Conversion and Refresher Course


To referee in Alberta, you must be at least 14 years of age and are required to complete the Entry Level Referee Course. 

To referee the boarded indoor game, you must be at least 17 years of age and you must also take the Conversion Course.

Your credentials must be renewed each year, to do this, you must pass the online Refresher Course. Once you have become a certified referee, you will be registered as an active member in the Alberta Soccer Association website database.

Referee Renewal Registration



Entry Level Course

To become a referee, you are required to take an Entry Level Referee Course. For more information CLICK HERE

Conversion Course

In order to referee boarded indoor soccer, you must complete a Conversion Course and be 17 years of age. To find out more information on Conversion Courses, contact:

Refresher Course

If you have taken an Entry Level Course and wish to continue refereeing, you must take a refresher course. Refresher Courses will be available before the season. For more information, contact:

How To Get Assigned To Games


League Games: CMSA schedules referees through an online system called Arbiter. Using the Arbiter system will be described during the referee course that you attend.

CMSA Tournaments: Tournament schedules will be sent directly to referees; interested referees can then provide CMSA with their availability. CMSA will send a tournament schedule to all referees.

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