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Advanced Judges Certification (Category 1)

Course Description

This is the last in a series of courses for National Judging Certification. The course is designed to train judges to evaluate the highest level of competitive Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline. Upon successful completion of each discipline specific course, judges will be certified with a Category 1 rating. Category 1 judges are permitted to judge in all positions, at all levels within the United States, in the discipline tested.

Each course consists of a lecture session covering the FIG Code of Points, Code of Points U.S. Elite T&T Special Requirements, T&T Rules and Policies, new rules pertaining to the Development Code of Points & Guide to Judging, clarifications and a practice judging session.

The exams consist of a closed book written exam, and an onsite practical exam that features execution, writing shorthand for difficulty in real time, calculation of routine difficulty values, as well as being able to recognize and apply the calls that the Execution Judge, the Difficulty Judge, and the Chair of the Judges Panel make. All parts of the exam will be timed, including 45 minutes allowed at the end of the course to finish. Individuals must attend the course and pass the written exam and all sections of the practical exams with 80% accuracy.

Requirements to participate in the Category 1 Judges Course:
  1. Have a previous Category 2 rating with experience judging a minimum of 2 assignments.
  2. Online registration and payment, or onsite registration, payment plus late fee.
  3. FIG Code of Points
  4. Code of Points U.S. Elite T&T Special Requirements
  5. Development Program Code of Points & Guide to Judging
  6. T&T Rules and Policies (online access)
Participants must have an advanced knowledge of all documents listed above and must be able to make appropriate calls based upon this knowledge. Participants are required to recognize and independently write shorthand for elements in real time, as well as calculating the difficulty for elements and routines performed at the elite level.

How to best prepare for the Category 1 exam: Category 1: Preparation for advanced judges


  • $45 each discipline course for USA Gymnastics Members and Non-Member (age 15 or older)
  • There is an additional $5 fee for registering onsite.

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