Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the KDE Judge Program – we look forward to working with you!
You can find all information about our Judge Program on our official website, but we’ve included a short overview below.
Requirements to qualify for our Judge Program
Our Judge Certification is available only to persons aged 16 and older.
Additionally, you will also need a valid COSSY ID number and a valid email address, in order for your certification to be confirmed.
If you do not have a COSSY ID number, you can obtain one at a KDE Official Tournament Store.
All KONAMI Judges are encouraged to actively pursue Judge Certification.
By passing certification tests, a Judge can evaluate his or her knowledge of the various aspects of judging.
Our currently available tests are:
- Rulings Comprehension Level 1 (RC-1)
- Policy Comprehension Level 1 (PC-1)
The Rules Comprehension (RC-1) test
The Rules Comprehension (RC-1) test is designed to assess your knowledge of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s game mechanics and how cards interact with each other. To brush up on your knowledge for this test be sure to check out our online copy of the official rulebook!
You must pass the Rulings Certification Level 1 Test (RC-1) in order to apply to join the Konami Judge Program.
The Policy Comprehension (PC-1) test
The Policy Comprehension (PC-1) test is designed to assess your knowledge of KONAMI tournament policy.
You will need to carefully study all three Official Konami Tournament Policy documents in order to pass this test and function effectively as a Judge!
Here are the links to all three Tournament Policy documents (only available in English):
In order to advance in the Konami Judge Program, you must pass this test.
You must score 80% or more to pass, but don’t worry if you don’t get everything correctly right away, because you can take the test more than once, if you do not pass on your first attempt!
However, please, avoid discussing the questions and answers with other people.
How to know if I passed the test
Once you have completed the test and submitted your answers, you will receive your score immediately from the test page, so you will know right away if you have passed the test.
How to obtain the Judge certification once I passed the test
Within a few weeks after your test, you will receive an email congratulating you on your new certification, which will also tell you how you can become more involved in KDE’s Judge Program!
Additional tests will be added, once the information you’ll need to prepare for each test is completed and made available. There will be constant room for growth and study, so Judges can expect to spend some time progressing through different levels of the certification process.