The ICS will hold two CERTIFIED CHILI JUDGES CLASSES at the MGM Grand. The CCJ program, designed to bring consistency and knowledge to our judges, has been well received. We have certified 361 new judges since the program began. The class is NOT mandatory and certification is NOT required to judge at the 2014 WCCC. These classes are for seasoned judges and new ones alike. Classes will be held Thursday, October 23rd, 3:30pm to 5:30pm and Friday, October 24, 7:30am to 9:30am. Instructor for each class is Steve Porter, the ICS WCCC Chief Judge.
ICS offers a Judges Only membership. For those interested in only judging ICS cookoffs, ie, local residents, cookoff sponsors, local government officials, etc., the CCJ class fee will be $65 which includes the one-time $45 class fee and $20 for the Judges Only Membership. If you hold a regular ICS membership or ICS Homestyle membership, the class fee is $45. Included in the class fee is the Certified Chili Judges Handbook, given to you in the classroom. Your personalized name badge and Certificate of Completion declaring that you are an ICS Certified Chili Judge will be mailed to you approximately two weeks after the class.
The Las Vegas classes will be your immediate opportunity to become a Certified Chili Judge. If you're interested in taking one of the classes, please contact Vickie at 904-379-2558. WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.