Trainings and Certifications

Become a certified pole sports pole art judge with the US Pole Sports Federation Judges Training

Pole Sports and Arts World Federation (POSA)  Judges Training – USA

Our training program establishes the standards for our judging panel for all Pole Sport events under the International Federation of POSA. The POSA World Federation needs to ensure that judges fully understand the rules and requirements of the Code of Points along with the Ethic Standards of the POSA. It is crucial to the success of each of our athletes and their partnering federations. The judges course offers an introduction to the skills a pole sport judge will use during any federation competition. This course includes general information on competition rules, regulations, and common movements. Once the modules have been reviewed each aspiring judge will test his or her skills on a final examination. These skills should be reviewed and practiced regularly. After attending a personal training class, The USPSF and POSA will provide constructive, educational, and informed feedback to each participant. The final exam at the end of the course is required for all judges and must meet a passing grade to become an official judge of any federated event.Once you have passed the final exam and been certified as an official POSA Judge, you will be able to apply to judge the USPSF Championships 2018 as well as the POSA-Pole Sport World Championships 2018.

Each year you will be required to renew your certificate and keep up on the professional development as well as participating in a judging role at a national or international POSA Competition.

Arizona – Centre  Stage Pole Fitness – Tucson, AZ –  Training COMING SOON!

Texas – Brass Ovaries – Austin, TX – June 23rd & 24th (9am – 6pm)

Florida – Bittersweet Studios, Jacksonville, FL  – July 21st – July 22nd (9am – 6pm)

Florida – Pixie Pole Fitness, Pompano Beach, FL –  TBD  (9am – 6pm)

Virginia –  TBD 2018


POSA Judges Training Certification – Cost is $225

Trainers: Summer Vyne, USA  & Rafaela Montanaro, USA & Katrina Wyckoff, USA
Schedule: Saturday 9AM – 6PM
Schedule: Sunday 9AM – 6PM
Lunch time and breaks will be allocated during training.
Depending on questions and final exams the time allotted may be more or less.
Course will cover the following:
  •  POSA Goals and Definitions
  • The Code of Points
  • Categories
  • Participation Criteria
  • Routine Composition Contents
  • Difficulty Elements
  • Element Pool & Values


East Coast – Pompano Beach, Florida – TBD, 2018

Hosted by Pixie Pole Fitness – 750 Sample Rd #4, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

POSA Judges Training Certification – Cost is $225

Trainer: Summer Vyne (USA)

Hotels in the area: TBD

Pompano Beach has Uber & Lyft
Airport is Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

West Coast – Tucson, Arizona – COMING SOON

Hosted by Centre Stage Pole Fitness Studio – 1335 W Lambert Ln #115, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

POSA Judges Training Certification – Cost is $225
Trainer: Katrina Wyckoff (USA)
Hotels in the area: TBD
Tucson has Uber & Lyft
Airport is Tucson International Airport (TUC)

Texas – Austin, Texas – June 23rd & 24th, 2018

Hosted by Brass Ovaries – 6039 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd B, Austin, TX 78723

POSA Judges Training Certification – Cost is $225
Trainer: Summer Vyne (USA)
Hotels in the area: TBD
Austin has Uber & Lyft
Airport is Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

East Coast – Jacksonville, Florida –  July 21st & 22nd, 2018

Hosted by Bittersweet Studios – 3738 Southside Blvd, Suite 106, Jacksonville, FL 32216

POSA Judges Training Certification – Cost is $225
Trainer: Summer Vyne (USA)
Hotels in the area:
Hamtpon Inn
Hilton Garden Inn
Jacksonville also has Uber & Lyft
Airport is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)

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USPSF Championships 2018

We are excited to host our 2018 Championships at Pole Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

USPSF Pole Sport Championships, Pole Art America, and Pole Classique will take place in September 2018. Pole Classique will be on Tuesday, September 4th before the official Pole Expo event, and Pole Art America & Pole Sport Championships will be on Wednesday, September 5th. The competitions will take place at the University of Las Vegas.

Application dates for the 2018 USPSF Championships will close on June 1st, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.


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