Magic Judging: Your First Steps

Hello, and Welcome to Judge Academy.

We are excited for your interest in joining our community!

The next step in your journey is to decide if you wish to be a Rules Advisor or a Level 1 Judge. You won’t need to make that decision today as courses you take will count for both. And the best news is that all courses at Rules Advisor and Level 1 are absolutely free for anyone with a Judge Academy account. We invite you learn more about the games you love and how to help bolster your community through our extensive catalog of courses.

The Rules Advisor certification allows for a player to set themselves apart in their communities with a heightened understanding of Magic rules and interactions. This certification is perfect for individuals who wish to offer additional assistance in resolving complicated game situations, or answer rules-related questions from other players.

A Level 1 judge has demonstrated sufficient knowledge of the Comprehensive Rules and Regular REL policies to fully run a small store-level event such as an FNM.  A Level 1 Judge will have a basic understanding of what needs to be done to make sure a Tournament runs smoothly and help the players feel welcomed and have fun.

If you have any questions about how things work, you can always ping us on Discord or via email.

All that said, let’s take a look at the different courses and how they work.