The 2009–10 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds opened the 129th season of competition in England for 'The Football Association Challenge Cup' (FA Cup), the world's oldest association football single knockout competition. As in the previous year, 762 clubs were accepted for the competition.
The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down (Levels 5 through 10) in the English football pyramid meant that the competition started with six rounds of preliminary (2) and qualifying (4) knockouts for these non-League teams. The 32 winning teams from Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper, where League teams tiered at Levels 3 and 4 entered the competition.
The draw for the First Round Qualifying was announced on Tuesday, 1 July. Matches in this round were played on the weekend of 12 September 2009, with replays scheduled for no later than 17 September 2009.
The draw for the Second Round Qualifying was announced on 14 September 2009. Matches in this round will be played on the weekend of 26 September 2009 with possible replays scheduled for no later than 30 September 2009.
The Conference National teams will enter at this stage, along with the winners from the third qualifying round. The draw was made on 12 October, and the ties will be played in the week beginning 24 October 2009.