Professor Exams

This guide is based on the official guide from TPCi.
Professor Exams are required to become a Pokémon Professor. Currently, these exams are untimed and open-book, and it is encouraged to use all the resources available to you to provide the best answers possible. In addition to English, the Basic Professor exams are available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

To pass an exam, you must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly.

Basic Exam

Aspiring Professors must complete a straightforward multiple-choice exam that addresses a variety of topics, such as tournament procedures and game rulings. These questions can be a little tricky, and some are designed to trip you up, so be sure to read them carefully.

Stage 1 Exam

The Stage 1 exam comprises the familiar multiple-choice element, but with some more advanced topics thrown in. In addition, Stage 1 applicants must complete a written reflection of their time within the program so far.

Stage 2 Exam

Applicants for the Stage 2 exam will take on a series of essay-style questions, and answers will be graded not only according to correctness but also the thoroughness with which they are approached. If you pass the exam, you will be invited to interview with either an experienced Pokémon Professor or a member of the Pokémon Organized Play team at a mutually agreeable time.

When can I take another exam?

Passed Failed
30 days First attempt: 14 days
Additional attempts: 30 days