At the session of the High Judicial Council, held on July 15th 2016, the candidates of the Initial training program at the Judicial Academy were appointed to the permanent tenure in office. The said candidates first took office in August 2013. When appointing them to the permanent tenure in office, on July 15th 2016, for the first time, the criteria of evaluation of judges were applied to this group of judges. Their three-year long working period was evaluated as extremely successful. The Judicial Academy takes this as one more confirmation of the quality of the entering exam, of the quality of the Initial training program, and of the investment of the Academy into establishing clear and measurable criteria for evaluation of qualification and competence.