Referee Promotion Scheme
MAKE THE STEP UP
Even the most experienced referees have worked their way from the very bottom of the refereeing ladder and through the promotion scheme to where they are today.
Whether your dream is to officiate at the World Cup final or a County Cup Final, the promotion scheme has been designed to help you get there. We wish to encourage all referees to aim at achieving an improvement in their performance level and are keen to support all aspiring referees who wish to apply for advancement within the county promotion system.
Your 'level' signifies your seniority within refereeing. Unless you are under the age of 16, all referees will start at Level 7 and can progress as far as the International FIFA list.
- 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
Frequently asked questions about the referee promotion scheme