wgiCertify is a totally reimagined way of training judges for the indoor marching arts.  Powered by E-Adjudicate, this exciting new service uses a combination of online tutorials combined with levels of personalized local mentoring.  Candidates will navigate this comprehensive training series covering their particular caption philosophy, numbers management, and tips for recording performance commentary.

WGI has entered into a multi-phase partnership with E-Adjudicate to deliver significant benefits to instructors and judges on a local, national, and international level.  This partnership allows WGI to provide various online solutions in design consultation and judge commentary as well as make wgiCertify a cornerstone of WGI judge training.  Another benefit is the program offered to Circuit Partners to certify judges on a local level.

The program is currently available in levels 100, 200, 300 and 400 for color guard and levels 100 and 200 for percussion.  Level 100 training offers an introduction to judging at the most basic level, while level 200 introduces an overview of the WGI judging system and the different captions such as General Effect, Design Analysis, and Individual Analysis.

Color guard judges can then proceed to level 300, where a specific caption is chosen and the philosophy of that caption is partnered with personalized local mentoring with their Circuit Partner for lesson 340.  Successful completion of the full level 300 program earns the designation “WGI Circuit-Certified Judge.”

Color guard judges wishing to expand their skills to a more advanced level, or apply for the WGI Judges Academy, can augment level 300 with a second caption and proceed to the Level 400 coursework.  This is a prerequisite for application to the WGI Judge Academy.  Acceptance to, and successful completion of the WGI Judges Academy can earn designation as a “WGI Certified Judge”, or advancement to the active WGI Judge roster.

Level 500 will be for current working WGI judges.

Level 300 caption level training is in development for percussion, and winds 100 level anticipated 2020.  Current WGI judges will be grandfathered into the program.

“Certifying our judges has been discussed for years in WGI and we are extremely pleased that our partnership with E-Adjudicate gives us the platform to deliver this training universally in our activity,” said Ron Nankervis, Executive Director.  “This is just the start of making standardized judge training a cornerstone of the services we provide to our participating groups.”

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