The IBC maintains an extensive group of certified Judges who are available to apply the current exhibition standards at IBC-sanctioned shows the world over. Please find below our current list of Judges and Apprentices (judges-in-training).
If you wish to become an IBC Judge, please review Chapter 3 “IBC Judges” in the IBC Exhibition Standards.
Before starting the Apprentice Judge program, an IBC member must within a two (2) year period either: A) Participate in showing bettas bred by the exhibitor and place in the Group A regular open classes of betta splendens in at least 2 IBC sanctioned shows – at least 3 total places must be earned in the shows; or B) Place in the top 20 during any show year. (Awards in Arts & Crafts, Wild Type bettas, or New Breeder or Purchased groups will not count for pre-requisitions.)
All current and future IBC Certified Judges are certified for lifetime, provided that they judge shows at least every two years (or place in the top 10 year end awards), that their IBC membership does not lapse for more than sixty (60) days, or their certification has not been revoked. All Certified Judges are strongly encouraged to frequently review the IBC Judging Standards and to keep themselves aware of betta developments, including wild types.