All Archery Ontario member clubs are required to have at minimum two (2) certified Club Judges, this is to ensure all events being hosted at the club are being run in conjunction with Archery Ontario Rules and Guidelines. If your club is looking at hosting an Archery Ontario Indoor Championship, your club will have to have a minimum of one Club Judge to host the event. The Association's goal is to have a minimum of one Judge at each club to make the clubs safer and the archers more knowledgeable of the different type of competition's rules.


Range Safety Officer Certification:

To obtain the designation of Archery Ontario Range Safety Officer you must either:

  1. If the club you belong to is a member of both Archery Ontario and Archery Canada (AC) download the Manual and Test from the Archery Canada website http://www.archerycanada.ca/en/judging-and-rules/163-safety-officer. Certification by Archery Canada as a Safety Officer is also valid in Ontario and recognized by Archery Ontario. A copy of your certification should be sent to the Archery Ontario Judging Coordinator

  2. If the club you belong to only has Archery Ontario Membership then download the AC Safety Officer Manual below and complete the Archery Ontario Range Safety Officer Exam. Completed Archery Ontario Range Safety Officer Exams should be forwarded to the Archery Ontario Judges Coordinators for marking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Local Judge Certification:

As the rules are currently in a state of flux, the Local (Club) Judge tests are continually having to be updated to reflect these rule changes. As a result of this the tests are no longer posted on the web site. The most recent version of the Local (Club) Judge tests can be obtained by emailing a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please do not obtain copies of the tests from people who recently wrote the tests as out of date versions of the tests will not be marked.


Provincial Judge Certification:

The first step in obtaining your Provincial Judging Certification is completing the Club Judge Test. Provincial Judges Clinics are held at various times in different parts of the province. Please check the Archery Ontario Website or Facebook Page on when these clinics will be held.


How to Become an Ontario Local Judge

I am offering a session on "How to Become an Ontario Local Judge” on Wednesday March 9th on Zoom at 7:30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please send me a request to attend at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Archery Ontario Judges Workshop 2022

The Ontario Judges Workshop will be held at York County Bowmen Archery Club located at 15887 McCowan Rd. Newmarket, ON L3Y 4W1 on March 26-27th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Each day will be considered a Provincial Judge Conference to meet one of the three the Provincial Judge recertification items (1) Open book Test, 2) Workshop & 3) judged a couple of major provincial championships. Recertifying provincial judges may select to attend either of the two days. The weekend (2 days) will act as a Provincial Judge Candidate Clinic. Looking for full local judges who might be interested in earning their Provincial Judging accreditation.

Questions or planning to attend? Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mark J. Côté - Chair Archery Ontario Judges Committee
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Judging Resources


" Don't just open the book to see if you can find a penalty to take away an archer's score, look in the book to find a rule, if possible, to save the archers score"
~Morten B. Wilmann, Chair Judge Committee, Sergio Font, Dion Buhagiar