Officials training

What is the officials training program?

Before any football official from across Canada steps onto the field for the first time, they must first successfully complete training through Football Canada’s Officials Certification Program (FCOCP).

The introductory FCOCP training helps educate and give new officials confidence before receiving their first assignment. The level one course brings new officials up to speed on positioning while the field, mechanics and the rulebook.

After completion of the initial training, officials start their careers as a level one official and with time, experience and additional training can progress up the ranks by taking additional courses.



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