District referee and above refresher exam, 2019
This exam must be completed in order to referee in outdoor soccer for 2019. The exam is for those who have completed the full entry level course and referee 11/side soccer. Those who have only taken the small-sided course should take the exam designed for that level.

The exam requires a pass mark of 13 out of 15.. It can be re-taken if a pass mark is not achieved. It focuses on changes to the Laws for 2017-18 and 2018-19. You can consult the 2018-19 Laws of the Game, and the NLA referee manual to assist you in answering,

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1. If thunder is heard the referee must suspend the match and ensure that the players leave the field for safe shelter, not returning until 30 minutes have passed since hearing the last thunder.
1 point
2. A player can take a throw in from a sitting and kneeling position as long as he is facing the field
1 point
3. You dismiss a player from the field for biting an opponent while the ball is in play. In the dismissal report you state the dismissal is for:-
1 point
4. A keeper deliberately parries a shot that in the referee's opinion he could have easily caught down to his feet. After a couple of seconds the keeper picks it up. Should the referee:-
1 point
5. A defender grabs an attacker by the shirt from behind inside the penalty area, denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity. Should the referee:-
1 point
6. A defender fouls an attacking player inside the penalty area, while challenging for the ball and clearly stopping a promising attack. The referee should:-
1 point
7. On a penalty kick, the goalkeeper leaves the goal line before the kick is taken and makes a save. Should the referee:-
1 point
8. A defender fouls an attacker outside the penalty area, clearly denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. The referee signals advantage, as the ball has run to another attacker with an open net - he however hits the ball over the bar. Should the referee:-
1 point
9. As per the Laws of the Game, if the referee considers it necessary, the game can be stopped in either half to allow the players to take a drinks break. What is the maximum time allowed for this?
1 point
10. In a recreational game, you notice a player is wearing small stud earrings. They tell you that they have to stay in as the piercing has only just been done, and that the referee in their last match allowed them to play with the earrings in and taped. Do you:-
1 point
11.. During play, the goalkeeper has a shin pad in her hand. Play moves into the penalty area and she throws the shin pad at the ball and prevents the ball from rolling into the open goal. The referee's decision:
1 point
12. A player has been granted permission by the referee to leave the field of play to correct an equipment issue. The player re-enters, without the referee's permission, and interferes with the play by stopping a promising attack. What action should the referee take?
1 point
13. A player, outside his penalty area, takes a free kick towards his goal. The goalkeeper tries unsuccessfully to stop the ball going into the goal, although he touches it. What decision should the referee make?
1 point
14. A player, upset with the comments of his teammates, leaves the field of play and violently pushes his teammate. Play is in the mid field area at the time of the incident. What action should the referee take?
1 point
15. A player is cautioned if he commits one of the following offences. Which is not correct?
1 point
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