© 2017 Jeannette Arteca

The highest level is International. International judge (E Dan and higher) requires:

  • Having been a Certified Regional Center with documented experience as Regional Center (log sheet required)

  • Judge at World Championship

  • Pass written test

  • Pass center practical test

Judges' training material for Hyung and Dae Ryun competition.

Judging Certification Process

Why get certified?

  • Professional atmosphere at all Championships

  • Fair and uniform competition

  • It’s fun and you get a chance to meet and work with a variety of people.

  • Duty as black belt

  • Service to your students, studio, region and association

  • Certification as International judge needed for Sah Dan testing

  • Qualities needed for Center/International judge same as qualities needed to be a Master

Certification is open to any Dan member at least 16 years old and who is in good standing with WTSDA. Cho Dan Bo members 16 and above may also be certified, however, they will not be permitted to judge until they become Dan members. 

Certification is valid for five (5) years. Once the certification has expired, a judge will need to go through the process again. If the judge is recertifying as a Center or International judge, a completed log sheet documenting experience is required. If the judge cannot verify that he/she has the requisite required experience as a Center judge and met all other requirements, the process starts again as a Corner. Sah Dan and above are not required to keep a log sheet. For addition information, please check the Frequently Asked Question page.

Corner Judge
Requirements

The first level of certification is the corner judge. Every judge starts as a certified corner judge. Requirements include:

  • Being a Dan member at least 16 years old in good standing with WTSDA

  • Pass written test

  • Pass corner practical test

Judges' training materials for Hyung and Dae Ryun competition.

The next level is the Regional Center. Regional Center requires:

  • Having been a Certified Corner with documented experience of at least 2-3 Championships (log sheet required)

  • Pass written test

  • Pass center practical test

Judges' training materials for Hyung and Dae Ryun competition.

At the present time there are no specific requirements to be a scorekeeper or timekeeper. To be a scorekeeper or timekeeper requires general knowledge of championship rules and the ability to use a calculator and stopwatch as well as follow directions from the judges.

Scorekeeper and timekeeper training material for Hyung and Dae Ryun.

Regional Center Judge
Requirements
International Judge
Requirements
Scorekeeper & Timekeeper
Requirements