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Applying to the Judging Program


Before considering applying to the judging program, please be aware that all requirements are to be met before applying and you must:

  • Be of good reputation, both in the cat fancy and your community.
     
  • Have a complete understanding of the most current CFA Standards, CFA Show Rules and the CFA Judging Program Rules.
     
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
     
  • Have a current Master Clerk License.
     
  • Have had Custodial Experience (see Judging Program Rules for detailed requirements).
     
  • Attend a CFA Breed Awareness and Orientation School for the appropriate specialty within two years of applying.
     
  • Have exhibited in at least two regions out of your own region.
     
  • Have a CFA Cattery registration certificate for seven (7) years breeding experience (within ten (10) years immediately prior to applying).
     
  • Have a club membership verification, indicating five years of active, continuous membership, which must be signed by the club President and Secretary. (The club has to have put on a show within the last two years).
     
  • Meet the Scorecard requirements, (see Judging Program Rules for detailed requirements).
     
  • Have a litter registration certificate, proving that you bred your first litter, with your cattery name as prefix, at least seven (7) years prior to your date of application.
     
  • Have an Exhibitor Resume (See Judging Program Rules for detailed requirements).
     
  • Provide a statement of why you want to be a CFA Judge.
     
  • Have a copy of your application filled out, signed by your Regional Director and sent directly to the Judging Program Applications Administrator.
     
  • Three CFA Club recommendations (see Judging Program Rules for detailed requirements).
     
  • Have marked a catalog with an Allbreed Judge. Have a statement that the paperwork was found error free. (See Judging Program Rules for more details).
     
  • Have three letters of personal recommendations/character reference be sent directly to the Judging Program Administrator.
     
  • Have created two copies of the application, one for CFA and one for your files.
     
  • Provide the current application fee and photo of yourself.
     
  • Meet the applicable application deadline date. (See Deadline Dates).
     

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Application forms and information:

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact the current Applications Administrator:
Donna Isenberg
11117 Braddock Drive
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: (310) 837 8540(310) 837 8540
Catsafrats3@aol.com

Or for general questions, contact:
The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.
260 East Main Street
Alliance, OH 44601
Tel: (330) 680-4070(330) 680-4070
Fax: (330) 680-4633
cfa@cfa.org