USKF Instructor Application!

United States Kido Federation

Instructor Benefits

Instructors certified through the USKF receive a number of benefits in excess of those they receive as a USKF certified black belt and member including, but not limited to; the opportunity to attend free instructional skills seminars, access to other USKF Instructors and Officials for business consultation, discounts on seminar and tournament application fees, and curriculum support.

Instructor Requirements:

Instructor Certification

The United States Kido Federation requires all teaching* black belt members to maintain USKF instructors certification. This requirement is waived for members who have independently achieved instructors certification through National Certification Commission on Martial Arts, the International TaeKwon-Do Federation, the International Jun Tong TaeKwon-Do Federation, and other affiliated organizations.

All instructor certification requirements are listed on the application, however; minimum requirements include time in grade, hours taught, CPR/First Aid Certification, and may include a background check. The USKF will not certify any member as an instructor who has been convicted of any crime against children, moral turpitude, felony theft, or felony drug offense. 

All applicants must submit a completed application at which point the necessity for a background check will be determined. Applicants may be required to submit verification of an independent background investigation at their own cost if requested by the USKF. Reasons for automatic waiver include, but are not limited to those individuals working in fields that routinely require background investigation as part of licensure including but not limited to: Active Law Enforcement, Active Educator, Social Worker, and/or Active Military. 

Instructor Levels

Assistant Instructor – Available to 1st and 2nd Dans with less than 3 years in grade as a black belt and who are at least 16 years of age. Assistant Instructors must have at least 5 years minimum total training in their art. ($135.00)

Instructor – Available to 2nd to 4th Dans with 5 or more years in grade as a black belt and who are at least 16 years of age.  Instructors must have at least 8 years minimum total training time in their art. ($155.00)

Senior Instructor/Junior Master – Available to 4th and 5th Dans with 8 or more years in grade as a black belt and who is at least 25 years of age.  Junior Master must have at least 15 years total training time in their art. ($155.00)

Master Instructor – Available to 5th Dans and above with 12 or more years in grade as a black belt and who is at least 30 years of age. Master Instructors must have at least 20 years total training time in their art.  ($175.00)

GrandMaster – Available to 8th Dans and above.  Special submission and board approval required.


The average cost for a first time applicant is $160 (includes background check) if made directly to the Federation. The cost for subsequent applications follow fee schedule below if made directly to Federation. Special discounts on instructor certifications may be available for those black belts training at USKF Chartered Schools. See your head instructor for details. USKF instructor certification is good for 2 years from the date of issue.

All Instructor Packages:

All Instructor certification packages will include (at minimum) an instructor certification certificate and identification card. You may request 20 blank gup testing cards,  testing submission template, gup testing submission protocols, shared compensation opportunities information, and 4 complimentary member patches at no additional cost.  

On-Line Instructor Application

    Member Name (required)

    Email Address (required)

    Telephone Number (required)

    Full Address: Number, Street, City, State, Zip Code (required)

    Date of Birth YYYY-MM-DD (required)

    What style of Korean martial arts do you practice (required)
    TaeKwon-DoHapkidoTang Soo DoOther Korean Art

    What is your Current Rank (required)
    1st Dan2nd Dan3rd Dan4th Dan5th Dan6th Dan7th Dan8th Dan9th Dan

    What Instructor Certification Level are you requesting? (required)Assistant InstructorInstructorSenior InstructorMasterMaster InstructorSenior MasterGrandmaster

    USKF Member Number (required) If you are not a member you must join before applying for certification

    School Name (required)

    School Address (required) Number, Street, City, State, Zip Code

    Your Instructor Name and Contact Information

    INFORMATION RELEASE: I understand that the United States Kido Federation reserves the right to conduct background checks of any applicant requesting instructor certification. By electronically signing this form I am agreeing to a background check to determine my fitness to teach martial arts as a United States Kido Federation Certified Instructor. I understand the United States Kido Federation has created strict rules over the issuance of instructor certification to protect members. I swear and affirm that I have not been convicted of any crime involving a minor, crime of violence, sex crime, felony theft, felony drug offense, or any crime involving moral turpitude. I am not currently in a civil case or have been the respondent in any civil case where a decision was awarded to the plaintiff due to any manner of sexual harassment or battery. I understand that United States Kido Federation Instructor Certification will be rejected or immediately revoked if any submitted information is found to be fraudulent or untrue in any manner either through direct deception or omission of fact. I understand that instructor certification through the United States Kido Federation is issued and revoked at the discretion of the organization. I understand that I have no propriety, fiduciary, or organizational management rights within the United States Kido Federation other than those issued to me in writing from a duly authorized federation official and any rights, duties, or responsibilities so issued may be revoked at anytime. I agree to notify the United States Kido Federation within 72 hours of any public allegation, criminal, or civil action that may compromise my reputation as an instructor or damage the organization. I agree to hold harmless the United Stated Kido Federation, its parent company, officers, officials, or assignees for any act (negligent or intentional) or omission of a requirement to act that I perform or fail to perform as a United States Kido Federation Certified Instructor.
    I swear and affirm that all information contained herein and attached hereto is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I agree to abide by the terms of issuance.

    I hereby certify that I am at least 19 years of age. If I am not at least 19 years of age, the signature of my parent(s) and/or legal guardian (s) must appear in the box below.

    If member is under 19, insert parent/guardian contact information. Name, Address, Telephone Number


    Now you are at the last step. Don’t forget to submit your fees.


    Instructor Fees – 2 Years
    Certification Level

    First Time Applicant Select Background Check Option Also


    Applicant Name

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