Becoming a judge

Have you ever thought about becoming a gymnastics judge? Active and retired gymnasts, parents,  coaches and anyone passionate about the sport are all encouraged to get involved as a Gymnastics BC judge.

Interest in gymnastics continues to grow every year and judges are needed for invitational meets, trial competitions and the Gymnastics BC Championships.

Judges can progress from beginning levels to national to FIG (international) levels. There is also the opportunity to join Team BC at Western and Canadian events. Judges at the FIG level may represent Canada at international events.

Requirements of a judge

To become a judge you must be a least 15 years of age, take a certification course, pass the written exam and take part in shadow judging.

How to get started

1.    Register with Gymnastics BC

All judges must be registered with Gymnastics BC to take part in association sanctioned competitions and courses. If you are already registered with one of our full member clubs as an athlete or coach, you are covered, just ask them to update your registration to include judging. Otherwise, complete the independent member registration form available online and submit with your registration fee.

2.    Choose your discipline

You can choose from women’s artistic gymnastics, men’s artistic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics.

3.    Choose the course

Gymnastics BC offers annual judging courses. Beginner courses are generally held in the late summer and throughout the fall. Check our calendar for a complete listing of courses.

4.    Complete the course

In most cases, the course will require some pre-course reading, attending the course and writing the exam.

Each discipline has detailed requirements. See the judge’s handbooks for more details on becoming a judge.


Andrée Montreuil, Technical Director , 604-333-3491,

For Courses:  604-333-3495,