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    The AWMA will accept any judge from an AWDF member club who has completed a judge’s program that has been reviewed and approved by the AWDF. Likewise, any IPO judge licensed by an FCI organization who is approved to judge internationally is acceptable. If there is a question about the acceptability of a specific judge, contact the AWMA Director of Judges.

    Once a judge has been identified, it is acceptable to contact that judge to see if they are available to officiate at your trial. The name of the judge should be submitted along with other trial information (location, date, titles to be offered) to your regional director. After approval by the regional director, the request will be forwarded to the AWMA Director of Judges for approval.

    Following approval of the trial and the judge, there are several routes to follow depending on the organization that your judge represents.

    If you have requested an AWMA judge, no further action is required.

    To obtain an international FCI judge, the trial information must be sent to the AWDF Secretary (email is acceptable). Please include contact information for the judge, the country in which the judge is based, and if possible, contact information for that kennel club. The AWDF Secretary will contact the kennel club for authorization. Foreign kennel clubs can often take several months to respond, so please submit your request early.

    To obtain a judge from UScA, information on your trial and a request to use a UScA judge must be sent to the UScA Director of Judges (email is acceptable). This is your responsibility. The UScA DOJ must authorize the use of the judge and your club must then send UScA the required judge fee. Note that this is in addition to the fees that judges charge for officiating at a trial. You do not need to use the UScA trial authorization form and you do not need to contact their regional director prior to sending your request to the UScA DOJ.

    When requesting a DVG judge, all applications and requests must be sent to the LV/DVG America chief of judges. By DVG/Germany rules, no judge can be assigned or accept an assignment to a trial that the application has not gone through the Landesverband chief of judges, whether that's here or in Germany.

    If other club’s judges are being requested, contact that club for their requirements for procuring one of their judges.