Pay for Judge's Test
If this is your first time taking the Judges test, you may
register for the judge's test on the EXCA Shopping Cart:
- Judges are required to successfully complete the Judge’s Certification test
- Each applicant shall take the test online.
- The fee to take the 2016 test is $35.00.
- The fee for existing judges to
retake the test
- Once we receive your fee, and you are ready to
take the test, notify
Frank Turben at
email@example.com or 602.531.3383.
Then the test will be set up & you will have 45 minutes to take the test.
- A score of 90% or higher is required for EXCA Judge’s Certification.
- The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results.
- Upon successful completion of the test, the Judge will receive his/her Judge’s Card and a copy of the
6th Edition EXCA Rulebook.
If you fail the test, you
may re-take the test for a fee of $20.00. If you fail a second time, you
must wait 60 days to take the test again.
The test will be scored
and the applicant will receive notification of the test results.
If you are retaking the
Judge's Test, fill out this form All judges must be current members.
Judge's Move Up Criteria
Level 1 represents
an entry level opportunity to obtain a judges card that
allows you to judge official EXCA contests. Approval
requires successful completion of the Judges exam and
ongoing EXCA membership. Level 1 judges are not restricted
to the size or type of EXCA shows they are allowed to
judge. NAB members will be encouraged to observe and report
on the performance of these judges; negative reports could
result in directives to take specific actions
(education/scribing with experienced judge/other conditions)
before accepting another EXCA judging assignment. EXCA
strongly encourages Level 1 judges to scribe for Level 3-5
judges at every opportunity to help refine their skills.
Level 2 indicates
the cardholder has successfully attained a recognized level
of actual EXCA experience through a combination of actual
judging assignments, official EXCA Judges seminars, and
successful completion of the level 2 exam. Level 1 judges
may apply for advancement to Level 2 once they complete one
of two tracks: Judge 10 official EXCA shows (or judge a
minimum of 5 shows and scribe 5 or more times for a level
3-5 judge) OR judge a minimum of 2 EXCA shows and attend
(i.e. successfully pass practical and written testing
elements) an approved EXCA Judges seminar. In either case,
the candidate must also pass the Level 2 exam. A onetime
"application for advancement fee" will be assessed.
Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the
applicant is not yet ready for advancement.
Level 3 is
reserved for judges demonstrating an advanced level of
expertise and experience desired for officiating major EXCA
contests - such as Regional and State Championships. Level
3 judges would also be expected to be able to help mentor
upcoming judges on both correct interpretation of the rules
and unique situations. Judges may apply for advancement to
level three once they have successfully completed one of two
tracks : Judge 15 official EXCA shows (including 3 State or
Regional Championships) and passing the level 3 judges exam
OR judge a minimum of 7 EXCA shows and attend (successfully
pass practical and written testing) an EXCA NATIONAL
Advanced Judges seminar. A onetime "application for
advancement fee" will be assessed. Additional work may be
required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet
ready for advancement.
Level 4: this
level is reserved for those individuals who have
demonstrated a high level of success and recognition through
both the number of shows officiated and the breadth and
depth of their EXCA judging activities over an extended
period of time. To be considered for elevation to this
level, candidates should have judged major shows (World,
National and Regional Championships; large state fairs;
other shows considered to be elite events for EXCA) in at
least 4 different regions of EXCA. They should also have
successfully attended an EXCA National Advanced Judges
seminar. Level 4 judges are expected to be able to mentor
level 3 and lower judges on all aspects of EXCA rules and
interpretations. A onetime "application for advancement
fee" will apply.
Level 5: this
level is reserved for a very limited number of individuals
whose exceptional EXCA judging achievements, expertise and
contributions makes them worthy of this "EXTREME"
recognition - the true pinnacle of recognition for elite
EXCA judges. There is no application process or numerical
criteria for this level; it is awarded strictly at the
discretion of Judge’s Criteria Committee.
Major Rules in 2017
EXCA is announcing a new International Championship
Series. A current EXCA Affiliated Club in each country
or province can apply to host one of these events. EXCA
will provide one buckle for the Overall winner of each
event. There must be a minimum of 10 current EXCA
members competing in the event to qualify.
Novice Move Ups:
At the end of the competition year, a decision will be
made by the Executive Board as to whether or not to move
a competitor out of the Novice Division. The Executive
Board will make this statistical determination based on
how many times a Novice has won their division and the
number of competitors that were in the Novice division
at each race. A rider who has been moved out of the
Novice Division may petition the Executive Board to
remain in the Novice Division.
the end of the competition year, a decision will be made
by the Executive Board as to whether or not to move a
competitor out of the Intermediate Division. The
Executive Board will make this statistical determination
based on how many times an Intermediate has won their
division and the number of competitors that were in the
Intermediate division at each race. A rider who has
been moved out of the Intermediate Division may petition
the Executive Board to remain in the Intermediate
Division. An Intermediate rider may not ride “down”
into a lower division.
For questions, email or call Frank Turben: