Membership Frequently Asked Questions

Below are general membership frequently asked questions; for more information on specific membership types, please refer to the links on the left hand panel of this page.


How much does a membership cost?

Annual Athlete - $60

Annual Coach/Official - $75

Annual Club Membership - $200

Lifetime Individual - $1,500

I want to compete and coach at an event, do I need two different memberships?

No - please see below for what each membership includes:

An Athlete Membership will allow you to compete.

A Coach Membership will allow you to coach and compete.

An Official Membership will allow you to officiate, coach, and compete.

I cannot log in to my membership account?

Generally, if you cannot log in to your membership account, it is because you have not enabled the cookies on your internet browser. You can change this in the browser preferences or you can try using a different internet browser and typing in the link directly. If you are still unable to access your account, please send an email to

Where can I find my membership number?

You'll be able to access all of the memberships attached to your account by going to and logging in. Once logged in, you will see all your membership numbers of athletes, coaches and officials associated with your account. If any accounts are missing, email us at and let us know what members should be under your account and we will associate them for you (please include the ID number of these members with your email).

I paid for a membership but it does not show that it is current on my account?

If you have paid for a membership renewal and have received a confirmation email showing the new expiration date, please email the receipt to and we will correct this error as soon as possible.

How do I view multiple memberships under one account?

To link multiple memberships, use the same email address for each membership as used to create your account. Once you are logged in, you will see all of the membership numbers of athletes associated with your account.

How long is my membership valid for?

All memberships are valid through December 31 of the year in which they were purchased.

When will I receive my membership card?

We are upgrading our membership system this year and after the migration the membership cards will be available online as digital membership cards.

Where Can I Order Patches?

USANKF patches are required for all athletes who compete and USA Karate signature events. You can buy patches for $10 each on-site at our signature events or through your membership account at 

I finished adding/renewing my membership, now what?

As a condition of membership with USA Karate, all coaches and officials are required to have a valid background check and SafeSport training on file. Additionally, all athletes over the age of 18 are also required to take the SafeSport course. Background checks need to be renewed every two years, and SafeSport training needs to be retaken annually. You can access both your background check and SafeSport training through your membership account directly at For more information on SafeSport training and background checks, please click here