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). 

Courses can be accessed through 


Accredited Clubs / Renewal

You will not be able to submit for renewal unless this section is complete. If you have Youth Teams without Qualified Coaches, you will need to commit to meeting this criteria using the declaration, and ensure that coaches are booked onto the appropriate courses through

Non-Accredited Clubs



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