Educational Requirements


The Canadian Kennel Club has mandated a 5 year program of on-going personal education.  To maintain his judging license, regardless of group status, each judge must complete a Portfolio as described within the CKC Policy  Manual.  The next cycle ends  in December 2017, or for judges entering the system after 2008 on their 5 year anniversary .

5 YEAR CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSED JUDGES

CYCLE ENDING DECEMBER 2017

Licensed judges are encouraged and expected to engage in a self – directed program of professional development. Recognizing that a judge has a commitment to on-going education, all judges will maintain an educational portfolio with appropriate documentation and/or certification. This portfolio will be reviewed and approved by The Canadian Kennel Club at the end of each five (5) year cycle.

In each five (5) year cycle, a judge must meet one of the requirements as outlined in each of the two (2) categories:

Category A

  • (i) Participate in a minimum of three (3) multiple breed seminars for a total of ten (10) individual breeds or, in a minimum of ten (10) single breed seminars organized by judges study groups and/or breed clubs. Whether it is a single breed or multiple breed seminar, each breed presentation must be a minimum of ninety (90) minutes in duration to qualify as a seminar. The Canadian Kennel Club Advanced Judges Seminar will be accepted in lieu of the three (3) multiple breed seminars. [Board Motion #07-03-11]
  • (ii) Complete a relevant program or course offered by an accredited educational or training institution (this program or course may be delivered on campus or through distance education). 
  • (iii) Complete a major related self designed project (this project could include the completion and publication of a book or a series of articles or the design and delivery of a related canine course of studies).
  • (iv) Participate in a minimum of ten (10) local or area seminars organized by judges study groups and/or breed clubs.

Category B

  • (i) Participate in ring side mentoring at a National/Regional Breed Specialty with a CKC licensed judge, or an individual that has bred the Specialty Show breed for a minimum of ten (10) years. The licensed judge must be licensed to judge that specific breed.
  • (ii) Design, complete and present a breed specific or judging related topic to a judges study group.
  • (iii) Write and publish an article relating to judging in general or a specific breed in particular.
  • (iv) Give an educational presentation on a canine related topic to community groups or schools.
  • (v) Participate in a minimum of two (2) multiple breed seminars totalling five (5) individual breeds or, in a minimum of five (5) single breed seminars organized by judges study groups and/or breed clubs in addition to any of the requirements in Category A. Whether it is a single breed or multiple breed seminar, each breed presentation must be a minimum of two (2) hours in duration to qualify as a seminar.

Forms

Continuing Education Verification Form

Portfolio 5 year Checklist