How to Become a Vol Licensee

The FIFA Quality Programme for Virtual Offside Lines has been developed with the aim of testing 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 VAR protocol requires that virtual offside lines be tested to the requirements of 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 to assist in the review process involving video assistant referees (VARs). FIFA has developed a repeatable test protocol that will apply to any technology seeking to be certified in accordance with the below process:

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Application Guide

The following document is a guide for any company seeking to test and certify its virtual offside line technology to the requirements of the FIFA Qulity Programme:

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How to Become a Vol Licensee

The FIFA Quality Programme for Virtual Offside Lines has been developed with the aim of testing whether a technology is capable of depicting such a virtual line in a number of challenging test scenarios, proving that the provider can overcome....

VOL Testing Process

The assessment of virtual offside line systems, to be used in conjunction with VARs, shall be conducted at two separate stadiums and a system has to pass the test at both venues in order to achieve certification.

VOL Testing 2020

For the recently launched FIFA Quality Programme for Virtual Offside Lines (VOL), FIFA is inviting all interested providers of VOL to participate in the next testing and certification event in late 2020.

FIFA quality Programme for Virtual Offside Lines

Virtual offside lines (VOL) have been used for several years to graphically analyse potential offside situations in football.