Assessors play a vital role in the development of officials at all levels. They are in effect the custodians of the Laws of the Game, ensuring they are applied to a high standard. Assessments play an increasingly greater part in the promotion and development of officials right throughout the game.

How do I become an Assessor?
You do not have to have officiated at the top level to become an assessor. Experienced officials from Level 7 can make a difference to the development and progression of referees at all levels by becoming an FA Registered Assessor. You will be involved in assessing referees appropriate to your level of experience. You can also still be an active referee and assess for the County when available.

Do I get paid for this Role?
Assessors at County level currently receive £15 for each assessment they complete.

What development opportunities are available for Assessors?
County assessors are invited to two development workshops each season to discuss key issues. Assessments are also subject to quality control with appropriate feedback provided to the assessor on a regular basis.

What if I want to contact an existing Assessor?
Contact Cumberland FA for more information.

What is the first step in getting qualified?
You need to take an assessors course that are held on a regular basis at County FA’s across the North West.

For details of the next courses available please contact Steve Dobinson, our Referee Development Officer: or phone 01900 872310

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