1Applicants undergo competition, which is subject to monitoring. Their knowledge is tested during the admission competition at least in writing.
2The Steering Council of the School of Magistrates, after obtaining the opinion of the High Judicial Court, High Prosecutorial Council and Minister of Justice, shall approve detailed, clear, transparent and objective rules for the criteria and procedures to be followed in the assessment of knowledge and skills of candidates by the profiles required by them and on the manner of scoring the exams.
3The exam is organized in two phases, which is followed by a psychological and mental health assessment. The first phase is of a qualifying nature and carried out in an electronic assessment.
4Following the successful passing of the electronic test, the applicants pass on to the second phase of the exam, which is delivered in writing before a Commission consisting, where appropriate of 5 to 7 members, designated by the Steering Council, of whom up to 2-3 of them are full-time pedagogues and 3- 4 of them are part-time pedagogues of more than 5 years of experience in teaching at the School of Magistrates. The part-time pedagogues may not be members of the Commission two consecutive times.
5The applicants, who qualify in the first phase, shall be subject to a test on the mental and psychological health, conducted by a commission established by the Steering Council of the School of Magistrates in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. This Commission consists of two psychiatrists and two psychologists. A full-time pedagogue of the School of Magistrates attends as observer the meetings of this commission during the entire evaluation period.
6At the end of both competition phases and following the completion of the psychological and mental health assessment, the School of Magistrates prepares a list of applicants ranked based on the specific test outcomes, in full compliance with the rules laid down in this law and in the Law "On the Status of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania".
7The way of organising the competition in both phases, detailed rules to be abided by for the accomplishment of the psychological and mental health assessment being applied even during the schooling years, the procedures to the followed and the evaluation done by the respective commissions, and the technical aspects of their activity shall be determined in the regulation of the School.
8The applicants shall have the right to a written complaint to the Steering Council of the School of Magistrates on the results of the exam only for violations of the rules of procedure.
9The list of candidates shall be sent respectively to the High Judicial Council for the candidates who have chosen the profile of the judge in the phase of application and to the High Prosecutorial Council for the candidates who have chosen the profile of the prosecutor.
10The High Judicial Council and the High Prosecutorial Council shall undertake the checking of the assets and the background, in accordance with the Law “On the Status of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania” and shall submit the final list of admitted candidates to the School of Magistrates.
11The Steering Council of the School of Magistrates shall publish the list of candidate magistrates for each profile. Upon the signing of the registration agreement, which stipulates the rights and responsibilities for the attendance of the initial training, the candidate magistrate shall be considered registered in the School of Magistrates.
12The admitted candidates are required to attend the program regularly and to observe the School`s Rules and Regulations.