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Judging Seminar, Judge's Exam and Judge's ConEd
The name of the
hands-on testing session for judge candidates is the Judging Exam (JE).
The next JE will be held during the 2016 NPGA National Convention
NC. Anyone who wants to learn
more about how pygmy goats are judged may attend to observe and help
handle goats. Candidates for
judging licenses must (1) be NPGA members in good standing; (2) be at
least 18 years old; and (3) be on time for and attend both days of the
JE. All candidates to take
the training and test classes at the JE must have taken and passed the
written test and pre-register with the current JTC chair on or before
May 2, 2016. A minimum
amount of 4 judge candidates must have met the requirements set forth in
10.B.1 (Rules & Regs.) in order to facilitate the clinic/exam. If
the minimum of 4 is not met, the clinic/exam will not be held.
The written test includes
true-and-false, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple choice questions.
To be a candidate, you must take the written test on or before
March 24, 2016 and have
passed the written test on or before
April 23, 2016. You
need to arrange a time and place with a licensed NPGA judge or current
NPGA Director to proctor your written test.
Then contact (JTC Chair) immediately so (he/she) will have time to
mail your test to that judge/director.
When you have taken the written test, the judge/NPGA director will
mail it back to (JTC Chair) for grading and she/he will notify you of your
score. If necessary, you can
retake the written test no less than 10 days apart.
written test and the JE test classes are based on the information provided
in the Judging Manual (revised January 2014) Rules & Regs., and
Current Show Rules. The manual is available from NPGA Merchandising for
$10 plus shipping charges. There
is a merchandise order form at the back of this MEMO
or you can order the handbook on the NPGA website at:
(use the Shop NPGA). Observers/auditors
will not be tested, but will learn more if they have also studied this
manual before they attend the JE.
Test $50/each time taken
Candidates Judging Clinic $100
Test for judge candidates $200
of Candidates Judging Clinic $100
Clinic $100 Saturday June 25 & Sunday June 26 Judge
candidates are required to complete the official two-day NPGA Judging
Clinic immediately prior to taking the Judging Exam. Each day will start
at 8:00 AM Those NPGA members auditing will be with this group but will
not participate in any practice test classes.
Test $200 Monday, June 27 The
day will start at 8:00 AM with registration for candidates. The first
test class for candidates will follow the registration process as well
as a brief explanation of the testing process. Breaks and lunch will be
announced during the day.
Test Day Two Tuesday, June 28 The starting time for the rest
of the test classes will be provided on the first day.
Judging licenses will be presented to qualified candidates at
the end of the testing process.
start at 8 AM
AM candidates/JTC /Handlers Meeting In show ring bleachers.
general overall schedule for the 2 days will be adjusted as
all testing is completed on Monday, those candidates passing will be
awarded their certificates.
AM until Released by Coordinator ConEd for Judges
Judges will sign the Judges sign-in sheet.
there for ConEd will meet in separate area set up for that purpose.
taking the ConEd are required to be on time and attend for the entire
session to get credit.
will be given a 1 hour lunch break by the clinician at a time
groups, hands on work with goats will be part of the ConEd.
on a full day for those judges attending and participating in the
8 [?] AM until done if Testing was not completed Monday
Test Class(es) 8 AM until lunch
AM candidates/JTC/Handlers Meeting In show ring bleachers
general overall schedule for the day of testing if needed.
- license New Judges
and double-check final scores and determine Candidates who passed.
and sign judging licenses for new Judges.
licenses to new Judges.
JTC Chair will meet with all Candidates individually and gives them their
scores. JTC Chair and members meet with the new Judges to answer
questions and offer future guidance.
Questions contact current JTC Chair Linda Colville at 541-331-2257 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convention Ad on the NPGA website for other information pertaining to 2016
NPGA Convention in Shelby, NC
JE questions, contact current Judges Training Committee chairperson at
phone number, email address, listed on NPGA website or in MEMO. Until
January 2016, JTC interim chair is Linda Colville 541-331-2257 or
the 2016 Convention ad in MEMO
or on the NPGA website for information about accommodations or showground