For those interested in becoming an official, please see the various documents below, which are organized by breed/discipline.

Effective December 1, 2017, the term “apprentice” is replacing the term “learner judge” in Chapter 10 of the US Equestrian Rule Book. This is a change in term only, to make it consistent throughout all breeds & disciplines. As we work to update & streamline our documents, please note that anything referring to “learner judge” in the forms on this page, is “apprentice” as of December 1, 2017.

  • Please note that for FEI licensing,

    • Applicants must complete the requirements for the respective license BEFORE submitting their application.

    • All applicants MUST apply to the USEF Licensed Officials Committee and receive a positive recommendation for licensure BEFORE they will be allowed to attend the respective FEI Course.

    • Exceptions: There are a few licenses which follow a separate procedure; see respective requirement documents.

  • If you are interested in a FEI license that is not listed, it is likely because the documents are being updated to reflect FEI’s changes to licensing requirements.

  • If you have any questions, please contact the Licensed Officials Department at [email protected].

Forms and Publications

American Saddlebred, Saddle Seat Equitation, Roadster, Hackney - recorded

Requirements to become a 'r' (recorded) Judge.

American Saddlebred, Saddle Seat Equitation, Roadster, Hackney - Registered

Requirements for promotion to ‘R’ (Registered) Judge.

Andalusian-Lusitano - recorded

Requirements to become a 'r' (recorded) Judge. **Updated to reflect apprenticing requirement change as of December 1, 2017.

Andalusian-Lusitano - Registered

Requirements for promotion to 'R' (Registered) Judge.

Arabian - recorded

Requirements to become a 'r' (recorded) Judge.

Arabian - Registered

Requirements for promotion to ‘R’ (Registered) Judge.

Carriage Pleasure Driving Judge - recorded

Requirements to become a 'r' (recorded) Judge.

Carriage Pleasure Driving Judge - Registered

Requirements for promotion to ‘R’ (Registered) Judge.

Carriage Pleasure Driving Technical Delegate - recorded

Requirements to become a 'r' (recorded) Technical Delegate.

Carriage Pleasure Driving Technical Delegate - Registered

Requirements for promotion to ‘R’ (Registered) Technical Delegate.