- "Every year, I am afraid to say, seems to harbour at least one student who thinks that he or she can get around the Wizarding Examinations Authority's rules."
- —Attempted cheating on the O.W.L. exams[src]
The Wizarding Examinations Authority is a group of wizards and witches who examine students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during their O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. examinations. The Wizarding Examinations Authority also verifies the results for the W.O.M.B.A.T. tests.
It is a part of the Division for Magical Education in the Ministry of Magic.
The head of the Wizarding Examinations Authority is Griselda Marchbanks. It is known that there is a large group who travels to Hogwarts every year, exhausted from their journey, that is received by the headmaster. Apart from Griselda Marchbanks, the only other known member of the examiners is Professor Tofty.
The theory portion of the O.W.L. test is proctored by Hogwarts staff members (Flitwick administered the Defence Against the Dark Arts exam in the 1970s, while McGonagall proctored the Charms O.W.L. for Harry Potter's class).
Draco Malfoy claims that when it comes to the O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. Wizarding Examinations Authority, it is "not what you know, it's who you know." It is unknown whether Draco actually got his O.W.L.s because he knew the Authorities.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Mentioned on exam paper only)
- J. K. Rowling's Official Site (Mentioned on exam paper only)
Notes and references
|Ministry of Magic Departments|
|Committee on Experimental Charms · Magical Maintenance Department · Ministry of Magic Public Information Services · Department of Magical Education · Very Important Members of Section M.I. Trx. · Wizarding Examinations Authority · Research Committee · Exploding Bonbons Disposal Unit|
|Committee on Experimental Charms Personnel|
|Balfour Blane · Gilbert Wimple|
|Magical Maintenance Department Personnel|
|Reginald Cattermole · Orford Umbridge · Lift attendant · Man|
|Research Committee Personnel|
|Phoebus Penrose (Head)|
|Wizarding Examinations Authority Personnel|
|Griselda Marchbanks · Professor Tofty · Unidentified plump little witch examiner · Unidentified examiner with a wart on his nose|