Preconditions
forthe activity
as judge’s pupil

 

Activity as a
judge’s pupil

 

 

 

 

Preconditions for the activity as judge’s pupil

 

 
1. Breeding experience

The applicant must have had breeding practice for at least 2 years by the time of the
beginning of his activity as a judge's pupil.

 
2. Knowledge of
languages

The official languages for writing judge reports, of training seminars and international conferences are German, English and French.

 

The applicant must, apart from his native language, have knowledge of at least one of
the other official judging languages, including spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.

 
3. Membership in
a WCF-club

At the beginning of his activity as a judge's pupil the applicant must have been a member
of a WCF-club for at least 2 years without interruption.

 
4. Application
for admission as
student judge

To be admitted to the training the candidate has to write an application in a free form to
the club whereof he is a member. Certificates for his activities as a steward, for his
breeding practice and his membership in a WCF-club must be enclosed.

 

The hair category, for which the judge qualification should be acquired is also to be

indicated. The training takes place only en bloc for every complete hair category,
where the applicant can choose between:

 

  • Longhair (LH)
  • Semi-longhair (SLH)
  • Shorthair (SH)
  • Siamese/Oriental Shorthair (SOSH)

 

Simultaneous training in two hair categories is possible, however only in the combinations Longhair with Semi-Longhair and Shorthair with Siamese/OSH.

 

The decision on the application should be sent to the applicant by his club at least 4 weeks after receipt. Is the application rejected, valid reasons have to be given. In this case the applicant should have the opportunity to give a repeat application to be admitted to the training.

 
5. Preliminary
examination

The applicant is admitted automatically to the preliminary examination for the career as a
judge when he gets a positive decision on the application.

 

The preliminary examination is theoretical and contains 25 written answers to the questions
of the catalogue of the preliminary examination, of which 10 are of general nature and 15
refer to the chosen hair category.

 

The selection of the questions for applicants for two hair categories contains also 10 questions of general nature as well as 15 questions to each hair category.

 

The preliminary examination is held by the responsible body of the club whereof the
applicant is a member.

 

The preliminary examination lasts at most 60 (one hair category) or 90 (two hair categories) minutes. The examinee should have a separate place which he is not allowed to leave for

the duration of the exam.

 

The preliminary examination is to be regarded as passed if the examinee has answered at least 75 % of the questions correctly. The result of the theoretical exam has to be presented
in writing, to the examinee on the same day and to the Chairperson of the Judges' Committee
of the WCF within 4 weeks.

 

The successfully passed preliminary examination entitles the applicant to start his activity as
a judge's pupil. If the preliminary examination has not been passed, a single repeat attempt for the relevant hair category is possible.

 

The official question catalogue for the preliminary examination, produced and published by
the Judges' Committee, will be given to the applicant by his club on a written request so that
he has enough time for preparation.