CRC Checks

Coaches working within an affiliated youth football club must complete their Criminal Records Check (CRC) with their club. This can be carried out via the Club Welfare Officer.

There is also an increasing amount of coaches taking the positive step of joining the FA Licensed Coaches Club (FALCC) and they need an accepted FA Criminal Records Check to meet the FALCC requirements.

For coaches working outside affiliated youth football a check can only be carried out if they are joining the Licensed Coaches Club via the County FA.


The method for carrying this out is as follows:

Complete an online application via a link provided by the County FA - You can find the link in the Guidance Documents here.

Verification for this method is only currently available by coming to the County Ground to meet with a County verifier. The cost for this method is £10.

Anyone receiving a wage from football must pay the additional government charge of £44.


When attending a verification meeting please ensure that you bring along all of the correct documents which are detailed on the guidance notes provided.

The verifier has to sign a legal declaration that they have seen all the correct documents so the County FA cannot be held responsible for incomplete applications which result in the applicant having to attend another verification meeting.

Useful Video Guide: Click on the image below to view a step by step guidance video for applicants.

2. Making an Application


For further information on FA CRC’s or to start the process contact Raising Standards Officer Richard Drake Richard.drake@hertfordshirefa.com

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