- Be an ARBA member for at least 5 consecutive years prior to filing for application.
- Hold a registrar's license for at least two years and have registered at least 35 rabbits if applying for a rabbit judge's license.
- File an application with the ARBA secretary, including an application fee. Application must be signed by at least 20 ARBA adult members.
- Complete examination, both written and oral, as soon as possible after making application. The examination must be taken and passed prior to officially assisting a judge at any show. No credit will be given to any show worked prior to examination.
- Your ARBA district director makes all arrangements for the examination. The applicant must pass the oral exam with a minimum grade of 70%, and the written exam with a minimum grade of 80%.
- If the applicant does not pass, he/she may contact the ARBA Secretary via telephone to review the questions missed. Another examination may be requested after a 6 month waiting period but before a period of 12 months has elapsed. A re-testing fee is required.
- Assist at 8 all breed shows under licensed judges if applying for an all breed license and secure the endorsement of at least 6 of those judges. Assist in the judging of the desired breed under licensed judges at 3 shows if applying for a specialty license and secure the endorsement of at least 2 of those judges. The specified number of shows are in addition to those worked while qualifying for a registrar's license. Applicant must assist with the placement of awards in at least 1 class in each breed worked.
- Secure permission from the show superintendent and the judge with whom applicant will be working, prior to the show. Applicant cannot work a breed in which he/she is an exhibitor. Applicant cannot work at an ARBA convention show. Applicant can assist at only one show each calendar day for official credit.
- The examination must be passed and the required number of shows worked and passed within a 3 year period from the date of application.
- All licensed judges must attend an ARBA judge's conference at least once every 5 years. An annual review test must be completed and passed, if required.
- A judge must hold a registrar's license and keep it valid.
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