WTSDA Region 8

WTSDA Region 8

Region 8 Dan Test Information for Instructors

Details for Instructors on Dan Test Candidate Submission Process

Dan Testing

Pre screening

With adjustments to how we are working through the pandemic, we are streamlining how we manage Dan Test Candidate information. We appreciate your help in using this updated process to submit your candidates for the 2021 cycles and mailing as early as possible due to potential USPS delays.

Before each Dan Testing cycle, studio owners are requested to project whom may be testing in the upcoming cycle to the Dan Test Coordinator. The studio owner or designee should submit prescreening information for their studio each cycle in which you have at least one candidate who is an active member with valid membership and:

  • registered in a previous cycle, did not test then, but want to be considered for testing in this cycle (please note if you have the application packet or if it remained with the Dan Test Coordinator)
  • tested in a recent previous cycle and want to be considered for re-testing in this cycle (re-test fee applies)
  • want to be considered for testing in this cycle

The deadline for the Spring Cycle is January 31; for the Fall Cycle is June 30. Please include all candidates, including Special Needs candidates - no assumptions are made that if a candidate registered previously and didn’t test or failed, they will be testing in the next cycle.

Before submitting your studio's pre screen data, confirm each person’s membership and rank status with HQ and ensure they meet age, training, and Dan Clinic requirements. Please note: any Cho Dan Bo student under the age of 10 must have Director’s approval in advance.

[Click here to view 2021 edition of WTSDA Dan Manual]

Submitting your Pre Screen Information

Please have the candidate's personal, membership, and training information available when submitting each candidate for pre screening.

[Click here [Google] or here to download an optional worksheet to collect your studio information (not for submission)].

To complete the Region 8 Spring Dan Test Pre-screening process online, complete the JotForm Region 8 2021 Dan Test Pre-Screening Form

The Dan Test Coordinator reviews and confirms that the candidates submitted meet the membership and clinic participation requirements and works with the studio owner to resolve any concerns before providing a report of potential Dan Test candidates for the current cycle.


Dan Test Application Submission

For each student, please collect:

  1. Valid Dan membership card or Valid Gup membership card (if candidate is Cho Dan Bo)
  2. Dan Test Application [Click here to download form from WTSDA site]
  3. Dan Registration form and first 3-year membership fee* [Click here to download form from WTSDA site]
  4. Essay (stapled; no covers)
  5. Test Fee
  6. Three (3) Passport-sized photos (labeled on back - name/member # - to clearly indicate who they are)
  7. (If applicable) Dan Test Request for Special Consideration for medical or permanent conditions that will affect performance on a Dan Test [Click here to download form]

*Dan Testing deadlines are announced through the Region 8 Instructors Class based on Dan Test Dates. Studios are to submit a single, complete package of all candidates by the deadline.

Students and parents, please contact your instructor with questions about your application.

Instructors please contact: Master Annaliza Setyanto


Dan Test

Waiver and Health Questions

  1. We will be asking participants - candidates or their parents (for minors), examiners, conductors, and assistants - to complete a waiver online in advance of their visit to the respective test sites for the Dan Test as we are operating with adjustments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. All participants (candidates, examiners, conductors, and assistants) will be screened before entering the testing location - this includes temperature checks and a set of required screening questions.  Please do not come tothe testing location if you have had a fever in the prior 48 hours, have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact within the last 14 days with someone who has met any of those criteria.

Test Day

Given our current guidelines and testing approach, the following are in effect.

  1. Parents, spectators, and anyone without an assigned duty are asked to watch via Zoom. They may not enter the location to watch the test. Links will be shared with you prior to the testing date.
  2. To support cleaning protocols before and after each group, you are asked to arrive only 15 minutes early (that means 9:45 for the 10 AM test and 12:15 for the 12:30 PM test) to get checked in and screened.
  3. We will be practicing social distancing, using face coverings, and limiting direct contact throughout the event.
  4. As usual, instructors will receive official test results once final written and physical test results have been compiled and reviewed. Test results will not be available the day of the test.

For more information, see http://bit.ly/4R8DanT