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.

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.

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.

They are also noted to charm papers with the Anti-Cheating spell and provide Anti-Cheating Quills to students taking examinations.


Ministry of Magic Departments
Unknown Levels
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