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1.      Applicant downloads application forms from MCOA Website, or requests application forms from the Judges Education   Coordinator  (General, plus Standard and 60 Point Applications)
2.       Applicant completes and returns the applications to the Judges Education Coordinator within 90 days.
3.      Applicant must be approved by the Judges Education Steering Committee and the MCOA Board of Directors before being accepted for the next step.  If  applicant is not accepted, the applicant can resubmit application in one year.
4.       Approved Applicant is invited to attend the Judges Education Mentors/Presenter Meeting at the next MCOA National Specialty, and is scheduled for formal training.
5.       Formal training to consist of:
  a.         Mentor training by Judges Education Members on how to mentor
  b.        Attend the MCOA Structure and Movement presentation
c.         Complete:
 
  • MCOA Mastiff Standard Exam (closed book) 
  • MCOA Anatomy Exam (open book)
  • (Minimum passing score 90%.)
  d.         Attend at least 2 hours of ringside mentoring as an observer only.
  e.         Conduct at least 2 hours of ringside mentoring while being observed and critiqued by a MCOA approved mentor
  f.             Receive a certificate of approval  from Judges Ed Coordinator
6.       Judges Education Coordinator will add new approved mentors to the official list of approved ringside mentors and notify the AKC.  Mentors need to be available for at least 4 hrs. ringside mentoring at National Specialties and, if requested,  attend the Judges Education Presentation/Hands-On Workshop at the MCOA National Specialty.
7.       MCOA approved Mentors must be available (within reason) if requested at regional dog shows to provide ringside mentoring for prospective judges.
8.      MCOA approved Mentors must attend the Judges Education Mentor/Presenter meeting at the National Specialty at least once in four years to maintain approved status. A Mentor who is removed from the approved Mentor list will be placed on Emeritus status until the Mentor attends a Judges Education Mentor/Presenter meeting.
9.      Mentors who mentor a judge cannot show to that judge for a period of six months from the mentoring session.

1.      Must be an Approved MCOA Mentor and fulfill and maintain the requirements for mentoring.

2.      Attend the Judges Education Presentation/Hands-on Workshop as an observer only.

3.      Must present the History or assist at an MCOA sanctioned Mastiff Breed Presentation with two or more approved MCOA presenters present to observe and critique. Must assist with Hands-on if part of presentation.

4.      Must present the Standard at a MCOA sanctioned Mastiff Breed Presentation with two or more approved presenters present to observe and critique.  Must assist with Hands-on if part of presentation.

5.      Critique Overall Score at conclusion of each presentation must be 4 or higher.

6.      If Critique Overall score is less than 4, the applicant can re-apply for presenter status in three months.   Applicant will remain an approved Mentor if they continue to fulfill the requirements for Mentors.

 Note: Mentor/Presenter Critique Forms can be obtained from the MCOA Judges Education Coordinator.