Membership Renewal Payments in Fall/Winter 2022

Hello judges!

It’s getting close to membership renewal time for a lot of you. I thought it might be a good idea to provide some instructions and answer a few questions to help you all get your accounts sorted.

How to Renew Your Membership

On go to your profile.
Click the Account Details tab.

Click the “View” button on the topmost entry in your subscription log.

Click the “Renew Now” button.

That should take you to the Checkout page where you submit your payment!

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm getting charged $75 but I thought you said membership is going up to $85?

Membership fees will be going up to $85 in 2023. If your due date falls in 2022, you will be paying the 2022 fee of $75.

I have payment entries for December 2021 AND March 2022. Why? How?

Did I get charged twice?

No, the money came out of your account when you made your regular yearly payment. The March 2022 entry that you see did not actually pull money from your bank account or credit card.

Why does it say that then??? 

Last year we gave judges an extended grace period in case they needed a little more time to make their membership payment. While that was helpful to a lot of folks, our website’s payment system did not appreciate being made to think that hard about it. When we did updates to our payment system in March and all of that got resolved, the website made this log entry in everyone’s history.

We know, it’s not ideal. It looks like a second payment, but it isn’t. We shake our fists at the sky in frustration every day about it.

When is my membership renewal due? I don't know how to tell!

Look at your membership subscription log by going to your profile, then clicking on the Account Details tab.
The payment you made in 2021 will be your renewal date for 2022.

  • If you paid in December 2021 but you also have that rogue March 2022 membership entry, your renewal date will be in December, not March.
  • If you paid in November 2021 but you also have that mysterious March 2022 membership entry, your renewal date will be in November, not March.
  • If you became a newly certified judge in 2022, whatever day you paid the fee in 2022 will be the day you pay your fee in 2023. You have some time.

Thank you all for your constant support and enthusiasm! Magic judging is coming back stronger and stronger, and we’re glad to have such amazing folks taking this journey with us. If you have any questions or concerns not covered above, please feel free to reach out to me and the Judge Academy team anytime via email:


  1. Raoul Mowatt

    i hate to be critical, but the fact that there needs to be a detailed walkthrough explaining how to give you money shows how the website needs to be overhauled.