Created: 21 October 2015

2018 - 2019 Updated Judges Perquisites

IMPORTANT NOTICE - You must be cleared on all two of the compliance requirements listed below (SafesSport & NCSI Background Check) in order to sign up for a clinic or online recertification.   This process may take up to four weeks to complete in some cases.  Please do not hesitate to sign up.


Federal law now requires that adults who have frequent contact with or are in positions of authority over athletes must receive consistent education on prevention and reporting. While USASA has always required SafeSport we must now ensure compliance every year under these new guidelines. Each year will alternate between a long course and a shortened version. This process takes a few hours to complete and is valuable information. We want to be sure you give this education the time it deserves and plan accordingly when purchasing your membership. You will be prompted once you begin your registration process.

NCSI Background Check

As always USASA will continue to require background checks for all Coaches, Officials and Judges. We will now administer background checks every other year. Background checks can take a minimum of 4 business days or in some case four weeks to complete! Please sign up early to make sure the you leave time to be cleared well before the first USASA events. You will be prompted once you begin your registration process.


Judge Clinics are available to our Regional Series Directors who are looking to increase their pool of USASA Certified Judges for Freestyle/Judged Events. There is currently no online recertification program for judges, as criteria changes quite frequently. USASA Judges must be 18 years old. Should you require further information, please reach out to your Series Director.

Certification and Clinic Registration

Current registration for USASA Judge Clinics is done by first communicating with your Series Director your interest in becoming a judge.  You must be an approved candidate by your Series Director before you are able to register for a USASA Judge Clinic.

Series Directors and/or you, upon approval by your Series Director, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration of any USASA Judge Clinic.

Certification Level Expiration

Judge Levels begin at Level C and move to Level B, then Level A, upon successfully passing each Level clinic.

  • Level C Judge Certification is good for 1 year, then a new clinic must be attended.  
  • Level B Judge Certification is good for 2 years, then a new clinic must be attended.
  • Level A Judge Certification is good for 3 years, then a new clinic must be attended, or a higher level IJS/USSA clinic attended.
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