Article 53 Common provisions applicable to UEFA coaching qualifications - Club Licensing

UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Sustainability Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Club Licensing
Enforcement Date
1 July 2023

A holder of the required UEFA coaching licence within the meaning of Article 47 to Article 52 is considered a coach who, in accordance with the implementation provisions of the UEFA Coaching Convention, has:

  1. been issued a UEFA coaching licence by a UEFA member association; or

  2. at least started the required UEFA coaching diploma course. Registration for the required diploma course is not sufficient to meet this criterion.


If the UEFA Coaching Convention membership status of a UEFA member association is upgraded (e.g. from A to Pro level), the following apply:

  1. With regard to paragraph 1(a) above, the new highest or second-highest available UEFA coaching licence (as applicable) will become mandatory for the licence applicant as soon as the licensor has run its second course at this higher level. After this transitional period, only a holder of the newly required UEFA coaching diploma will be deemed in compliance with the criterion;

  2. With regard to paragraph 1(b) above, only participation in an education course for the newly available highest or second-highest UEFA coaching diploma (as applicable) will be deemed in compliance with the criterion.


In case of a partnership agreement under the UEFA Coaching Convention, the UEFA coaching qualifications offered by the UEFA member association with limited UEFA Coaching Convention membership status apply.


UEFA reserves the right to review the consequences of any downgrade in UEFA Coaching Convention membership status (e.g. from Pro to A level) as well as those of partnership agreements with the UEFA member association in question, and to take decisions on a case-by-case basis in this respect.


All qualified coaches must be duly registered with the UEFA member association and/or its affiliated league.