coaches credential (Floor Pass) APPLICATION Process 

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

1. Hold a current 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 one year of the start of the tournament
4. Complete the registration for a floor pass per the individual event registration

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

USA Karate members can access SafeSport training by logging into their account at, and accessing your membership record

For SafeSport Training:

To Report a Concern:


Background Check Instructions

Access your background check through your membership account at

Click here to download the SafeSport Training and Background Check FAQ page


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