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The USA Climbing Judges' Committee recognizes four levels of judges and grants certification to the top three levels. Until certification has been granted, anyone who volunteers to help judge at a USA Climbing event will be classified as an Aspirant Route Judge. All Aspirant Route Judges are asked to complete the Aspirant Judge Information Form and agree to the Code of Conduct. Individuals who volunteer at championship events are required to watch the Championship Rules Video for the discipline they will be judging.