Your refereeing level signifies your status within refereeing. Unless you are under the age of 16, all referees will start at Level 7.
• Level T - Trainee
• Level Y - Youth Referee (qualified referees under 16 years old)
• Level 7 - Junior County Referee
• Level 6 - County Referee
• Level 5 - Senior County Referee
• Level 4 - Supply League Referee / Contributory League Assistant
• Level 3 - Contributory League Referee/Panel League Assistant
• Level 2 - Panel League Referee / Football League Assistant
• Level 1 - Football League Referee
• Select Group - FA Premier League Referee
• FIFA List - International Referee
How do I achieve promotion?
All referees seeking promotion must notify us by completing the promotion application form before the 1st July 2020.
Level 7 referees must have refereed at least 20 (twenty) games of adult or under 18’s in a single season before applying for promotion to Level 6.
All candidates for promotion must:
• Attend an In Service Training Seminar specifically designated for promotion candidates at their current level during each promotion season
• Must pass an examination on the Laws of the Game during each promotion season specifically designated for promotion candidates at their current level
• Must keep the RDO informed of every match they officiate, giving prior notice of KO time and venue
• Must officiate on a minimum of 20 (twenty) 11v11 competitive matches during the period of the promotion year (i.e. 01/03/20 to 28/02/21)
• Must ensure that 70% of their matches are at open-age (adult) level
• Will be observed on a minimum of 3 (three) matches by county observers
The promotion season commences on the 1st March 2018 and finishes on the 28th February 2019.
Think you're ready to take the next step in your refereeing career? Get in touch and we'll let you know the next steps.
Promotion In-Service Event
Promotion In-Service training is for referee promotion candidates only. Each candidate will attend a venue for a day where they will take part in a number of training / development drills led by an East Riding FA Referee Tutor. Those involved in the event will also have to sit a Laws of the Game exam. This training is an integral part of the Referee Promotion Scheme and is a requirement of any promotion.