Community Levels

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Community Levels


For your career in the Dutch Waze Community it is important to participate on Slack and on the Forum. For starting editors it is important to add questions, while higher level editors are ready to answer them, explaining, helping out.

Each next level

  • comes with extra responsibilities (participating in the Community)
  • comes with extra possibilities, for instance access to specific forum and Slack channels.
  • is linked with a more map editting knowledge
  • comes with a bigger editable area
  • comes with authorization to edit extra road types

Novice editor (level 1)

Every editor starts on level 1. On this level you're able to change 60 to 90 percent of the roads in your neighbourhood: local streets and you're able to add and update most point of interests. The first place edits must be confirmed by a more experienced editor.

Apprentice editor (level 2)

Level 2 is automatically assigned after reaching 3000 edits. Before this, level 2 can be requested if the answers on the following questions are positive.

  • You did already some edits?
  • Do you actively participate in the Community?
  • You know where to find information on the Wiki?

Prerequisites for a request:

  • Having read carefully the Quick start guide.
  • At least 1.000 quality Map updates.
  • At least 10 useful posts on the forum and/or in slack.

What is extra (compared to level 1):

What is expected from you:

Area Manager (level 3)

Prerequisites for an Area Manager (AM) are:

  • Be an active member of our Community
  • Read carefully the Dutch Advanced Guide
  • At least 25.000 good quality Map updates
  • A Google account to be able to work with GoogleDocs..


  • You can become an Area Manager by requesting an area.
  • You get a Region Manager (RM) as coach.


  • Follow up on road works
  • Act on Closures
  • Coaching starting editors
  • Be available for your RM coach
  • Execute small assignments.

What is extra (compared to level 2):

Region manager (level 4)


  • You are a proven experienced editor
  • At least 100.000 map edits
  • You are an active member of our Community


  • Request to become a RM by sending a PM to one of the Country Managers.
  • Or submit a request in the forum
  • Or on request of a Country Manager.

What is expected from Region Managers:

What is extra (compared to level 3):

  • Maximum lock level raises to 4
  • Region Managers are listed on Community page.

Local Waze Champ (level 4)


  • Send a PM to a Country Manager
  • Request in the forum
  • On request of a Country Manager

What is expected from Local Champs:

  • Being active on the Slack channels and on the Forum answering questions
  • Execute L4-Unlock Requests [UR]

What is extra (compared to a RM):

  • Member of the group Local Waze Champs.
  • Access to separate subforum and Slack channels..
  • All Local Waze Champs are listed on the Community page.

Country Manager (level 5)


  • In consultation with Country Managers and Champs

What is expected from you:

  • Coaching and monitoring Region Managers (L4)
  • Processing L5 Unlock Requests [UR]
  • Status reporting to Global Champs (L6)
  • Make clear arrangements for Country Managers and Region Managers
  • Fulfil activities on request of Global Champs.
  • Coordinate, lead and/or assist on special projects.

What is extra (compared to RM):

Global Champ & Community Leaders (level 6)

L6 Wazers are in direct contact with several people in the Waze organisation.
They communicate the interesting news to the Community.
L6 Wazers have access to the international Global Champs forum.

A list with the Waze Champs can be requested via this forum search.

Waze Level Upgrade Form

As stated above, a level upgrade can be requested via the forum and also via this form: the Level Upgrade Form.

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