MMA Judge Certification Course

Taught by Herb Dean

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


2 days
7:00 am – 8:00 pm Classroom training, lunch, mat time, written & technique tests. Course schedule is subject to change


$700 All registration fees are paid via PayPal in USD and non-refundable. Courses are transferable to another student or different training date.

Certification Requirements

Those seeking certification are required to physically demonstrate MMA technique.
Passing MMA Official 1 earns Judge Certification
Pass MMA Official 1 and MMA Official 2 earns MMA Referee Certifiation

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