The ISA Judging & Officiating Development Program is a comprehensive educational program that has been identified by leading sporting organizations as the worlds’ best educational practice in the development of quality accredited surfing officials.
This Program is the result of 15 years of research and development, and is designed to compliment all ISA Development Programs for the benefit of all ISA member nations.
The number of countries who partner with the ISA in worldwide judging development continues to grow as many National Governing Bodies (NGBs) come to realize the importance of the parallel development of the Judges and Officials for the sport.
The ISA Judging Course and registration fees are budgeted to provide a financial return to all NGB’s involved in preparation, administration and delivery of the program. Ongoing consultancy support is available to initiate and develop the programs upon request.
ISA JUDGING AND OFFICIATING ACCREDITATION COURSES
The ISA is committed to the continued success of surfing as a sport worldwide and recognizes the need for a standardized accreditation course for sport officials. The quality and credibility of every competition hinges on the education of our officials. A globally standardized education program for Judges ensures that the athletes receive identical feedback on their performance regardless of the place of competition.
To become an accredited ISA Level 1 Judge, you need to successfully complete the 2 Day ISA Judge Course.
To become an accredited ISA Level 2 Judge, you must complete a minimum of 20 hours of practical judging under the supervision of a Head Judge and have the Head Judge sign off on these hours on your Diary Sheet.
To become an accredited ISA Level 3 Judge, you must complete a minimum of 100 hours of practical judging under the supervision of a Head Judge and have the Head Judge sign off on these hours on your Diary Sheet.
To maintain your accreditation, you must renew your accreditation annually with the ISA and maintain your judging hours.