The purpose of the recertification requirement is to ensure judges are knowledgeable of current procedures and polices associated with judging AKC conformation dog shows. Sound judging procedure, ring control, and a thorough knowledge of AKC Rules and Policies are responsibilities of judges and essential to inspire the confidence of the fancy. A lack of knowledge of proper procedure and AKC rules and policies can lead to many issues including but limited to the results of the event being impacted, exhibitors denied an opportunity to compete, and sullying the integrity of the judge and the sport.