ACS Certified Judging Schools

ACS Certified Judging Schools

Registration Information for Scheduled ACS Certified Judging Schools


If you have questions about becoming a judge, updating your accreditation, 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.


Friday, September 16, 2022, Hours:  1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Judges' Re-certification Symposium
Instructors:  Carol Selph and Geary Serpas
Location:  Francis Marion Room, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort
Address:  US Route 17, 14276 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach, SC 29585

Registration Instructions: Send an email to the course instructor, Geary Serpas, with the title “ACS Judges’ Re-accreditation School – ACCS Convention 2022”.
You must list: (1) Name, (2) Phone number, (3) Club/society and (4) email address.
Geary Serpas’ email address is:

To see the complete schedule of events for the Atlantic Coast Camellia Society and hotel information, click the link below:

ACCS Fall Convention 2022 - September 16-18, 2022

Requirements for hosting and/or teaching an ACS Re-accreditation Judging School

Instructors and/or hosts are responsible for verifying judge accreditation candidates have met requirements by verifying that each attendee is an ACS member in good standing and a valid ACS Accredited Judge by referring 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.  (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 Re-accredited Judge

ACS Certified Judging Schools