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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default how hard is it to become a CBJ?

i have been wondering recently how hard it is to become a certified bbq judge. i have been noticing comps pop up in my area and i've been thinking about taking the plunge.

are there study materials?

are there different tests for different regions?

is it pass/fail? how often does someone fail?

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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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All you need to do is take the CBJ class. If you are already a KCBS member, the price should be a bit lower, otherwise the cost of the class will also include a 1 year KCBS membership.

It really is as simple as that. No test at the end, no pass/fail.
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What sanctioning bodies are showing up in your area? Taking a judges class for that specific body would do it I would think. I've been thinking of going to one for MIM/MBN in Memphis.
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Many times the Competition Reps will come in a day or so early to hold classes for CBJ & Table Captain. Check with the local comp organizers to see if any around you are doing that. Basically take the class and you're certified. Usually a portion of the class fee goes towards your first year's dues to the KCBS. Cheers!!!
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Lots of areas have classes It is actually fun Check out the KCBS web site A lot are listed there
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It really is as simple as that. No test at the end, no pass/fail.
wait what seriously?
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Yes, seriously.

Boggles the mind. They don't even hold up a mirror to make sure everyone in the class is alive.

Of course, we've heard snoring before on the KCBS BoD recording so I guess we shouldn't be surprised.
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Yes that is correct. There are many threads on the subject/debate of the education of judges, continuing education, etc. For KCBS at least there isn't a test at the end. That is just how they roll. I'm not saying right or wrong as again there are many threads already on that subject where people have discussed the pros/cons of how KCBS does it, if you want to search for more.
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Yes, seriously.

Boggles the mind. They don't even hold up a mirror to make sure everyone in the class is alive.

Of course, we've heard snoring before on the KCBS BoD recording so I guess we shouldn't be surprised.

no wonder people complain about scoring so much.


i don't really get that their is no testing.

i know certified beer judges have to take both a written (hard as fark) test as well as a tasting test at a later date, provided you pass the written test, 'graded' by master judges.
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Yes that is correct. There are many threads on the subject/debate of the education of judges, continuing education, etc. For KCBS at least there isn't a test at the end. That is just how they roll. I'm not saying right or wrong as again there are many threads already on that subject where people have discussed the pros/cons of how KCBS does it, if you want to search for more.

thanks. i'll check it out. i don't get over to the comp forum much since i don't cook or judge in comps..........yet.
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In the KCBS class you will learn the basic guidelines. You will learn how to become a good judge in your first 5 or 6 contest. Keith
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no wonder people complain about scoring so much.


i don't really get that their is no testing.

i know certified beer judges have to take both a written (hard as fark) test as well as a tasting test at a later date, provided you pass the written test, 'graded' by master judges.
I wish KCBS did this.
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Yep! Ain't nothin' like getting your BJCP cert. That's why I'm a CBJ & not a BJCP...

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