All Level 7 and Level 6 candidates must apply for promotion by completing the Application for Promotion Form which is sent to all those eligible for promotion in January of each year, this must be returned to The Honorary Referees Secretary no later February 28th leading into the new marking season.
A Level 7 Referee must serve a minimum of one complete Registration Period or 12 months in that classification, whichever is the shortest, before applying for promotion to Level 6. After this promotion a Referee can proceed at the rate they are capable. No Affiliated Association may impose any other qualification periods which cause delayed passage through the promotion pyramid.
All candidates must attend an In Service Training Seminar specifically designated for promotion candidates at their current level.
- Must pass an examination on the Laws of the Game during each promotion season.
- Must keep the appropriate Divisional Secretary apprised of every match they officiate giving prior notice of time and venue.
- Must officiate on a minimum of 20 eleven a side competitive adult matches during the period of the promotion year
- Will be assessed on a minimum of 3 matches by different county assessors.
Have you got what it takes to do the 'double jump' from Level 7 to Level 5 in a Season?
The Referees' Committee is looking to encourage those who can meet the criteria below to apply to be considered for the Enhanced Promotion Scheme. Those with most to gain will be likely to be in their late twenties or early thirties as success would give them the opportunity to progress to Contributory League football or higher. Considerable commitment is required.
Part 1. Promotion from Level 7 to 6 between 01/03/2012 and 30/09/2012
A. referee at least 20 11-a-side games
B. be assessed at least 3 times
C. attend an In-Service Training Workshop for Level 7 referees on promotion
D. pass an examination on the Laws of the Game
Part 2. Promotion from Level 6 to 5 between 01/10/2012 and 28/02/2013
A. referee at least another 20 11-a-side games
B. be assessed at least another 3 times
C. attend an In-Service Training Workshop for Level 6 referees on promotion
D. pass another examination on the Laws of the Game
At the time of returning the application form for promotion to the Honorary Referees Secretary the candidate must also inform their Divisional Secretary of their intention to go for a double promotion in one season so that it can be logged with the Referees Committee.
Part 3. Consideration for further Promotion from Level 5 to Level 4
Officiate as a neutral Assistant Referee on at least 5 Supply League matches in the promotion period between 01/03/2012 and 28/02/2013. Candidates can only be considered for nomination to Level 4 by the County FA once they have passed a Fitness Test based upon Contributory League requirements. The Football Association's criteria for promotion will also have to be satisfied.