The Judges Committee was formed to support and advance the development of judging at all USA Climbing sanctioned competitions. The Committee’s activities specifically include the ongoing development and implementation of the Judges Certification Program, with the intention of increasing the number of trained and certified judges for all championship and local level competitions.
Important additions to the Judges Certification program for 2017-18:
Starting with the 2017-18 USA Climbing season, all Certified Judges will be required to register for a Judge Membership and complete the SafeSport Certification.
SafeSport Online Training Certificate. Judges will need to complete all three SafeSport Online learning modules/activities before they are considered SafeSport certified by USA Climbing and the U.S Center for SafeSport. A certificate is offered upon the completion of each of the three modules/activities, then, one final certificate is offered noting your completion of the entire course. *Note- USA Climbing only needs the final certification, stating 'SafeSport Trained is Issued'. Upon completion of the entire program, save and submit the final certificate only, to email@example.com. SafeSport Certifications are valid for TWO (2) USA Climbing seasons. Completing the SafeSport Refresher course will not fulfill this requirement. Click here to access the SafeSport onboarding link designated for members of USA Climbing. Select USA Climbing as the Organization and enter Access Code: LDV5-MAI9-19TY-S19D If you experience any problems with the onboarding link, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office for assistance. Please do not contact the U.S. Center for SafeSport- they are currently inundated with work and we can likely help!
- All Certified judges will be required to register for a Judge Membership (free).