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Referee Testing and Evaluation Site

The tournament will be a testing and evaluation site for promotion to regional and national referee status.

Local referees welcome only if testing for promotion to regional referee.? Please tell us in advance what you hope to test for.


CLINIC: Referee and Coach Workshop/Clinic AND written tests for referee candidates will be held on Saturday, November 9th starting at 2pm.

The address is Menlo-Atherton High School, in the old Dance Studio next to Ayers Gymnasium, 555 Middlefield Road Atherton CA. ?Test takers should plan on being available for the test after the clinic concludes. We will offer distinct written tests for national vs. regional referee candidates. Unless excused by the Chief Referee, Clinic attendance is mandatory for any current National referees being evaluated and in all cases for candidates testing at any level.

ATTIRE: Attire for both clinic and tournament is the National referee uniform for all senior referees and National test candidates.? Regional test candidates should wear dark gray slacks with white polo shirts and black socks.

RADIOS: Please bring your radios and earpieces; in case you need to purchase any, the host organization recommends:



Earpieces will also be on sale and a FEW radios will be available for a cash deposit.

FEES: Online discounted registration of $20 up to November 4th, 2019$30 on or after 11/5/2019 and for walk-ins.  Walk-ins should write checks to CENCO

Regional Referee candidates will pay an additional $15 to CENCO to take the Regional Referee test.

National Referee candidates will pay an additional $30 examination fee.? Successful National candidates will also pay a $20 registration fee for USA Judo to process their promotion. Make these checks payable to USJI.

REQUIREMENTS:? National referee candidates must provide copies of the following documentation; no originals please.

?        Digital 2"x2" high resolution photo (2 megapixel or better), against a plain background, wearing your black referee jacket and tie, which you will email to the people listed below.

?        Copy of proof of age and US citizenship/permanent residence. Passport or birth certificate are acceptable; driver's license is not.

?        Copy of Dan Rank proof (Rank certificate or Rank validated USA Judo/USJI card).

?        Copy of dated Regional Referee Certificate.

?        Proof of USA Judo membership (current USA Judo/USJI card or Life Membership).

?        Background investigation results on file or download and submit background form to get it started. You can ask the USJF office to share with USA Judo the one they did for any dan promotion. The referee commission doesn't want the results, they want it on file with USA Judo.

?        Examination and promotion fees; see below.

?        Notify the following people of your intention to be tested:

o   For National candidates only:

?  Mr. Ralph Palmer:

o   For all candidates, please indicating what level you are testing for:

?  Max Rayner: 

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