Referee certification
Schedule a Seminar at your academy or Attend a seminar:

We will go over step-by-step how referees should interpret and apply the official rules of a when judging a match. Many competitors often feel robbed because they don't really know the subtleties of the rules. Knowing the intricacies of the rules are a must for any game or sport, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no different. Come clear up any misconceptions or questions you have about the rules. This seminar is extremely beneficial to competitors and referees alike. Don't miss this opportunity to get on top of your game!

You will receive a Certificate of Participation
This seminar is Part of fulfilling your requirements to be a TNBJJFED referee.
Please have a note pad & Pencil .
Please call us to schedule your seminar, The federation also holds several seminar per year.

How do I become a Certified Referee:
*50.00 seminar fee per year(if you attend others that year you pay 35.00)
*Must be a members of the TNBJJFED (included in Seminar fee)
*Attend your first seminar
*Associate referee 5 hours at a Federation tournament
*Attend second seminar & Pass written exam provided by the federation
*At this time you will be fully certified

You must be at least 18 years old.
White belts can participate but can not referee until reaching blue belt
Blue belts can referee White and Blue belt divisions and Novice and Beginner no-gi divisions
Purple belts can referee All levels up to Purple and Advanced no gi
Brown & Black belts may referee at levels and belts in gi and no-gi

After you earn your certification you are required to attend one seminar per year to stay up to date.
Referee Shirts can be purchased from the federation when you receive your certification or are going to be training during a TNBJJFED tournament. See TNBJJ store page for purchase.