coaches credential (Floor Pass) APPLICATION Process 

If you are planning to coach in any of the 2017 USA Karate Signature Events you will be required to complete the following four steps to access the competition floor:

1. Hold a current 2017 or Lifetime USA Karate Coaches or Officials membership
2. Have completed an NSCI background check within two years of the start of the tournament
3. Have completed the USOC SafeSport training within two years of the start of the tournament
4. Complete the registration for a floor pass per the individual event registration

2017 USA Karate Signature Events:

January 14-16, 2017
US Senior Team Trials
Colorado Springs, CO
April 12-16, 2017
US Open & Junior International Cup
Las Vegas, NV

July 19-23, 2017
US National Championships & Team Trials
Greenville, SC

Please note that it is a condition of your USA Karate coach or official membership to be up to date on your SafeSport training and NCSI background check for the entire calendar year. Please check your expiration dates on these requirements and update them accordingly. If you need help accessing these expiration dates please contact the National Office -

SafeSport Instructions

Visit to take the SafeSport course for the first time. You may also login here to take the SafeSport refresher course if you have already taking the full course but it has expired after two years.

NCSI Background Check Instructions

Visit and use self registration code 26244495 to complete your NCSI Background check


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