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RULE §61.22Licensing Requirements--Judges

(a) To qualify for a new license as a judge, an applicant must:

  (1) be at least 21 years of age;

  (2) provide information sufficient for the department to verify that the applicant has not been convicted of an offense that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of a judge;

  (3) demonstrate the ability to perform the functions of a judge by:

    (A) having observed and completed score cards for all contests in at least five events while under the supervision of the department and scoring the contests in keeping with standards established by the executive director; or,

    (B) meeting one or more of the following:

      (i) having at least three years active experience as a judge and/or referee by having officiated in at least ten combative sporting events per year;

      (ii) being currently licensed and in good standing as a judge in a state that the executive director has determined has licensing requirements that are equivalent to Texas' requirements; or

      (iii) having formerly held a Texas judge's license that lapsed in good standing.

(b) These requirements may be waived by the executive director for any applicant who is licensed and in good standing as a judge with any department-approved sanctioning body such as the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation, or World Boxing Organization.

(c) To obtain or renew a license, a judge must provide test results showing visual acuity in each eye of at least 20/40 corrected. The test must have been performed by a licensed Optometrist or licensed Ophthalmologist no more than three years before the application for licensure or license renewal is filed.

Source Note: The provisions of this §61.22 adopted to be effective February 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 481; amended to be effective December 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 8470; amended to be effective October 15, 2010, 35 TexReg 9081

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