Accreditation Checklist - Officials

The ‘officials’ tab will be available for clubs to see as part of their accreditation dashboard.

For all Accredited clubs the ‘officials’ tab checks 5 areas of minimum criteria clubs need to satisfy, they are:

  1. Officials DBS compliant – this validates if all relevant officials that need to have  in-date FA Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS)

  2. Club Welfare Officer – this validates if the club has a Welfare Officer for Youth Clubs (male, female and disability). 

  3. Safeguarding Committee members course – this validates if the Safeguarding Committee Members course is completed by Club committee members. 

  4. Adult teams with first aid in football education – this validates if clubs with adult teams have a named individual that has completed the Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAIF). If this person is a player, an additional person is required. 

  5. Youth Teams with a qualified coach or manager – this validates if clubs with youth teams have at least one coach or manager with the Introduction to Coaching Football (I2CF) per team, with in-date Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAIF) and Safeguarding Children Course (SCC). 


The red bracket numbers shows what actions are required

Non-Accredited Clubs

Please note; Non-Accredited clubs will not have a 'Player Pathways' tab

Accredited Clubs

Please note; Accredited clubs will have a 'Player Pathways' tab

For more information England Football Accredited you can visit

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