Becoming a judge:

  • Prospective Judge:

    Once you have passed the test, you will be a prospective judge. You will gain access to the judge’s forum. You may host “mock” trails, or work under judges at real shows to gain experience.

  • Apprentice Judge:

    Once you have completed all the check list and are ready, you will need to contact a mentor judge and plan your internship. You must intern and PASS at each of these levels of apprenticeship.

    • Intern at a show as a shadow judge. Unofficially score the competitors and show/explain your scoring to the official judge for their sign off. 1 show minimum but may take more depending on proficiency.

    • Intern at a show as an apprentice judge. Officially score the competitors. A mentor judge will score the event also. If your scores are sound they will be used. If there is an issue, or you are unable to score a person, the mentor judge's score will be used. If there are no issues, the mentor judge will sign off. 1 show minimum but may take more depending on proficiency.

    While you are an Apprentice judge, you may still host “mock” trails, or work under judges at real shows to gain experience.

  • Certified Judge:

    Once all of these have been met.... You will be listed as an official certified Judge in that event. You will be able to officiate events, and give titles at your discretion.

    You will also be able to pursue the same process to become a judge in the drive events of your choice.

    You MUST become an SR Judge before becoming a judge in any of the drive events.

  • Mentor Judge:

    If you would like to apply to be a Mentor Judge to be able create more Certified Judges. you must complete these 3 steps.

    • 1 year as a certified judge in good standing.

    • Officiate 5 shows.

    • Receive approval from GRC Dogsports