on the word "Register" on the far right within the same line and follow the instructions from there.

Entry Level

This 2 day (14 hours) course is for individuals aged 14 years and over, who have not refereed before or who used to referee and have let their registration lapse for one year or more.

The class is 14 hours combined duration (10 hours of class time and 4 hours practical.
Attendees are given:
  • Whistle
  • Cards
  • Badge
  • FIFA Laws of the Game book
  • Includes Registration Fee for the first year - Referees are responsible for the registration fee after that (2017 Referee Course Registration fees: Youth = $135, District = $150, payable by Credit card by calling the BSA administrator at (587)987-9667.
Participants must attend the entire two day course and pass the course exam. Once they do this, they can be added to the Alberta Soccer registered referee list.
Successful course participants receive their referee designation based on their age:
  • 14 and 15 year old: Youth District Referee. Youth District referees must be at least two years older than the age group they are officiating
  • 16 years and older: District Referee. District Referees may Centre Referee or be an Assistant Referee (linesman) for all age groups

Youth who turn 14, who previously took a one day Mini Referee Course (for U10 games or lines), must take the ASA Entry Level course in order to transition to the Youth/District Levels.

There is some pre-course study to be done before the course and a workbook to print before this course.

Course Dates:

Please visit: The list of available courses and scroll thru the list.

Make sure to bring a lunch, shorts, shin guards, running shoes and a t-shirt.

How to register. (Example)

Visit this page and at the top of the page in the start date window select today's date. In the End date window across the page select 1 May 2017. All course will be displayed. Look for course #1099 (for Entry Level (14 or 16+ years)). Once you have found the correct course click on the word "Register" on the far right within the same line and follow the instructions from there.

Outdoor Refresher

All referees must attend a 4 hour refresher course prior to each indoor and/or outdoor season they wish to officiate in.

Referees must begin taking refresher courses the season after they first take the ASA Entry Level course.
This course is mandatory and referees are not eligible to officiate unless they have completed this course.
Prior to attending the refresher course, all participants must also complete the online refresher survey.
Attendees are given:
  • FIFA Laws of the Game book

Referees are responsible for their Registration Fee.

Note 1: You cannot register for this course until you have completed the pre-course examination.

Note 2: You will only see the Refresher course after you have successfully logged into Ref Centre.

The list of course dates can be found HERE.

Annual Registration

Every year our soccer referees must register to remain current and on the Alberta Soccer Association's List of Soccer Officials. The annual fee is $50 dollars. Each referee will recieve an email from ASA stating it is time to register. Simply visit Ref Centre by selecting the button below and select Register Now under the far right drop down menu. The 2017 emails have been sent, so be sure to log in prior to 31 Mar 2017.

Conversion Courses

Referee Conversion - Outdoor: for Indoor referees who want to referee Outdoor

Referee Conversion - Indoor: for Outdoor referees who want to referee Indoor
Visit the Ref Centre for more details and dates, if scheduled.