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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. 

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.

  • Upon completion of the 90-minute SafeSport Online Training Program you will receive a SafeSport Training Certificate. Save and e-mail it to: judges@usaclimbing.org. SafeSport Certifications are valid for TWO (2) USA Climbing seasons.  Completing the SafeSport Refresher course will not fulfill this requirement.
  • All Certified judges will be required to register for a Judge Membership (free).


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