Judges are the technical officials for the sport of archery. Responsible for the fair competition field, fair conduct of competition and fair performance of athletes, judges are appointed to ensure World Archery events live up to the high standard athletes, audiences and officials expect.
Using the World Archery Rulebook, judges apply the current versions of the World Archery rules to World Archery competition.
The FAA is responsible for the development of continental judges. It achieves it's goals through the development officer and the continental judges chairman. Candidates are required to have at least four years experience as a National Judge and have to pass a practical and closed book examination at a recognised Continental Event.
The continental judges committee has the authority to examine and award member nations Continental Judges Status, a requirement for the International Judges Status.