Revalidation

British Judo puts learning at the heart of its referee education programme and has put in place a system that encourages referees to grow and develop their knowledge and skills.

Referees can be active (working in a refereeing team allocated to a mat for a whole event only, unless they are under 18 and working in a shift at a Level 1 or 2 event) a range of different British Judo licensed events, competitions or Dan Gradings to revalidate their award.

Referees are revalidated on a 2 year cycle on 1st January each calendar year. If revalidation requirements are not met within the 2 year period, the referee will invalidated to referee at national events and not be allowed to officiate as a tutor, assessor or examiner at any level.

British Judo will automatically revalidate referees once if they have fulfilled the revalidation criteria at the end of their revalidation period.

Further details on referee revalidation can be found in the resources section.

Revalidation for Club Referees

Club Referees are expected to referee at a minimum of 4 events during the revalidation period.

Although, Continual Professional Development (CPD) is encouraged for Club Referees it is not mandatory.

Revalidation for Area Referees

Area Referees are expected to referee at a minimum of 5 events during the revalidation period. This must include at least 2 events with Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza.

Although, Continual Professional Development (CPD) is encouraged for Area Referees it is not mandatory.

Revalidation for National C Referees

National C Referees are expected to referee at a minimum of six events during the revalidation period. This must include at least three events with Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza.

As a minimum National C Referees are required to attend one licensed referee module. This may be a referee education module at National C Referee level of above or the contest rules for coaches.

Revalidation for National B Referees

National B Referees are expected to referee at a minimum of eight events during the revalidation period. This must include at least four events with Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza and four events of at least Level 3 (the same four events may apply to both criteria).

As a minimum National B Referees are required to attend one National Referee Seminar.

Revalidation for National A Referees

National A Referees are expected to referee at a minimum of 10 events during the revalidation period. This must include at least four events with Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza and four events of at least Level 3 (the same four events may apply to both criteria), plus one Level 4 event.

As a minimum National A Referees are required to attend one National Referee Seminar.

Revalidation for Senior National Referees

Senior National Referees are expected to referee at a minimum of 10 events during the revalidation period. This must include at least four events with Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza and four events of at least Level 3 (the same four events may apply to both criteria), plus one Level 4 event.

As a minimum Senior National Referees are required to attend one National Referee Seminar.

Revalidation for IJF Continental and International Referees

Revalidation for IJF Continental Referee and IJF International Referee awards is controlled by the EJU and IJF. Referees with these awards should contact the EJU and IJF to see what revalidation requirements they have.