DAN OFFICE FAQ’S. Q: How do I set up a Dan Office account to promote my students’ Black Belts through Kukkiwon?
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Q: Does USA Taekwondo process Skip Dan requests through Kukkiwon?A: Yes, we process Skip Dan requests. For more information, please click on the Skip Dan Information page in the processing presentation
Q: How do I make a request for a replacement certificate and/or card?A: Anyone who is a Kukkiwon certificate holder, can request a replacement. For a replacement, you simply need to fill out a correction/replacement form and send it in to us along with the $30.00 processing fee. You must submit two pictures with the form. Replacements take 4 – 6 months to process. Download the correction/replacement form. See application form links.
Q: How do I make a request for a correction certificate and/or card?A: Anyone who is a Kukkiwon certificate holder, can request a correction. For a correction, you simply need to fill out a correction/replacement form. If it is an instructor’s error, there is a $30.00 fee. If it is a Dan Office error, there is no fee. Two pictures must be submitted with the form and the original certificate must be sent in. A copy of the birth certificate must also be sent in when making name or Date of Birth changes. Corrections take 4 – 6 months to process. Download the correction/replacement form. See links to application forms at the top of the page.
Q: What are GUP certificates and how can I order them?A: GUP certificates are colored belt certificates. To order GUP certificates your Club must be a member of USA Taekwondo. You can download an order form and get pricing information by clicking on the link on the top of this page. Please fill out the GUP certificate order form and submit it with the proper payment.
Q: Why didn’t I receive one of the certificates I ordered?A: If you are missing a certificate it is more than likely there is a problem with the application. The Dan office does contact the instructor by phone, mail or email if a problem occurs. If there are any questions just contact the Dan office for information on your applications.
Q: Are the promotion applications located on the USAT website?A: Yes, the promotion applications are located on our website. Download the Dan application form from the links at the top of the page. Please choose the correct application. There is an application for 1st – 4th Degree and another for 5th Degree and up.
Q: How can I get Dan certification rates?A: Dan certification rates are only provided to the club members that are set up to use this service. The instructor can contact the Dan office for pricing details.
Q: How can I check to see if an instructor holds a specific rank?A: Not all instructors process their Dan applications through USA Taekwondo, so we may not have this information on file. We also do not release any personal information about our members. The best way to check the rank of an instructor is by contacting Kukkiwon, directly. There is a link to their website at the top of this page.
Q: How can I check to see if my certificate is authentic?A: If you have been promoted through USA Taekwondo’s Dan Office, we can check your status. However, not all instructors promote through USA Taekwondo and we do not have a record of everyone promoted through Kukkiwon, so the best way to check the authenticity of your certificate is to contact Kukkiwon, directly. There is a link to their website at the top of this webpage.
Q: What is the difference between Poom and Dan?A: Poom certificates are for students who are under the age of 15. Dan certificates are for students who are 15 or older.
Q: Now that I am older than 15, can I have my Poom Certificate changed to a Dan Certificate?A: Yes, we can have your Poom Certificate changed to a Dan Certificate. Please fill out a correction/replacement form and send it in to us along with two pictures and the $30.00 processing fee. It will take 4 – 6 months to process this request. If you have any questions, please contact our Dan Office. Download the correction/replacement form at the top of the page