How to become a VOL Licensee

The FIFA Quality Programme for Virtual Offside Lines has been developed with the aim to test whether a technology is capable of depicting such a virtual line in a number of challenging test scenarios proving that the provider can overcome the technical difficulties associated with drawing such an accurate line.

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) protocol requires that Virtual Offside Lines are tested to the FIFA Quality Programme when they are used in connection with a VAR system in international club competitions

Certification process

A core use of Virtual Offside Line systems is assist in the decision making for Video Assistant Referees (VAR). FIFA has developed a repeatable test protocol which will apply to any technology seeking to be certified in accordance with the below process:

Application Guide

The following document is a guide for any company seeking to test and certify their Virtual Offside Line Technologie to the requirements of the FIFA Qulity Programme: