Ethical Standards for BJCP Members

The BJCP Bylaws [section 2.1(3)] allow for the creation of standards of conduct for BJCP members. This policy is one of those standards, and is a requirement for continuing membership […]

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Disability Policy

Introduction Judging can be a demanding task, particularly for those with difficulty writing, speaking, or fully using their sense of sight, smell, or taste. The BJCP Exam can be an […]

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Exam Retake Policy

An exam candidate is prohibited from retaking a BJCP exam of the same type while that exam is still open. An exam must be closed and the results recorded in […]

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Exam Protest Policy

The exam grading process, while not perfect, is very rigorous. Two National or higher-ranked judges grade each exam, and their scoring is reviewed by an Associate Exam Director and an […]

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Competition Registration Refund Policy

The BJCP will only refund the registration fee if the competition will not be held due to legal prohibition, venue revocation, sponsorship withdrawal, or acts of God such as weather […]

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Logo and Name Usage Policy

Active Members may use the BJCP logo and name on personal items related to the performance of judging duties (e.g., judge labels, notebooks, judging kits, articles of clothing, business cards). […]

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Election Policy

This policy was adopted January 2014. Amended March 2020. Article VIII, Section 1 of the BJCP Bylaws specifies that election policies must be developed that cover the specific Election Schedule, […]

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Exam Proctor Reimbursement Policy

The BJCP encourages exams be given in under-represented areas and in new countries. The BJCP also strongly encourages high-ranking proctors be used on BJCP exams. These goals can be hard […]

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Exam Grader Policy

BJCP exams are graded by volunteer members of the program who receive very little compensation other than to give back to this hobby, to help assure that the next generation […]

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