Judge/Referee Certification

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

To become certified to judge at ISI competitions, the Professional must pass at least one level of the ISI Judge Certification. All ISI Professional members and judges must be at least 18 years old. 

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


Update Test, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Synchronized Judge Certification
Click on the link below for more information and to purchase one of the judge certification tests.
Judge Certification


Referee 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


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