Classification

All referees are classified as follows:

Level 10: Non-active Referees and Volunteers
The Referee Workforce (if not already registered as an active Referee) -
Assessors, Mentor, Coach.

Level 9: Trainee Referee
These are referees who have completed the basic training course and passed the examinations who have yet to complete their 6-match record of achievement.

Level 8: Youth Referee
14 or 15 years of age

Level 7: Junior County Referee
Aged 16 years or over

Level 6: County Referees

Level 5: Senior County Referees
This classification includes referees who have served at a higher level. Where a referee has achieved a level higher than Level 5 and is then not retained, the referee is to be classified as a Level 5, with the option of further promotion in the normal way or until a status of non-active is declared by the individual.

Level 4: Supply League Referees
Referees selected to officiate as a Referee on a Supply League (e.g. Lancashire League, North West Counties Division 2 or West Lancashire League Premier Division). In addition Level 4 officials will serve as Assistant Referees on the Contributory Leagues.

Level 3: Contributory League Referees
Referees selected to officiate as a Referee on the National List of Contributory Leagues (e.g. Northern Premier League, Northern League). In addition Level 3 officials will serve as Assistant Referees on either the Panel Leagues, Football League or Premier League.

Level 2B: Panel List Referees
Referees selected by The FA to Referee on the Panel List (Conference North, Football League Reserves and Premier League Reserves). In addition Level 2B Referees will serve as Assistant Referees on either the Conference National, Football League or Premier League.

Level 2A: Panel Select List Referees
Referees selected by The FA to Referee on the Panel Select List (Conference National League). In addition Level 2B Referees will serve as Assistant Referees on either the Football League or Premier League.

Level 1: National List Referees
Referees selected by The PGMOL to Referee on the National List (Football League or Premier League).

International: FIFA List Referees
Match officials who are on the FIFA List

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