How to Certify a L1
By Matteo Callegari

How to Certify a L1
Contents
• L1: Qualifications
• Before the Exam
• During the Exam
• After the Exam

How to Certify a L1
L1: Qualifications
• Level 1 judges are:
– local / store judges
– Regular REL events
– main envoys to the retail community...
L1: Qualifications
• Has acted as a judge at a sanctioned event
twice in the last six months.
• Knowledge of tournament st...
L1: Qualifications
• What about?
– Passing RA test
– Passing L1 Practice test
– Knowledge of the IPG
– FJing at Competitiv...
Before the Exam
• Pre Exam Interview
– Rules questions
– Policy questions
– Activity questions
– Goal questions

• Do not ...
Before the Exam
• Create the test
– Judge Center -> Exams -> Create
– Magic (English) -> Level 1
– Candidate (DCI #!)

• P...
During the Exam
• Setup
– Location
– Materials

• Instructions
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Confidential!
25 questions (18 rules + 7 polic...
During the Exam
• Interview
– Review the wrong questions and the ones
marked as difficult –> be sure of the answers!
– Giv...
After the Exam
• Review
– Enter within 1 week if possible
– Enter even if not passed
– Judge Center -> Reviews -> Create
–...
After the Exam
• Review
– “Compare Subject” should be based on the
Candidate’s current level
– “Strengths” (R&P, reasons f...
After the Exam
• Failures
– even though they aren't certified yet they are
still a judge
– we still value them
– this test...
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How to Certify a L1

  1. 1. How to Certify a L1 By Matteo Callegari How to Certify a L1
  2. 2. Contents • L1: Qualifications • Before the Exam • During the Exam • After the Exam How to Certify a L1
  3. 3. L1: Qualifications • Level 1 judges are: – local / store judges – Regular REL events – main envoys to the retail community – basic knowledge of rules & policy – basic knowledge of tournament operation How to Certify a L1
  4. 4. L1: Qualifications • Has acted as a judge at a sanctioned event twice in the last six months. • Knowledge of tournament structures with experience as a player in DCI-sanctioned tournaments. • Passing score on L1 judge certification exam. • Brief interview with a L2+ judge and written recommendation. How to Certify a L1
  5. 5. L1: Qualifications • What about? – Passing RA test – Passing L1 Practice test – Knowledge of the IPG – FJing at Competitive events How to Certify a L1
  6. 6. Before the Exam • Pre Exam Interview – Rules questions – Policy questions – Activity questions – Goal questions • Do not create a test for a Candidate that you will not pass! How to Certify a L1
  7. 7. Before the Exam • Create the test – Judge Center -> Exams -> Create – Magic (English) -> Level 1 – Candidate (DCI #!) • Print the test (Safari / Chrome / IE 8+) – Paper Exam – Full Exam – Answer Sheet – Short Answer Key (for you!) How to Certify a L1
  8. 8. During the Exam • Setup – Location – Materials • Instructions – – – – – – Confidential! 25 questions (18 rules + 7 policy) Answer Sheet is final Ask questions AP vs NAP, multiple answers, random pool Time: un-timed but expect 60-90 minutes How to Certify a L1
  9. 9. During the Exam • Interview – Review the wrong questions and the ones marked as difficult –> be sure of the answers! – Give back the Paper Exam to the candidate – First to go to the difficult questions – Go through the wrong questions – Educate about rules and policy – Create connections with the community • Destroy Paper Exam, keep Answer Sheet How to Certify a L1
  10. 10. After the Exam • Review – Enter within 1 week if possible – Enter even if not passed – Judge Center -> Reviews -> Create – Interview – Test ID, Score and Recommended Level (from Answer Sheet) – Subject Name (DCI #!) – Enter info also for the event How to Certify a L1
  11. 11. After the Exam • Review – “Compare Subject” should be based on the Candidate’s current level – “Strengths” (R&P, reasons for testing, positive interactions) – “Areas for Improvement” (R&P, Areas for new Level role, negative interactions) – “Comments” (“This Review is based on testing at XXX Event on <Date>”, “I recommend that Candidate advance to / remain at Level X”) • Congratulate on local forums, Facebook, … How to Certify a L1
  12. 12. After the Exam • Failures – even though they aren't certified yet they are still a judge – we still value them – this test has identified some areas for improvement with our help – scheduling a time or event for a retest gives the candidate a goal to work towards and encourages them to keep judging – retest after 2 months How to Certify a L1

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