All Entry Level Referee Courses have been cancelled for the 2020 season.
On Monday, June 1, Soccer Nova Scotia and its Member leagues announced that there will be no sanctioned soccer activity such as exhibition games, league games, tournaments or Provincial Championships for the 2020 summer season.
Due to this recent information, unfortunately, we will be unable to offer the Entry Level Referee Courses this year throughout the province. There may be an Indoor season at some point, but without league games or any competitions this summer, Entry Level Referees do not receive the training and experience to be eligible to officiate during the Indoor season, where available.
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia and Member Leagues Notification of 2020 Summer Season Cancellation
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia’s Return to Soccer Activity – 5 Step Process (May 29, 2020)
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia – May Soccer Cancellation and AGM Postponement
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia – April Soccer Cancellation Announcement
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia Contingency Planning COVID-19
The 2020 Entry Level Referee Application is now available.
If you are a Returning Referee, please click here to be redirected to the Returning Referee Registration and Courses page.
- This is an application process. Due to limited available refereeing opportunities, not all applications will be accepted. If you are not accepted this year, we encourage you to apply again in 2021.
- You must select an Entry Level Course in your Home Region. The only exceptions are Halifax and Harbour East (Dartmouth) as you may select either of those courses if you live in Halifax or Harbour East (Dartmouth).
- You will be contacted one week (minimum) prior to the course start date if your application has been accepted.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions on the Entry Level Referee Application and Course.
Click here for 2020 Demosphere Entry Level Referee Application Guidelines.
IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY THROUGH DEMOSPHERE (CLUB PLAYER, 2019 ENTRY LEVEL REFEREE APPLICATION, ETC.), YOU HAVE A HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNT ALREADY. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNT TO PROCESS AN ENTRY LEVEL REFEREE APPLICATION. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR EXISTING HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNT, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org FOR ASSISTANCE.
If you have any questions regarding the Entry Level Referee Application, Courses, etc., please email email@example.com EL Course List