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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. 


Judges Certification program for 2018-19:

All Certified Judges will be required to register for a Judge Membership and complete the SafeSport Certification. All Regional-Divisional Chief Judges and National Chief Judges will be required to have a Background Screen as well as the Judge Membership and 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 judges@usaclimbing.org. SafeSport Certifications are valid for TWO (2) years after the completion date on the certification. Completing the SafeSport Refresher course will not fulfill this requirement.  Access to the SafeSport modules and completion instructions will be provided within the confirmation email received after registering/renewing your USA Climbing - Judge membership.  If a confirmation email is not received within 15 minutes of registering/renewing your membership, contact documents@usaclimbing.org immediately.

  • Background Screening through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI).  All background screenings are valid for TWO (2) years from the time of submission. Background checks may take up to 10 days to process. As long as a judge submits his/her background check prior to the respective deadline, he/she will be listed as 'pending' until the background check has cleared.​  Access to the SafeSport modules and completion instructions will be provided within the confirmation email received after registering/renewing your USA Climbing - Judge membership.  If a confirmation email is not received within 15 minutes of registering/renewing your membership, contact documents@usaclimbing.org immediately.
  • All Certified judges will be required to register for a Judge Membership (free).

 

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