AHSA Judge Panel Definitions

All AHSA Accredited Judges have passed the approved written and practical assessment, have been certified by The Judge and Officials Committee (or equivalent) and approved by The Board of Directors of AHSA Ltd. Judges are certified for one of the following Panels: National Panel Judge, National Panel Judge (Internationally Qualified), Level Two Judge and Level One Judge.

Level One Judge

“Level One Judge” is a person who has passed the approved entry level Assessment, set by the JOC and approved by the AHSA, and appointed to the AHSA  Level 1 Judges List following recommendation by the JOC and approval by the Board of the AHSA Ltd.  A Level 1 judge is entitled to officiate alone at any recognised show with a show grading of ‘B’ or below which he/she is invited to judge.

Level Two Judge

“Level Two Judge” is a person appointed to the AHSA Level Two Judges List, who has demonstrated sufficient knowledge and experience to be upgraded and fulfilled all requirements as set by the JOC. The judge has been recommended by the JOC and approved by the AHSA Board and is qualified to officiate alone at any recognised show with a grading of ‘A’ or below, with the exception of State Royal Shows, that he/she is invited to judge in Australia.

National Judge

“National Judge” is a person appointed to the AHSA National Panel Judges List, who has fulfilled all the requirements as set by the JOC. Their upgrade has been recommended by the JOC and approved by the AHSA Board. The judge may officiate alone at Shows in Australia irrespective of the grading they are invited to judge.

“National Judge (Internationally Qualified)” is a person who has fulfilled all requirements as set by the JOC for accreditation and proficiency in the use of a score card system and has been recommended bu the JOC and approved by the AHSA Board. The judge may officiate alone at any Show throughout the world that he/she is invited to judge.