USA Karate Dan Rank Certification

It is the goal of USA Karate to afford all eligible members the opportunity to participate in the Dan Certification process. Applicants whose current rank was not awarded by an approved USA Karate member school/organization or other USA Karate recognized affiliate, whose rank cannot be verified by a reference, or whose documentation cannot be produced for review, etc., may be required to provide additional karate rank related background information at the request of the USA Karate Technical Committee. 

You can review the USA Karate Dan Certification Requirements here.

You can submit your application online here.

You can view the list of Dan Recipients here.

USA Karate Dan Certification Eligibility Chart

CERTIFICATION LEVEL

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

PERFORMANCE/APPROVAL

1, 2, 3 Dan

Cross Rank Recognition Certification

(with approved credentials)*

  • USA Karate Member in good standing
  • Current rank diploma from USA Karate recognized member school and/or organization *(Approved Credentials).
  • Signed application
  • Certification fee
  • Performance evaluation not required
  • USA Karate Technical Committee administrative approval required

 

1, 2, 3 Dan

Certification

 
  • USA Karate Member in good standing 
  • Certification fee
  • Performance evaluation required with USA Karate Technical Committee
  • See USA Karate Dan Certification Requirements

4, 5, 6, 7 Dan

Cross Rank Recognition Certification

  • USA Karate Member in good standing
  • Evidence of current rank by recognized diploma or reference, and signed application.
  • Certification fee
  • Performance evaluation required with USA Karate Technical Committee
  • See USA Karate Dan Certification Requirements

4, 5, 6, 7 Dan

Certification

  • USA Karate Member in good standing
  • Certification fee
  • Performance evaluation required with USA Karate Technical Committee 
  • See USA Karate Dan Certification Requirements

8, 9 Dan 

Certification

  • USA Karate Member in good standing
  • Certification fee
  • Performance evaluation required with USA Karate Technical Committee
  • See USA Karate Dan Certification Requirements

 

Certification Fees:

1st Dan - $100

2nd Dan - $200

3rd Dan - $300

4th Dan - $400

5th Dan - $500

6th Dan - $600

7th Dan - $700

8th Dan - $800