Becoming a Referee
Interested in becoming a referee? Refereeing is a rewarding path, and a great way to stay in the game!
Rugby is a physical, contact sport and as such has inherent dangers. Rugby Ontario is committed to reducing the risks of serious injury through the implementation of World Rugby, Rugby Canada, and Rugby Ontario safety policies.
By making yourself aware of rugby's safety policies, you can play your part in making sure that our sport remains safe, fun and enjoyable for all.
Minimum Standards for all Referees
To ensure best practice is being followed, we require that all active coaches, teachers and referees in clubs and schools:
1. Be at least 14 years old
2. Complete the online World Rugby Rugby Ready interactive learning module
3. Complete the online Concussion Management for the General Public interactive learning module through World Rugby's Player Welfare resource page
4. Take the World Rugby Laws of the Game examination self-check
5. Complete the online Introduction to Match Officiating (Pre-Level 1) module on World Rugby Passport
6. Complete the Introduction to the Blue Card e-learning module on The Locker
For a complete list of our World Rugby-approved referee courses, along with descriptions, please visit our Referee Courses section.
For a complete list of all upcoming referee courses, please refer to Rugby Canada's schedule of upcoming referee courses.
Register with Rugby Ontario and Rugby Canada
Register through SportLomo as a referee. Provided below is the SportLoMo Membership Registration Guide to aid you with the process.
SportLoMo Membership Registration Guide
If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact our Member Services Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Please contact the Coordinator, Match Official Services (email@example.com; 647-560-4790) should you have any questions.