ACS Certified Judging Schools

ACS Certified Judging Schools

Registration Information for Scheduled ACS Certified Judging Schools

Class Schedule

Registration Instructions:  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.

Sunday, December 12, 2021, Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Novice/Judge Re-certification Symposium
Instructor:  Mr. Patrick Andrews
Online Instruction by Zoom (Emailed notification and links to join Zoom sesson will be sent to participants in advance of the class time, usually within a 24-hour period)
Registration Instructions:  Send Email to .  Deadline to register:  December 10 by 12:00 midnight. EST
with the following information:  (1) Name; (2) Phone Number; (3) Camellia Club/Society Affiliation; and (4) Current Judge Status or Desires Novice Training and (5) Email Address


Saturday, January 8, 2022, Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Judge Re-accreditation Symposium (Re-accreditation only)
Instructor:  Dr. Bradford King
Location:  Descanso Gardens, Birch Classroom
Address:  1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA  91011
Lunch:  Bring your own lunch and beverage (30-min break)
Registration Instructions:  Send Email to
with the following information:  (1) Name; (2) Phone Number; (3) Camellia Club/Society Affiliation; and (4) Current Judge Expiration Date/Status, and (5) Email Address
(Due to the LA County regulations, please wear a mask and practice social distancing during the training)


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