Referee Certification Levels
International - IJF
Continental - PJC
National - USA Judo
Regional - USA Judo / Alaska Judo
Local - USA Judo / Alaska Judo
Club - Alaska Judo / Dojo
Referees should start refereeing in their club (dojo) to begin to develop their skills and attending referee clinics to further expand their knowledge. Club referees may referee local tournaments with the approval of the head referee of the tournament, and may take the mat and written examinations to become a local referee.
Requirements to become a certified USA Judo Referee
Current First Aid and CPR certification
Rank of sankyu or high recognized by USA Judo
Passing the mat examination (at least 2 tournaments)
Passing the written referee examination
Familiarity with the Judo contest rules (IJF Sports Organization Rules 2023)
Alaska Judo holds referee clinics from time to time. If you have completed your CPR, First Aid, SafeSport, and Concussion training, and there isn't a clinic schedule please contact us so we can help facilitate organizing a referee clinic.