Become A Judge  >  Testing Overview
  • Various Ratings are available and each have specific eligibility requirements.
  • See Judging Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on the USA Gymnastics website for complete explanation of requirements along with exceptions.
  • Level 4/5 – Entry Level – Compulsory, written test only
  • Level 7/8 – Entry Level – Optional, written and practical (film) tests
  • Level 9 – Must have a Level 7/8 rating for 1 year – Optional, written and practical (film) tests
  • Level 10 – Must have a Level 9 rating for 1 year – Optional, written and practical (film) tests
  • Optional judges are not required to have a Level 4/5 rating but not having both could impact assignments.
  • You may take each part of the exam up to four times in a certification year.
  • The certification year is August 1 to July 30.
  • The written test has 50 multiple choice questions.
  • The practical (film) test has one demo routine and 5 routines to be judged per event.