|NATIONAL COLORBRED ASSOCIATION||
Judge Candidate Requirements:
Judge candidate shall write to the National Colorbred Association president
and request an application to become a judge. The letter is to include:
The applicant is 21 years of age or more.
Has been a member of NCA for three years
Has five years breeding experience with colorbreds (list types bred) and
three years exhibiting (list where, when, scores and placement in show).
NCA president shall review the application. If the candidate qualifies a file shall
be started for the candidate application and all subsequent information required.
The candidate will recieve a letter outlining the steps to be taken and including
requirements for both new and existing judges. Written test is to be taken prior
to apprentice judging or visual test.
The candidate is required to:
1. Maintain NCA membership, payable in the first quarter annually.
2. Secretary a division at a show with an NCA judge presiding. Written
report from presiding judge is to be sent to the NCA president within
two weeks of the show for file.
3. Steward a division at the National. Written report from presiding judge is
to be sent to the NCA president within two weeks of the show for file.
4. Exhibit birds under three different judges within two years. Supply the
president with supporting score sheets for file.
5. Pass written test with a score of at least 75%. Test administered by
president and placed in file.
6. After passing test, the candidate is to apprentice judge three shows under
three different judges. Candidate is to use only the point system and
score without using partial points. A judge may comply with show
managers request to comparison judge but may also supply scores of
top birds and for Breeder of Year credit. Written report from each
presiding judge is to be sent to the NCA president within two weeks
of the show for file.
7. Candidate is to take the visual test at the National. This will include
scoring of up to 15 colorbreds. Examiner to make written report to the
NCA president within two weeks for file.
8. Status reports to the candidate may be appropriate during the qualifica-
tion process. Upon completition of the above activities the president will
present candidate's file to the Executive Board. They will vote on whether
the candidate has qualified to be a judge. The candidate will be promptly
notified by the President in writing as to the outcome of this vote.
1. The judge must be a member in good standing with the National Colorbred
Association Dues are to be paid in full during the first quarter annually.
2. Judge is to buy a minimum of 25 bands annually. NCA or equivalent.
3. Judge is to actively breed and exhibit colorbreds. Suggested minimum is
two shows in a two year period. Documentation is sent to the president.
4. Judge is to use only the point system and score without using partial points.
A judge may comply with show managers request to comparison judge but
may also supply scores of top birds and for Breeder of Year credit.
5. Any written comment received relative to the performance of a judge may
be shared with the judge and kept in their file with appropriate notations.
6. Judge is to attend workshops offered by NCA a minimum of once every
three years. It is recommended that these sessions be closed door and
hands on to maximize the benefit to the participants. Attandance is to be
taken by the presiding officer.
7 Presiding judges may conduct clinics at any show where three judges are
present and want such a clinic. Judge is to write report including role call
and minutes of the clinic to the president within two weeks.
8. A judge must write reports as required and submit reports within two weeks.
A judge must respond to all inquiries from the president promptly. A judge
must adhere to the judge rules and standards.
9. A judge may request inactive status for a period not to exceed three years.
Dues must be paid during this period. The judge is removed from the list.
To return to active status a written request is made to the president.
Arrangements will be made for the judge to apprentice under a certain
judge. The presiding judge is then to write a letter for or against reinstating
the inactive judge. The Executive Board will review the judge's file and
vote on reinstatement. Decision is to be in writing. The president is to
promptly notify the judge of the decision in writiing.
10. When a present judge has failed to conform to significant requirements their
position of judge may be in jeopardy. The president shall write such a judge
and clearly state the problem and indicate what corrective action is required.
An effort will be made to assist the individual in meeting the requirements.
In the event of a negative outcome, findings must be in a written report and
the judge's file shared with the Executive Board. They are to vote on the
status of the judge. Decision is to be in writing. The president is to promptly
notify the judge of the decision in writing.
12. A judge who has achieved twenty years as an NCA judge shall have
attained tenure and shall remain certified as long as their dues are paid
and bands are purchased. Noted "TENURED" on list.
13. Both AOB and COM judges may be included in the list without adherence
to the rules listed above as long as the Executive Board approves them
on an annual basis. Noted "HONORARY" on list.
This site was last updated 07/17/08