Judge/Referee Certification

Judging at ISI competitions is done by trained and certified ISI Professional members. All coaches who have students participating in an ISI competition are required to volunteer their time to judge at the event.

In order to become certified to judge at ISI competitions, the Professional must pass at least one level of the ISI Judge Certification. All judges must be at least 16 years old. 

  • The certification tests are offered online.
  • All tests are open book.
  • This exam style is used to test the candidate’s knowledge of maneuver requirements, competition events, event levels, penalties, and knowledge of where to find the correct information in current ISI publications.

Click on the link below for more information and to purchase one of the judge certification tests.
Judge Certification

Referees are vitally important to the success and integrity of the ISI and its events, a certification test has been created to gauge prospective referees’ knowledge of the ISI competition standards and to determine if they are qualified for the position. For more information click on the link below.
Referee Certification Test Application

We have created a new ISI membership classification: Associate Judge. Click on the link below to learn more about this membership and judge certification.
Associate Judge Membership and Certification

FREE Live Webinar for  ISI Professional Members

“Ooops! A mistake by a skater = A penalty by the judging panel”

Get ready for another engaging online webinar with the ISI national referees! The webinar will feature a video montage, from a recent national competition, which shows various mistakes made by skaters and the penalties that were assessed. Participants will be able to join in on a discussion regarding these penalty assessments. A valuable exercise for all coaches and judges is seeing how a skater’s technique and program choreography contribute to the skater’s score and overall outcome.

The session will be offered twice – select the one that is most convenient for your schedule. (Register for one session only. Open to current ISI Professional members.)

Monday, June 5 (10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, Noon CT and 1 p.m. ET)  Register Now

Sunday, June 11 (3 p.m. PT, 4 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. ET)  Register Now

For questions please email Liz Mangelsdorf – liz@skateisi.org