Grade referees

Here is a list of equivalencies between the old and the new system:

Old system

New system

International International
National National
Level 1 Provincial
Level 2 Regional
Level 3 Disctrict
JR and JC Juvenile
Soccer at 7 Soccer at 7

In order to level up, certain criteria must be crossed by the referees. Here is a brief summary for each level.

Soccer at 7

  • Be at least 14 years old during the year
  • Having completed a training course recognized by the Federation of Quebec

Juvenile

  • Be at least 14 years old during the year
  • Have completed a training course recognized by the Quebec Soccer Federation

District

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have completed a training course recognized by the Quebec Soccer Federation

Regional

  • Having completed one year as a District Referee
  • Have completed a promotional course recognized by the Quebec Soccer Federation
  • Get a minimum score of 80% on the exam
  • Pass 3 fitness tests
  • Pass 3 evaluations with a minimum score of 80%

Provincial

  • Having completed one year as a "Regional" referee
  • Have completed a promotional course recognized by the Quebec Soccer Federation
  • Get a minimum score of 85% on the exam
  • Pass 3 fitness tests
  • Pass 3 evaluations with a minimum score of 85%

National

The National nominated arbitrator has two years to pass all these criteria:

  • Have completed a national level internship recognized by the ACS
  • Get a minimum score of 85% on the exam
  • Pass 3 fitness tests

International (FIFA)

  • Be recommended by the directors of the National Arbitration Committee
  • Have completed at least 2 years as National Referee
  • Pass 3 fitness tests
  • Complete 3 evaluations with a minimum score of 90% in high-level matches