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Seminars

You may search several different ways in order to find the seminars you may be interested in. Please choose the way you wish to see the seminars presented in order to proceed:

  • AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Working and Terrier Breeds +

    December 8 – 11, 2020
    Presented by the American Kennel Club and Dog Judges Association of America
    Held in Conjunction with the AKC National Championship
    Orange County Convention Center – North/South Building
    9899 International Drive; Orlando, Florida 32819

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE AND/OR REGISTER 

    All participants in the AKC/DJAA Advanced Judging Institute will be required to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols established for all AKC events taking place at the Orange County Convention Center  during the week of December 6-14, 2020.

    Click Here to view AKC General COVID-19 Protocols (as of October 8, 2020)

  • The AKC Institute for Aspiring and Newly Approved Judges (Basic Institute) - Conformation and Junior Showmanship +

    Registration for Basic Institute will close 7 days prior to the start date. TO REGISTER – Make sure you go through all steps until you see “THANK YOU” and a transaction number is issued. This is your receipt and indicates you have completed your registration. Any questions or issues please call 919-816-3862

    2021 Dates and Locations (all dates tentative)

    • March 27, 2021 – Fort Worth, TX – in-conjunction with the Fort Worth Kennel Club show 
    • June 19, 2021 – Grayslake, IL – in-conjunction with the Grayslake Summer Cluster 
    • August 14, 2021 – Harrisburg, PA – in-conjunction with the Penn Ridge Kennel Club show 
    • September 18, 2021 – Vallejo, CA – in-conjunction with the Sir Francis Drake Kennel Club show 
    • November 13, 2021 – Winston-Salem, NC  – in-conjunction with the Furniture City Kennel Club show 

  • General Information for Judges Education Coordinators (JEC's) +

    The AKC’s Judge’s Education Department is a great resource in assisting parent clubs through the process of developing an effective Judge’s breed education program.  Kathy Caruana, AKC in-house Judge’s Education Coordinator, is available for advice, direction and information.  Sue Vroom, Executive Field Representative and Education Liaison, is a resource to clubs in all aspects of educational programs, materials and committee composition.

    As required in the Board-approved Judging Approval Process, seminars and workshops must meet AKC criteria for credit (see criteria located in the reports and guides link below).  Upon completion of seminars and seminars with hands-on workshops the presenter, club or host organization must submit the required forms (see Forms & Guidelines below) to the Judging Operations Department to allow attendees’ records to be updated and credited accordingly. To post seminars to the AKC Seminar page, please use the form provided, located under the Introduction link below.

    Institutes, seminars and workshops must be accessible to the American Kennel Club staff including the Executive Field Staff.

    Reports and Guides

Listing a Seminar

  • To list a Conformation Seminar +

    Download the form below or you may contact:
    Kathleen Caruana, Judging Operations Department
    phone: (919) 816-3862
    fax: (919) 816-4225
    email: judgesed@akc.org
    Seminar Announcement Form (this form allows you to save onto your computer, complete and submit to Judging Operations)

  • To list an Obedience, Agility or Tracking Seminar +

    Please contact:
    Theresia Jones, Companion Events Department
    phone: (919) 816-3747
    fax: (919) 816-4204
    email: tdj@akc.org

  • To list a Performance Seminar +

    Please contact:
    AKC Performance Judges Department
    phone: 919-816-3904
    fax: 919-816-3905
    email: performancejudges@akc.org