Who must take the course?
The Judges Course is recommended for everyone, but mandatory for only a small subset of all judges.
During the Open, only four groups of people must take the course:
- Affiliate Managers
- In-person judges of Regional-caliber athletes
- Online judges of video submissions
- Judges who want to serve at the Regionals or the Games
Those who have passed the latest edition of the Judges Course are called registered judges. Similar to a CPR certificate, judges must review and re-test their skills regularly. CrossFit requires that judges take and pass the course each year.