The World Taekwondo (WT) has mandated that participants, Athletes, Coaches, and Officials, acquire a World Taekwondo Global License to register and compete in WT sanctioned events. At this time, World Taekwondo, has changed the registration system being used to process World Taekwondo Global Licenses and it is unable to process payments. Anyone wishing to obtain a Global License must pay in full and fill out the necessary details on the World Taekwondo Global Membership System to receive their Global License.

To complete your application for the WT Global License you will first need to make the payment to USAT.  To make the payment log into Hang-A-Star, sign to your account and click World Taekwondo Global License under the events tab.  You will be able to pay for you license here.

USA Taekwondo members wanting to apply for a Global Coach License or Officials License must also have completed and cleared a USA Taekwondo background check and mandated Safe Sport Training video. Your license will not be processed until this has been completed.

Starting in 2018, World Taekwondo has changed the Global License Options. Those individuals wishing to participate in World Taekwondo Sanctioned events must have a World Taekwondo Global License and the WT Event Pass. If you have a current Global License, you will need to upgrade to the World Taekwondo Event Pass to be able to register for World Taekwondo Sanctioned Event. Please see the information below for pricing options:

WT License Type

License Fee

WT Event Pass (needed for WT Sanctioned Events)

Card Print Fee

Athlete

All Ages

$5

$50

$5

Official

Coach, Referee, Official or Doctor

$5

$50

$5

WT Global License

Volunteer

$5

$50

$5

WT Global License

Media or Fan

$3

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please ensure you pay the correct amount as shown on the Simply Compete website. It is your responsibility to make the correct payment. Please note that if you do not pay the correct amount your Global License will be delayed, which could lead to you missing a registration deadline or early payment discount. USA Taekwondo will not be held responsible for any consequences caused by not paying the correct amount.

If you are renewing your Global License, you will still need to login and update your password and electronically agree to the World Taekwondo waivers.  You can find the waivers by going to Edit Profile and the Waivers tab will be located on the bottom, left of the site. 

To complete the process on the World Taekwondo Global Membership System, please go to https://worldtkd.simplycompete.com/    

 

Updated WT License Information/Hang-A-Star Payment Options

WT Global License – World Taekwondo Membership ONLY

This will give you membership to World Taekwondo with no membership card.  You can print a membership card from your WT profile.  This does NOT allow you to register and compete in WT sanctioned events.  Cost is $5.   

WT Global License – World Taekwondo Member ONLY with Global License Card

This will give you membership to World Taekwondo and will give you a WT membership card.  This does NOT allow you to register and compete in WT sanctioned events.  Cost is $10.   

 

 

WT Global License – World Taekwondo Event Pass

This will give you membership to World Taekwondo with no membership card.  You can print a membership card from your WT profile.  This WILL allow you to register and participate in WT sanctioned events.  Cost is $50. 

 

WT Global License – World Taekwondo Event Pass with Global License Card      

This will give you membership to World Taekwondo and will give you WT membership card.   This WILL allow you to register and participate in WT sanctioned events.  Cost is $55. 

 

 

WT Global License – World Taekwondo Event Pass UPGRADE

If you have already purchased a World Taekwondo license that expires after 2017 you must now purchase an Event Pass.  This will be with no membership card and that can be printed from your WT profile.  This WILL allow you to register and participate in WT sanctioned events.  Cost is $20. 

 

WT Global License – World Taekwondo Event Pass UPGRADE with Global License Card

If you have already purchased a World Taekwondo license that expires after 2017 you must now purchase an Event Pass.  This will give you a membership card.  This WILL allow you to register and participate in WT sanctioned events.  Cost is $25. 

 

 

Who needs a WT Event Pass?

All Kyorugi and Poomsae Athletes of all ages that wish to compete in WT sanctioned events

All Team Officials: Coaches, Managers, and Medical

Athletes and Officials participating in WT sanctioned Championships, WT Ranking Point Tournaments, including the US Open, and Continental Union recognized tournaments are required to obtain a WT Global License. 

 

Do referees need a Global License?

No

 

When should I apply/renew?

