Temporary Eligibility Permits (TEP) FAQ



Please note that all TEP's need to be approved by the appropriate club, and therefore signed by the club, before being approved by the EODSA district.

1. What is a Temporary Eligibility Permit (TEP)?

2. How many TEPs can I have in a season?

3. Who can get a TEP?

4. When does the TEP expire?

5. How much does a TEP cost?

6. What is the process to get a TEP?

7. When does it become effective?

8. Which leagues/tournaments can I get a TEP for?


1. What is a Temporary Eligibility Permit?
A TEP allows a registered player to play a game with a team from a different club than the club they are registered with. The team must be playing at a higher Age/ Division level than the registered player.

A TEP can also allow a registered player to play in a tournament with a team from a different club than the club they are registered with.

2. How many TEPs can I have in a season?
A player is permitted to have 3 TEPs in a season. They can be used to play with 3 different clubs or the same club 3 times.

3. Who can get a TEP?
Any registered player can get a TEP provided they have not exceeded their maximum number of TEPs for the season and are eligible to play for the other team according to league or tournament rules.

4. When does the TEP expire?
The TEP expires at the end of the game or tournament indicated on the TEP form. A TEP for a single game is only valid for that one game. A TEP for a tournament is valid for all the games in that tournament.

5. How much does a TEP cost?
The cost of the TEP is $10.00

6. What is the process to get a TEP?
The TEP form on our website needs to be filled out and sent to the club of the registered player. The club has to sign and approve the form. The form then has to come to the EODSA office for approval and payment. Once it is approved, a copy of the form will be handed to the referee at the game or to the tournament organizing committee for tournaments.

7. When does it become effective?
A TEP is effective once it has been approved and signed by the Eastern Ontario Soccer Association District then presented to the referee or tournament committee.

8. Which leagues/tournaments can I get a TEP for?
Each league/tournament has their own rules as to which levels allow for TEPs. Please see the league/tournament rules to verify if the level you will be playing allows for TEPs.