One could potentially have nine attempts to pass. If after three attempts a judge has not passed, we arrange for a meeting with a member of the Field Staff who will review all missed questions. After the review they are given three more attempts to pass the test. If unsuccessful after three more tries (6 total), the judge is marked inactive and may retest after six months or immediately following the attendance of an AKC Institute for New and Aspiring Judges. If the person is unsuccessful after the 3rd set of three attempts (9 total), Judges Operation could recommend to the Board that that individual’s judging privileges be removed..

To date – every judge who was unsuccessful after three tries and seen the process through has successfully passed after their review with an Executive Field Representative.