ACS Certified Judging Schools

ACS Certified Judging Schools

Registration Information for Scheduled ACS Certified Judging Schools

Class Schedule

Sunday, December 6, 2020
Northshore Camellia Club's Novice and Judge Re-accreditation Class
(Social distancing and masks will be required.)

Instructors:  James G. Campbell and Hunter Charbonnet
Location:  Riverwood Club House, 114 Marilyn Drive, Covington, LA  70433
Time:  To be determined.
Registration Instructions:  Contact James Campbell by sending an email to  Deadline to register is November 27, 2020.

Novice participants will start class in the morning and attend the entire class; Judges attending for reaccreditation will join the class in the afternoon.  Specific class schedule is forthcoming soon.

  • Be sure to bring $10 Novice Processing Fee to class if training for novice status.
  • Review the requirements for novice judgeaccreditation and recertification in the ACS Judge Program below.

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Live Zoom Novice and Judge Reaccreditation Class
Instructor:  Patrick Andrews
Time:  11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time)

Registration Instructions:  Contact Lorie Huff by sending an email to  Register by December 8, 2020, in order to receive your copy of the American Camellia Society Camellia Show Rules and Regulations Booklet for judging shows in the mail.  Participants will receive an invitation and instructions by email on joining the scheduled Zoom Class online.  You must have access to the Internet and a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any other device that can access the Internet with speakers or headphones and, if possible, camera access.

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.

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