Becoming a Judge
To become a judge, you must take a written test at the compulsory level and a written test as well as a film test for the optional levels. It is recommended that you first test at the compulsory level before testing at the optional level.
In order to test, you must have a USAG professional membership. You may register online through the USAG website. In order to obtain a professional membership, you must meet and complete the following requirements:
1. Be at least 18 years old.
2. USA Gymnastics Safety Certification (must re-certify every 4 years) – additional fee
3. Background check (must complete screening process every 2 years) – additional fee required
4. Safe Sport Course (must complete designated safe sport course every year)
Testing dates are listed on the USAG Website. If it is the first time you are taking a test for a specific level, choose Form A-1 when prompted. There is no on-site registration allowed.
Preparing for the Test
If you are planning to take the entry-level compulsory test, purchase the Women’s JO Compulsory Book..
If you are planning to take the entry-level Optionals test, purchase the Women’s JO Code of Points
Start my memorizing all of the general deductions and specific deductions and elements pertaining to that level.
In order to judge the compulsory levels, you must score at least a 70% on the written exam. To be able to judge entry-level optionals, you must score at least a 70% on the written as well as the film portion of the test.
Check out the Study Aid tab where you can find some additional resources to help you pass the test!