MMA Official 1 Certification Course Taught by Herb Dean

Classroom lecture and written testing covers all aspects of being an MMA Official and licensed judge.
Herb’s classroom presentation extensively covers the ABC Unified Rules, scoring criteria, judging guidelines and how to apply them appropriately. Event video is presented for mock judging, discussion and calibration of scoring.


  • ABC Unified Rules
  • Ethics
  • Scoring criteria
  • Judging guidelines
  • Video mock judging fights with discussion
  • Student demonstration of MMA techniques
  • Written, video and technique tests


Course Fee: $700. All registration fees are paid via PayPal in USD and non-refundable.

Course Schedule: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Classroom training, lunch, mat time, written & technique tests. Course schedule is subject to change

Certification Requirements

Those seeking certification are required to physically demonstrate MMA technique.

Passing MMA Official 1 earns MMA Judge Certification

Passing MMA Official 1 and MMA Official 2 earns MMA Referee Certification