Referee Annual Registration

Annual Referee Registration / Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Checks

Youth to FIFA Referees

There is NO annual registration fee to be a BC Soccer Registered Referee. There is, a $65.00 (plus a $4.46 user fee / includes GST) fee to register and attend an annual BC Soccer Refresher Clinic.

Youth, District, Regional, Provincial, National and FIFA Referees MUST attend an annual BC Soccer Refresher clinic, to be automatically registered for the following year (April 1-March 31).

Unregistered/Late registration: Referees who have not attended a BC Soccer Refresher course and/or have not completed registration (including payment), will NOT be automatically registered on April 1st for the following season.

NEW Criminal Record Check / Vulnerable Sector Checks:

All referees aged 19 years and older must have a valid Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check on file with BC Soccer. This means that if you are 19 years of age or older, you will be required to comply with the policy in order to continue officiating in BC Soccer sanctioned activity.

Options for Completing a Criminal Record Check / Vulnerable Sector Check:

  1. Local Police/ RCMP – Fill in and bring the attached letter into your local police or RCMP (where you reside) to request a Criminal Record/ Vulnerable Sector check. Please be advised that the fee for these checks varies by local police/RCMP station. Once the check is conducted, share the results with BC Soccer via one of the following:
    1. Email refereecrc@bcsoccer.net
    2. Mail to the attention of Lynda Mulder, BC Soccer 205-3410 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2A4
    3. Drop off in person to the attention of Lynda Mulder
  2. Criminal Records Review Program (Ministry of Justice)
  3. UPDATED: BC Soccer no longer accepts MyBackCheck.com criminal record checks. A motion was passed at the April 2018 board meeting, and the policy was changed to remove MyBackCheck as an option to complete BC Soccer Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Checks.

The BC Soccer Criminal Record Check Policy is available on BC Soccer’s website: https://bcsoccer.net/bylaw

Registering for a Refresher Clinic

Important Note: Referees MUST register online AND pay the fees prior to attending the clinic. No ‘walk-ins’ will be allowed to attend.

To register for a BC Soccer Refresher clinic please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Ref Centre account at www.refcentre.com in the top right- hand corner with your e-mail address and password.  If you have forgotten your password, please click the "Forgot Password" button in the top right-hand corner and your password will be e-mailed to you.
  2. Go to ‘Registration’ then ‘Refresher Courses’. Click register and follow the prompts to complete your registration for the Refresher Clinic.
  3. Once a referee has completed registration (including payment) via Ref Centre, and attends the annual BC Soccer Refresher clinic, he/she will automatically be registered April 1st of the following year.
  4. Referees who have not completed registration for the BC Soccer Refresher clinic (including payment) via Ref Centre will NOT be allowed to attend the BC Soccer Refresher clinic.
  5. If you’re not currently a referee and are interested in becoming a referee your first step is to take the Entry Level Referee Clinic or Small Sided Referee Clinic.

 

Small-Sided Referees

Beginning March 15, 2018, Small Sided referees are required to complete an Online Small Sided Refresher quiz, and complete registration including a $15.00 fee (plus $4.46 system user fee, includes GST).

Once a small sided referee successfully completes the online refresher course, and registration, their Annual Registration will be completed.

To complete the online small sided refresher quiz, and registration please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Ref Centre account at www.refcentre.com in the top right- hand corner with your e-mail address and password.  (If you have forgotten your password, please click the "Forgot Password" button in the top right- hand corner and your password will be e-mailed to you).
  2. Go to ‘Registration’ then ‘Register Now’. Click the online refresher link and the start button to complete the small sided online refresher.
  3. Once the online small sided refresher quiz has been completed, go to ‘Registration’ then ‘Register Now’ to complete registration (including payment).
  4. Referees who have not completed the online small sided refresher quiz and registration (including payment) will NOT be registered for the following season.

More information about referee clinics can be found on BC Soccer’s website: http://bcsoccer.net/referee-clinic