The goal of the Konami Judge Program and the Konami Demo Judge Program is to provide support and guidance for judges, encourage them to improve their skills and knowledge, and offer Certification Testing to recognize their efforts and accomplishments.
Please read through this page for more information about the Konami Judge Program, including links to FAQs, information about certification testing, and an online list of Registered Konami Judges.
Information about the Konami Judge Program
If you are interested in learning more about the Konami Judge Program, please read the FAQ found here:
If you are interested in learning more about the Konami Demo Judge Program, please read the FAQ found here:
Online Registered Konami Judge List
For a list of Registered Konami Judges, please check here:
Online Registered Konami Judge List.
You must pass the Rulings Certification Level 1 Test (RC-1) before you will be able to register in the Konami Judge Program.
Passing the RC-1 will not automatically register you as a Konami Judge.
After passing the RC-1, you must complete an online form in order to register as a Konami Judge.
By passing certification tests, a judge can evaluate their knowledge of the various aspects of judging. While passing the RC-1 is required to join the Konami Judge Program, all registered Konami Judges are encouraged to actively pursue additional Judge Certification.
Level 1 Certification Tests are offered online.
Level 2 Certification Tests are offered in-person.
|CURRENTLY AVAILABLE LEVEL 1 TESTS (online)|
|CURRENTLY AVAILABLE LEVEL 2 TESTS (in-person)|
Rulings Comprehension – Level 1 Test
Policy Comprehension – Level 1 Test
You can find all three Tournament Policy documents here:
- Official KDE-US Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy
- Official KDE-US Tournament Penalty Guidelines
Demo Comprehension – Level 1 Test
Rulings Comprehension – Level 2 Test
Additional tests (online as well as in-person) 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEVEL 1 (ONLINE) TESTING:
If you would like to take a Level 1 (online) test, click on the appropriate link to go to the test page. Please be aware that:
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.
If you have scored 80% or higher, within a few weeks after your test, you will receive an email congratulating you on your new certification, which will tell you how you can become more involved in the Konami Judge Program.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEVEL 2 (IN-PERSON) TESTING:
If you would like to take a Level 2 (in-person) test, you will need to do so at an Organized Play event that offers the test. Please be aware that:
It usually takes between 20-45 minutes to complete the test. The Konami Representative on site will grade your test, and let you know if you passed.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Konami Judge Program and Konami Demo Judge Program – we look forward to working with you!