How can I or my players become a judge?

To become a judge, one should:

  1. Have some experience working at tournaments.
  2. Get in contact with other judges for help and mentoring.
  3. Learn the rules, policy, and procedures.
  4. Find any Level 2 or higher judge to administer your Level 1 certification test.

You can find more helpful tools and information to get started on the Magic Judge Wiki.

What are judges and what do they do?

Judges help facilitate Magic events and act as neutral arbiters of the game. They ensure that the game is fair, friendly, and fun for all players involved in an event.

At store level, judges ensure events are run correctly and fairly for all players. They help players of all skill levels, give advice, and build communities. For more information, please see the Magic Judge Wiki.

How do I contact a certified DCI judge?

Your local office can help connect you to a certified DCI judge in your area.

When you contact your local Wizards of the Coast office for assistance, please be sure to include the following in your email:

  • Your Name.
  • Store Name.
  • Store Address, City, State/Province, Zip/Postal Code, Country.
  • Preferred Phone Number.

One of the Regional Coordinators will follow up with you to provide you with the contact information for a local judge.

Where can I get help from or about judges?

Need help finding a judge or have questions about the Judge Program? Regional Coordinators are your best resource. Regional Coordinators are available around the world to help with all aspects of the Judge Program and organized play.

To find the Regional Coordinator in your area, contact your local Wizards of the Coast office.

Find out more information about the Judge Program.

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