Originally Posted by hautlle
I attended a few intro BJCP classes through my LHBC recently and was told they're in the process of changing how the testing process works to make it a bit easier since there is a shortage of certified judges and the number of entries/competitions is increasing significantly.
Yeah, the whole system is being revamped, starting this past March. Not sure how long it will take to start showing improvement on the actual testing portion, but I think they are moving in the right direction.
The online test is fun and not all that difficult. And you can take it as often as you like as long as you give it a new email address.
When I judged for the first time this spring I had a lot of fun and it was much easier than I expected. I got lucky in that I had a category that I was familiar with and they paired me up with an experienced judge and I was surprised at how close we each were in our scores. That was a good confidence builder.