Judges Eligibility

The process for becoming a judge begins by attending a Lure Coursing seminar taught by an AKC field representative. At the seminar, a Judges Application form will be handed out. It is the responsibility of the applicant to fill out the form as eligibility requirements are completed. Once all requirements have been met, the application form and a signed Judge’s Affirmation form should be mailed to the Performance Events Department, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617. Upon verification of the information provided, the person will receive a judge’s number, their name will appear in the Judges Online Directory on the AKC web site, and they will be approved to judge a licensed Lure Coursing Test or Trial. For information about upcoming Lure Coursing seminars, please see the AKC web site. For additional questions, please contact Patricia Conaway at plc@akc.org.

Current Requirements (4/1/09)

Prior to Apprenticeship  
Minimum Age: 21
Prior to Judging  
Seminar: Yes
Written Test: Yes – score 85%+
Apprenticeship: 20 stakes with a min entry of 4, at a min of two separate trials, under at least 3 different judges.
Sport Experience: 3 years of experience in LCing, inc. experience as a lure operator, field clerk, event secretary, or event chairman.
To Maintain Ability to Judge  
  Prior to Jan. 1, 2011
Seminars: No on-going requirement
Written Test: No on-going requirement
  After Jan. 1, 2011
Seminars: Attend a seminar within 6 yrs. before assignment
  OR
Written Test: Pass test within 6 yrs. before assignment