Promotion & CPD
Be the best referee you can be
Apply for promotion through the FA Refereeing structure
Once you have qualified as a referee and started officiating in Adult football, you are able to apply for promotion through The FA's Referee Development structure. To gain promotion, set criteria must be followed, and your success will be based upon assessments of your refereeing performance.
For Level 6 referees similar conditions to the above apply, except referees must also act as an assistant referee on a minimum of at least 5 games during the same period and be observed as a Level 6 on a minimum of 3 occasions.
Level 5 referees may then be eligible for promotion to more senior Leagues and Competitions.
These promotions are decided on by The FA after the County FA nominates those Level 5’s who meet the criteria set. This would involve refereeing in a 'Supply League', and being an assistant referee in a 'Contributory League'.
Promotion to Level 3 would lead you to referee on a 'Contributory League' and further promotion would take you on to a 'Panel League' and ultimately, on to the 'National List of Referees' and a full time contract with the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL)
GET IN TOUCH
To find out more about Referee promotion & CPD, speak to a member of our Referee Department.
By Phone: 01603 704050 (opt. 1, 1, 3)
(10am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday)
Norfolk FA are proud to be one of the very few counties that offer Referees a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme.
Events are available across the County to provide all registered match officials with the latest knowledge on:
- Laws of the Game
- Local regulations
- Officiating techniques
For Level 5, 6 & 7 Referees and Referee Developers, if you wish to be appointed to referee, observe or coach in adult football in Norfolk, it's a requirement that you attend a Continuous Professional Development event and pass a test on the Laws of the Game.
These requirements have improved the standard of the Refereeing workforce and helped Norfolk officials into a position where they are highly regarded throughout the country.