qualified to be a PhD supervisor?


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Hello all.
Someone asked me a question i don't know the answer to, so I thought I'd ask the forum.
I finished my PhD a few months ago, so does that make me "qualified" to be a sup?
I can't imagine there's an exam you have to do ;-) (especially given the stories I've read on here about sups who would have failed with merit!)
My knee-jerk, common sense response is that you're ready when others think you are, you're given someone to sup and you get one through :-)
What's your thoughts?