USKF DAN TESTING
Testing requirements for individuals seeking Dan ranking through United States Kido Federation varies by style and background. In order to test with the USKF, you must be a member in good standing with the federation. IF YOU ARE A STUDENT AT USKF SCHOOL, PLEASE SEE YOUR INSTRUCTOR BEFORE PETITIONING TO TEST WITH THE FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS.
If you are transferring in from a non-USKF school, please complete the testing application below. A judging panel will review your application and you will be sent the requirements for the rank for which you are applying. For members not previously ranked through the USKF there is a non-refundable $25 application fee. The total discounted test amount is for Dan ranks at Federation Headquarters 1st through 4th is $125. The total test amount for Dan ranks testing 5th through 7th is $175. Ranks above 7th Dan are reviewed on a case by case basis, however; if accepted the testing fee is $225. Lifetime Members over 7th Dan contact HQ for discount information.
Individual USKF Chartered Schools may have other fee schedules for Dan examinations that that are more than testing at headquarters. Discounted amounts are only guaranteed if testing at headquarters.
Testing may be done by arrangement at USKF headquarters, a USKF chartered school, or by video examination. On-Site testing requiring travel by the testing board is the responsibility of the applicant. The applicant shall pay for all travel related costs of the examiners conducting his or her test. Fees shall be made available prior to the examination being scheduled. Testings done by video must adhere to ALL the requirements supplied to the applicant. All video tests should be completed in one filming, applicants should not seek to edit, alter, or enhance the contents in any way. Video testing must be provided to the board in standard DVD format. The applicant is responsible for all shipping and handling fees.
Testing does not guarantee rank promotion. Any applicant who fails a Dan test may petition to test one additional time within 6 months in a time and manner set by the examination board at no cost.
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You may pay below for tests at HQ or by video ONLY! USKF examination held at chartered schools are subject to different fee schedules and must be paid for at the school providing the test.