ACS Certified Judging Schools

ACS Certified Judging Schools

Registration Information for Scheduled ACS Certified Judging Schools

Class Schedule

Saturday, January 4, 2020, Time TBA
Southern California Novice Judge Class and Judge Re-accreditation School
Location: Descanso Gardens
Address: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada-Flintridge CA 91011
Instructor: Bradford King
Registration Instructions:  Call Bradford King at (626) 353-9219
  • Bring $10 Novice processing fee to class.
  • Bring $7.00 for lunch.
  • There is no cost for the program.
Please review the requirements for novice judge and for accreditation and recertification in the ACS judge program below.

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Judge's Symposium and Northern California Camellia Council Mini Show
Instructor:  Don Bergamini
Location:   Sacramento Elks Lodge #6
Address: 6446 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 9583
Registration Instructions:  Call Don Bergamini (925) 229-0775, Julie Viera (916) 371-2174, Don Lesmeister (916) 967-8420
  • Blooms will be brought to the class for live examination of the different types and forms and for Mini Show
  • Bring $10 Novice Processing Fee to class
  • All participants bring $5.00
Please review the requirements for novice judge and for accreditation and recertification in the ACS judge program below.


If you have questions about becoming a judge, updating your accredation, or are interested in scheduling an ACS Certified Judging School, please call Lorie Huff at  (877) 422-6355 or send an email with details to Lorie Huff.

Requirements for hosting and/or teaching an ACS Reacccredation Judging School

Instructors and/or hosts are responsible for verifying judge accredation candidates have met requirements by verifying that each attendee is an ACS member in good standing and a valid ACS Accredited Judge by refering to the Active Judge Listing, which is updated weekly. To schedule an ACS Certified Judging School, please send an email to ACS with the date, time, location, instructor name and registration instructions to ACS when a class is scheduled. Contact Lorie Huff with any questions at (877) 422-6355.

 Requirements for Becoming a Novice Judge

Requirements for Becoming an Accredited Judge

  • Applicant must be an American Camellia Society member in good standing to qualify for nomination as an accredited judge.  (Click Here to Join the American Camellia Society or Renew Your Membership)

  • Applicant must also have served as a Novice Judge in at least six (6) ACS Cooperative Shows over a two (2) to five (5) year period.

  • Applicant must attend an ACS Accredited Judging School and complete the written exam thereof.

  • List six shows in which you served as a Novice Judge and the name of one Accredited Judge on each judging team who judged with you in each show and who can certify to your competence as a judge.

  • Each Accredited Judge is required to attend an ACS Judging School/Judges’ Symposium every 5 years.

Requirements for Becoming a Reaccredited Judge

ACS Certified Judging Schools