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Lure Coursing: Judges’ Eligibility

The process for becoming a judge begins by attending a Lure Coursing seminar taught by an AKC field representative. At the seminar, a Judges Application form will be handed out. It is the responsibility of the applicant to fill out the form as eligibility requirements are completed. Once all requirements have been met, the application form and a signed Judge’s Affirmation form should be mailed to the Performance Events Department, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617. Upon verification of the information provided, the person will receive a judge’s number, their name will appear in the Judges Online Directory on the AKC web site, and they will be approved to judge a licensed Lure Coursing Test or Trial. For information about upcoming Lure Coursing seminars, please see the AKC website. For additional seminar questions, please contact Performance Judges at

Current Requirements

Prior to Apprenticeship

Minimum Age: 21

Prior to Judging

Seminar: Yes

Written Test: Yes — score 85%+

Apprenticeship: 20 stakes with a min entry of 4, at a min of two separate trials, under at least 3 different judges.

Sport Experience: 3 years of experience in lure coursing experience as a lure operator, field clerk, event secretary, or event chairman.

To Maintain Ability to Judge

After Jan. 1, 2011

Seminars: Attend an AKC seminar within 6 yrs. before assignment


Written Test: Pass test within 6 yrs. before assignment

How to Host a Seminar:

To request a seminar, a club must begin by completing the online seminar request form.  Once a workable date is coordinated with a host field rep, your seminar will be advertised and materials will be sent. For more information contact Performance Judges 919-816-3904 or

View Current Seminars:

To view current seminar listings, please check here. If you do not see the sport you need in the drop down, that is because there are currently no seminars of that type booked.