ACS Certified Judging Schools

ACS Certified Judging Schools

Registration Information for Scheduled ACS Certified Judging Schools

Class Schedule

Plans to hold a Zoom-supported class for reaccreditation with the option of attendance on a weekday or weekend has been arranged.  The Instructor, ACS Vice-President Patrick Andrews of Ocala, Florida, will provide visual training support through Zoom, an online chat service through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations.  These classes are offered to those whose judge certification will expire at the end of 2020; however, others interested in joining the class for re-certification are welcome to do so.  The class will last no more than 2 hours and is offered on these optional dates:

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

If you wish to participate, please email providing which date you can virtually attend. You will need to have Internet services via a home computer workstation, laptop or handheld device, such as a tablet or smart phone.  Zoom is very user friendly; anyone can use it.  You will receive an email invitation to the class on the scheduled date with instruction on how to join in.
A Zoom novice class is also in the works and will be offered at a later date.  We will share this information on a novice class once it is scheduled.

If you have questions about becoming a judge, updating your accreditation, or are interested in scheduling an ACS Certified Judging School, please call Lorie Huff at  (877) 422-6355 or send an email with details to Lorie Huff.

Requirements for hosting and/or teaching an ACS Re-accreditation Judging School

Instructors and/or hosts are responsible for verifying judge accreditation candidates have met requirements by verifying that each attendee is an ACS member in good standing and a valid ACS Accredited Judge by referring to the Active Judge Listing, which is updated weekly. To schedule an ACS Certified Judging School, please send an email to ACS with the date, time, location, instructor name and registration instructions to ACS when a class is scheduled. Contact Lorie Huff with any questions at (877) 422-6355.

 Requirements for Becoming a Novice Judge

Requirements for Becoming an Accredited Judge

  • Applicant must be an American Camellia Society member in good standing.  (Click Here to Join the American Camellia Society or Renew Your Membership)

  • Applicant must also have served as a Novice Judge in at least six (6) ACS Cooperative Shows over a two (2) to five (5) year period.

  • Applicant must attend an ACS Accredited Judging School and complete the written exam thereof.

  • List six shows in which you served as a Novice Judge and the name of one Accredited Judge on each judging team who judged with you in each show and who can certify to your competence as a judge.

  • Each Accredited Judge is required to attend an ACS Judging School/Judges’ Symposium every 5 years.

Requirements for Becoming a Re-accredited Judge

ACS Certified Judging Schools