Illinois Judge - New Judge Information


We are happy that you are interested in becoming an Illinois National Women's Gymnastics Judge. In order to help you navigate the on-board process, the IL NAWGJ has put together a list of helpful information, websites and contact information to get you started.

Where Do I Start?


I am interested in becoming a judge but, where do I start?

  • Who do I contact?
  • What materials do I need to purchase?
  • How do I register for the test?
  • Click here for more information

Where do I go from here?


I passed my judging test, where do I go from here?

  • How do I become a member of NAWGJ?
  • Who do I contact?
  • What is the mentoring program?
  • What is the Judging Assigning System?
  • Click here for information


  • Contact our Education Chair Christi Kearns  at as she will be able to give you information regarding testing process, dates and tips for studying.
  • Check out the Education tab for updates, tests, handouts and clinics.
  • Click here for the USA Gymnastics Judging Acccreditation/Master Testing Schedule

Memberships & Background Checks

  • Join the NAWGJ Association through their membership website at: Click on the Join Us tab.
  • Become a Professional member of USA Gymnastics  - Click here for USA Gymnastics Become a Member webpage.
  • Complete the mandatory USA Gymnastics Background check.  This can take up to 1 month.  You will not be allowed to judge until this step is completed and you have a “green light”.
  • Safety Certification - The U101 Safety & Risk Management course is required for all Professional members and Junior Professional Members of USA Gymnastics. Click here for the U101: Safety & Risk Management webpage. 

Additional Information