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 June 2016 issue now available

Conference review   find out about REFRESH and how to oabserveres should communicate with crews  and more


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

Bird cage facemask ruled illegal


NOTE:  the guiding principle is the rule change for 2016 , the facemask must have the NOCASE approval  stamped on the facemask

2015 Rule Changes

attached are Rule changes for 2015 in power point form and rule changes with explanation in word form

Video by Walter Berry on 2014 rule changes

The following link is you tube video prepared by Walter Berry Football Canada Rulebook editor and interpreter

2013 Rule Changes Announced adding casebook corrections Sept 2013

the rule changes for this year 2013 have been announced and will be enforced immediately. rule clarification for loss of helmet issued by Rules editor August 28 2012

Now attaching  the casebook corrections update from the rules editor Walter Berry and copy of casebook corrections/changes  and new rulings

Tom Cheney Award

It is with great pleasure the the CFOA announces the Walter Berry APAFQ is the 2012 receipient of the Tom Cheney Award presented to an official for outstanding contributions to the development of football officaiting inCanada please see  the attachemnt of the previous receipients

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