NAHRA Judging Policy – Effective January 1, 2010
Requirements to become a NAHRA judge
- NAHRA member in good standing.
- Pass a NAHRA Judges exam
- Have handled a dog to a qualifying score at any level in NAHRA
Requirements to remain a NAHRA Judge
- Any former NAHRA judge in good standing that has not paid membership dues to NAHRA for two consecutive years or longer shall be required to take and pass the NAHRA judges exam. At such time when the applicant is once again a NAHRA member in good standing and the NAHRA exam has been passed all points acquired prior to absence will be reinstated.
All current judges will be required to attend an approved NAHRA judging seminar every three years starting with the effective date of 01/01/2010. Any judge not fulfilling this requirement will have their judging status removed until such time that they fulfill the judging seminar requirement.
All new judges will be required to attend an approved NAHRA judging seminar within three years of passing the judges exam. Any judge not fulfilling this requirement will have their judging status removed until such time that they fulfill the judging seminar requirement.
After attending one judging seminar a judge may choose to take and pass the NAHRA Judges exam in lieu of attending a judge’s seminar to fulfill the requirement but can not do so more than one time between approved NAHRA judging seminars.
- All new judges taking the Judging exam must review, agree and sign the NAHRA Judges code of conduct and return with their exam.
- Standard NAHRA scoring sheets will be provided via the NARHA website and their use will be encouraged.
- It is encouraged for new judges to apprentice prior to their first judging assignment
- Current judges are encouraged to be accommodating to new judges requesting to apprentice.
At the point that a NAHRA judges accrues 50 and 100 judging points that they will be recognized on the NAHRA website. All current judges must review and agree to the NAHRA Judges code of conduct. Pass NAHRA Judges ExamNAHRA member in good standing.