Most Frequently Asked Questions To The PFSA

PFSA Football Scouting Experts

We try and answer your most frequently asked questions here. If you need any further help please feel free to contact the PFSA through either the live chat below or by emailing

Who are the PFSA

The Professional Football Scouts Association, more frequently referred to as the PFSA are an association based organisation set up to provide representation and support to talent identification professionals more formally know as football scouts, Worldwide.

Amongst many other services we provide talent identification in football training, one of the UK’s largest Scouting Networks, a Consultancy and UK Football Trials.

The PFSA liaise and work with governing bodies within football to help represent and provide support to our members.

PFSA Football Scouts

How do I become a member of the PFSA

Registering as a member of the PFSA is pretty simple and should only take a few minutes. Please head on over to our members page for details on how to register and more information on the documents you will need.

How do I become a
Professional Football Scout

To operate as a professional football scout you will need to have a minimum of a Level 2 Talent Identification in Football certificate. The rules are starting to change with the implementation of the new Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). We have a full page dedicated to how to become a professional football scout which should cover any further questions.

Can I become a member of the PFSA
if I am not a certified in Talent Identification

Unfortunately not. The PFSA was established to raise the standards within football scouting which includes the level of education in talent ID. If you are not certified then please head on over to our education section and view our portfolio of courses.

Do the PFSA operate overseas

We certainly do. In fact, the PFSA work with many overseas governing bodies including the MLS in the USA, where we have delivered our Level 2 and 3 scouting courses to a selection of their delegates including leading heads of scouting and general managers of many eastern and western conference teams. We have delivered courses in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the USA.