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Online Level 4/5 Compulsory Judging Exam Registration
  • Registration is available for the Online Level 4/5 Compulsory Judging exam. Registration for the Level 4/5 Judging exam is available to both members and non-members of USA Gymnastics who are a minimum of 16 years of age. You must have a username/password. Haven't created a username and password? Click here.
  • Once registered, you may take the exam at your convenience. Be aware that once you begin the 50-question multiple choice exam, you will have 60 minutes to complete it. Results will be sent via email from USA Gymnastics within several days of completion of the exam. Click here to register.
OPTIONAL LEVEL 7/8, 9, 10 EXAM REGISTRATIONS:
WRITTEN (theoretical) EXAMS: Beginning August 1, 2022, the new 2022-26 Development Program Optional Written exams (50-question multiple choice) will be available as online exams ONLY. Cost: $25.
  • To register for Level 7/8 Written exam, click here
  • To register for Level 9 Written exam, click here
  • To register for Level 10 Written exam, click here
Important Notice: If you are registering for the Level 9 or 10 Written exam for the first time, please be aware that you must have held the Level 7/8 or Level 9 rating respectively for a minimum of one year before being eligible to "test up". There will not be a 30-day "grace period" for registration of the Written exam.

PRACTICAL EXAMS: The new 2022-26 Level 8, 9 and 10 Practical exams will continue to be administered in-person and will be available at all USAG Congresses held in AUGUST 2022, as well as offered by local Test Administrators throughout the year. Cost: $25.There are 7 routines per event, one a Demonstration and 6 others. The routine awarded the least number of points out of 5 will be dropped.

To view and/or to register online for currently scheduled in-person Practical exam sessions / locations, click here.

The in-person Practical exams will require that each individual judge bring a personal electronic device (laptop computer or tablet - cell phone entry is not recommended) to the testing site. It can be used for accessing the downloaded e-Code and other reference material, but it must be in airplane mode. All judging must be done in the Practical Exam booklet or on personal judging sheets. After all the routines are judged, time will be allotted to connect to the internet and be linked to a program with which to enter the scores into the device. All judging sheets must be turned in to the TA.

Important Notice: If you are registering for the Level 9 or 10 Practical exam for the first time, please be aware that you must have held the Level 7/8 or Level 9 rating respectively for a minimum of one year before being eligible to "test up". If a Practical exam is offered within 30 days of your year anniversary, you will be allowed to take the exam early.

Registration Deadlines for IN-PERSON OPTIONAL PRACTICAL exams:
  • Online Registration: Available to both members and non-members of USA Gymnastics. You must have a username/password. Haven't created a username and password? Click here.
  • Must register a minimum of one week prior to the exam date.
  • Please note, any person(s) trying to register after 11:59 pm EST, one week prior to the exam date, will no longer have access to register online for the exam.
  • In-House Registration: The Registration for Practical Exam form must be received by email no later than 2 weeks prior to the date of the exam. Click here to download the registration form.
  • Late Registration: Registrations are considered late if received after the above deadlines, but at least THREE business days prior to the exam date. Late registrations are $35 ($25 plus $10 late fee). In addition, the registrant must receive the permission of the Test Administrator.
  • Exam registration will not be processed if received less than three days prior to the Optional exam date.
For additional questions/concerns regarding exam registration, contact Connie Maloney-Women's Development Program Technical Director by phone at 317.829.5628 or via email at cmaloney@usagym.org.

Explanation of both Compulsory and Optional level Written exam versions:
You may take an exam for the same level only 4 times in the same Accreditation year (Aug. 1 to July 31). After August 1 of each year, all examinees start with the A1 version.
  • Version A1 – 1st time taking exam
  • Version B1 – 2nd time taking exam
  • Version A2 – 3rd time taking exam
  • Version B2 – 4th time taking exam
Cancellations/Transfers/Refunds: Once registered for an in-person Practical exam, an individual may not transfer registration fees to another exam date or request a refund unless they do so in writing to USA Gymnastics -Connie Maloney at least 8 days prior to the scheduled exam. Extreme extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration on an individual basis. J110 - Xcel Bronze/Silver/Gold Judges' Course / Judges' Accreditation
  • JUDGING COURSE FOR WOMEN! The J110 - Xcel Bronze/Silver/Gold Judges' Course is currently being updated. .