Judge’s Certification Program


The next judges certification will be held in the Fall of 2019. The most convenient location to fly into for this course is Raleigh, NC.  Any questions contact Lary at lary@abga.org.

Judge Certification Program

The American Boer Goat Association conducts a judge certification program for individuals that desire to judge for ABGA and the goat industry. The 2½ day program consists of classroom, class placing, oral reasons and a final exam. The program is designed for individuals with prior livestock judging experience and/or strong knowledge of goat production. The program is not a training course due to the nature of the practice placing, oral reasons, final testing, methods and materials covered. Each program is limited to 40 students.

Judges Certification Program Committee
The 2017-2018 Judges Certification Program Committee consists of the following members: Dr. Shelby Armstrong, Kurt Henry, Eddie Holland.

Effective January 1, 2009 all ABGA certified judges must be active ABGA members in order to judge ABGA sanctioned shows or perform inspections.