Judges for most sports have been required to compete continuing education/recertification for a number of years:

      • Agility Judges – every three years at cost of $75-$100
      • Obedience Judges– every three years at cost of $50
      • Rally Judges - every three years at cost of $50 (must also complete Obedience requirement)
      • 1Retriever Hunt Tests – every four years at cost of $25+
      • 1Pointing Breed Hunt Tests – every five years at cost of $25+
      • 1Herding Trials – every four years at cost of $25+
      • 1Lure Coursing – every six years at cost of $25+

1 Clubs host continuing education for a fee of $500 payable to the AKC. The club may charge attendees a fee of $25 or more at their discretion.