As soon as possible.  Apply/renew a minimum of 2 months prior to the start of the competition you are planning to attend.

 

What documentation do I need to provide for my Global License?

Global License/Event Pass applicants will not be able to participate or register for any WT Sanctioned events until all the appropriate documentation listed below is submitted and approved by both USAT and the WT:

  1. A color passport style ID picture.
  2. Valid copy of a current U.S. Passport. If a member is not in possession of a Passport, the member can upload a Birth Certificate, Driver’s License or Green Card under National ID. 
  3. Proof of black belt- The WT will accept either a USAT or Club certificate or Kukkiwon certificate. (Please note that Kukkiwon Certificates are NOT required as proof of black belt certification).  Kukkiwon certification is only required at WT promoted championships, such as the World Championships, Pan Am Championships, Grand Prix(s), etc.
    ***Kukkiwon or Black Belt Certificate is not required for Global Officials***
  4. Submit payment in Hang-A-Star
  5. Member must have current USAT membership.  (Global Officials are required to complete the Background check and the SafeSport video training through USAT)
  6. A member must input the correct mailing address into the WT membership profile.  If a mailing address is not entered at the time the card is ordered, the global license card will not be mailed to the member.

***All coaches must have a valid background check and complete the SafeSport training in order to obtain a valid global license.*** Click HERE to begin your SafeSport training now.

Where can I apply for a GAL/GOL?

To complete your application simply CLICK HERE and complete the online registration process.  Please note, you must choose U.S.A. - USA Taekwondo, Inc. in the drop-down and click the "Sign Up" button to register.

To make payment please CLICK HERE, sign into your account and click on the appropriate event under the events tab.  

I'm having trouble uploading pictures, what do I do?

Headshot photo:

  • The photograph must be a passport-style headshot of the member, suitable for use on the WT GMS card. The photograph must be in color.
  • The photo should be neatly cropped, no exceeding borders.
  • The image MUST be 236x295 in size. (check photo properties by right clicking on photo).  Please follow this step by step instruction, it will allow you to upload a photo in the correct format:

  1. Open the photo you want to use in the application "Paint" on your computer
  2. In the application "Paint" press the "resize" button (located under the "crop" button")
  3. Click "Pixels"
  4. Unclick "maintain aspect ratio"
  5. Under Pixels, enter horizontal: 236 and vertical: 295
  6. The image must be vertical
  7. The image file must be saved in an individual JPG format and uploaded 

Kukkiwon certificate/card or Black Belt Certificate:  

  • A Kukkiwon certificate or card can be uploaded under "Kukkiwon Certification"
  • A Black Belt certificate can be uploaded under "Kukkiwon Certification"

Passport

  • Passport must be current at the time of the WT sanctioned event
  • The name on the passport must match the name on the Global License Account
  • Expiration date must be entered in the format DD/MM/YYYY

National ID

  • The WT will accept a copy of a Birth Certificate, Driver's License or Green Card if the member does not have a passport
  • National ID Number and member nation is required.  If the document does not have a specific ID number, please use any type of identification number listed on the document. 
  • Start and expiration dates are not required for National ID's

 

Why is my status listed as unapproved?

First, please verify that all required documentation has been approved.  If all documentation has been approved, you are seeing this status because your card has yet to be shipped. If your card status reads "Approved to Print", then you do not need to provide any further documentation and will receive your card in 6-12 weeks.  If you are attending a WT sanctioned event before you will receive your card, please follow the instructions listed below.  

 

When should I expect to receive my card?

If you chose to have a WT membership card it will take approximately 6 – 12 weeks (depending on the time of year) to receive your GAL/GOL card.  If you are planning to attend a WT sanctioned event and will not receive your Global License card on time, follow the instructions below to print out confirmation of GAL/GOL.

  1. After final approval, an email will be sent to the address supplied on the application.  Use the log-in information to sign in to the WT Simply Compete system.
  2. Once you are logged on, click on “Membership Profile
  3. Click “Membership
  4. Print this Global License confirmation for your records

The document that prints will provide proof of Global License to any international organizing committee.

Have questions or concerns?

Contact gal@usa-taekwondo.us