CFOA Member Access

All Canadian football officials who are members of the CFOA/ACOF may obtain a personal account with which to access the Member-only area of this site . If you would like to request access, please email and provide the following information.

  • Your first and last name.
  • The name of your FOA.

Ken Picot postumously awarded the 2016 Tom Cheney Award

At the CFOA Conference in Saskatoon thsi May long weekend , the tomCheney Award in recognition of contribution to the development of amateur officiating in Canada was awarded to Ken Picot . Please see attached (more to come)

2016-2017 Rule books

Football Canada announced hard copies are available. Contact your PSO for ordering


The elctronic rulebook will be out soon. Currently being sent to webmaster to add to FC webpage

CFL Prospect Offical look -fors

The Canadian Football League’s officiating department has been working closely with its partnering provincial or local football officiating associations and elite level leagues (C.I.S., C.J.F.L., etc.) with the overarching aim of assisting with the development and recruitment of elite level officials. Prospect officials for the CFL must meet stringent expectations prior to becoming part of the on-field staff.  See attachement

CFL Officiating Recruitment model

CFL Officiating Recruitment Model

Dave Hutton   CFL| Officiating Department - Coordinator of Recruitment, Training and Development 

The Canadian Football League’s officiating department has developed a process to assist with the evaluation, training and recruitment of young officials who may be candidates for position on our staff.

First and Ten May 2016 issue now available

May issue released early  features
Breaking newsof CFLa and NFL program to develop officials
Mother day's here  featuring a Mother who officiates Naomi McBride
Training and Development videos
2016 Football Canada Tackle Football rule changes

2016 Conference update


To register use this link

check the attached the CFOA conference committee SFOA invite you to keep upto date about the upcoming conference


Football Canada Official Certification goes on Line for FCOCP Level 1

For individuals desiring to join the tackle football officiating family , the opportunity to take the level one theory  at your convience 24/7 all year round now exists

Read the details attached.

Upon completion take your print out of the completed test to your local FOA complete the onfield training session and your officiating career can get underway

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