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From local events to state, National, Continental and World Championships, archery events depend on judges to run smoothly and ensure a level playing field for all archers. The USA Archery Judge Certification Program promotes an international standard of event judging at all levels of competition within USA Archery.

NEW this year, USA Archery is offering an online Judge Certification Course for Level 1, Level 2 Certified and Level 3 National Judges on the USA Archery Education Hub, making it easier than ever to advance your archery career.

To register, find a course that's right for you below. Once registered, members will access the Education Hub in the menu of items in their online Profile within their personal account. After successfully completing a course, certifications will automatically update in your USA Archery Membership Services Account.  For more information on accessing the judge course in the USA Archery Education Hub, check out the FAQ. 

Judge Program FAQ 

USA Archery Judge Courses

Prerequisites

CERTIFICATION TERM: 3 YEARS

Certification Steps

  • After completing the prerequisites, members should log in to the USA Archery Membership Services System (https://usarchery.sport80.com/login)
  • Click Courses
  • Register for the USA Archery Online Level 1 Judge Course
    • The course cost is $40
  • To access and complete the course, please click Access USA Archery Education Hub in the list of items under your Profile in your USA Archery Membership Services Account. Once the course is completed, your Judge Certification will update automatically. 

*If completed for another USA Archery program, it is not necessary to resubmit.
**U.S. Center for SafeSport Training for under 18 will require parental consent

Register for the USA Archery Level 1 Course

Prerequisites

CERTIFICATION TERM: 3 YEARS

Certification Steps

  • After completing the prerequisites, members should log in to the USA Archery Membership Services System (https://usarchery.sport80.com/login)
  • Click Courses
  • Register for the USA Archery Online Level 2 Certified Judge Course
    • The course cost is $50
  • To access and complete the course, please click Access USA Archery Education Hub in the list of items under your Profile in your USA Archery Membership Services Account. Once the course is completed, your Judge Certification will update automatically. 

*If completed for another USA Archery program, it is not necessary to resubmit.
**U.S. Center for SafeSport Training for under 18 will require parental consent

Register for the USA Archery Level 2 Certified Judge Course

Prerequisites

  • Minimum Age: 20
  • USA Archery Membership
  • USA Archery background screening*
  • U.S. Center for SafeSport Training**
  • Must be a Level 2 Certified Judge for two years and completed Judge duty at one USA Archery National-level outdoor tournament, plus one USA Archery Indoor Nationals or Field Nationals prior to application.
  • The Level 3 National Judge Course will be a blended course with an online course component and a practical component. The practical will be held on or before the practice day of the USA Archery Target Nationals each year***.

Certification Steps

  • After completing the prerequisites, members should log in to the USA Archery Membership Services System (https://usarchery.sport80.com/login)
  • Click Courses
  • Register for the USA Archery Online Level 3 National Judge Course
    • The course cost is $75
  • To access and complete the course, please click Access USA Archery Education Hub in the list of items under your Profile in your USA Archery Membership Services Account. Once the course is completed, your Judge Certification will update automatically. 

*If completed for another USA Archery program, it is not necessary to resubmit.
**U.S. Center for SafeSport Training for under 18 will require parental consent
***The cost of the Level 3 National Judge Course Practical will be $50

Please note: the World Archery National Judge Online Course does not satisfy USA Archery Judge Certification Prerequisites

 Register for the USA Archery Level 3 National Judge Course

The title of USA Archery Judge Emeritus is awarded to USA Archery Judge for distinguished judge and official service to USA Archery. Nominations are provided by the Officials and Rules Committee and must be ratified by USA Archery Board of Directors.

USA Archery Judges who wish to officiate Continental events (World Archery Americas – WAA) may apply for Continental Judge candidacy after meeting the following criteria:

  • Current USA Archery National Judge Certification
  • USA Archery Officials & Rules committee endorsement
  • 2 years of judging at national-level events

Certification Steps

  • Submit the World Archery Americas Application for Continental Judge candidacy
  • Participate in a World Archery Americas Continental Judge Seminar
  • Pass the World Archery Americas Continental Judge Exam

WAA Certification seminars are announced via the newsletter.  Stay current on WAA news and Judge information by signing up for the World Archery Americas newsletter here:  [email protected]

Note: USA Archery National Judge certification is required to maintain status as Continental Judge, International Judge Candidate or International Judge.

USA Archery National Judges who wish to officiate World Archery events may apply for candidacy after meeting the following criteria:

  • Current USA Archery National Judge Certification
  • USA Archery Officials & Rules committee endorsement
  • World Archery Americas Continental Judge with requisite years of experience

Certification Steps

  • Submit World Archery Americas Application for International Judge candidacy
  • Participate in a World Archery International Judge Seminar
  • Pass the World Archery Americas International Judge Candidate Exam

WA Certification seminars are announced via the newsletter. Stay current on WA news and judge information by signing up for the World Archery newsletter here:  worldarchery.org

Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email address to “Join the mailing list”.

Note: USA Archery National Judge certification is required to maintain status as Continental Judge, International Judge Candidate or International Judge.

“This is a cool way to give back. Without judges, local programs can’t grow because a lot of clubs don’t have funds to send their kids to tournaments that require travel for their first event experience. So, if they can host tournaments with local judges, they can give kids local opportunities to grow and improve.”

- Hala Skelton, USA Archery Level 2 Certified Judge and Archery Instructor


For more information on Judge Certification programs, contact USA Archery at [email protected] or (719) 866-3451.

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