Trial Manager Program
The Trial Manager program was developed in 2015 by Racine Hyatt following discussions with Debbie Reynolds, Irene Klotz, Lance Collins, Andrea Duggan and Darin Clarke about the increasing numbers of trial documents completed incorrectly, due in large part to a lack of attention/knowledge of IGP and GSSCC Trial Rules. This program incorporates information and guidelines from a previous model which was updated, amended and adopted by the GSSCC Executive in 2016.
Susan Lawrence was appointed as GSSCC Trial Manager Program Coordinator in 2017 and will be responsible for program implementation and execution. She will also liaise with the members, GSSCC Head Judge, trial & show paperwork coordinator and other program coordinators.
All GSSCC trials MUST have GSSCC certified trial managers.
The objective of the program is to:
1. Provide standardized training and certification for Trial Managers
2. Increase the number of qualified and certified Trial Managers through education and testing.
3. Only certify participants to become Trial Managers that can properly and correctly complete all official trial paperwork, which includes all trial summary sheets and scorebooks.
4. To ensure that all trial paperwork and scorebooks submitted to the GSSCC are correct.
Before attending a Trial Manager seminar we would advise that every member read and familiarize themselves with the Trial Managers Certification Program. They should also familiarize themselves with the trial summary paperwork and judges sheets found on the website under official documents. Talk with your club executive and ask them to show you a scorebook and familiarize yourself with a properly completed scorebook for registration.
At the present time every member who attends the Trial Manager Seminar should understand, that if they become certified, it is a three year certification. In that three years, they must be a Trial Manager at a club trial, at least ONCE in those three years. If this does not happen, they will lose their certification and will have to re-certify at another seminar in the future.
If a Certified Trial Manager submits faulty or incorrect paperwork, sanctions may apply depending on the severity of the incorrect paperwork.
Trial Managers Certification Program
Request for Trial Manager Seminar (see official documents page)
List of GSSCC Certified Trial Managers and Teaching Trial Managers
Teaching Trial Managers