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In 2021, the WT Coach licence will be mandatory and this licence will replace the WTE Coach Licence. The WT Coach licence replaces the WTE Coach Licence as per 1-1-2021.

 

In this Q&A you will find all relevant information for you as coach. If you still have questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will receive an answer within one week. All questions and answers will be published as well.

 

        Q: How does the new WT Coach licence system work?

 

A: WT developed a 3-tier coach certification course structure. Level 1 coaches can coach at all WT recognized international competitions including Continental Championships, G1 and G2 events. Level 2 coaches can coach at WTPromoted Championships such as WT World Championships (Senior, Junior, Cadet, Poomsae and Beach), WT Grand Prixand WT Grand Slam.Level 3 coaches are the top-level coaches and are eligible to coach at Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games.

 

         Q:    Do I need training for the new WT licence?

 

A: Yes, you do.We offer WT Coach courses online:

 

            Level I:         

         July 13-16                  19:00 – 21:00 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

 

            Level II:         

July 20-23                 19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

August 18-21             19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

September 17-20       19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

October 1-4               19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

November 11-14        19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

 

         Q:  Where can I register for the WT Coach courses?

 

A:   The registration process for the WT Coach courses goes via the WT Portal:

https://worldtkd.simplycompete.com/courseshttps://worldtkd.simplycompete.com. For all WT Coach courses in Europe, you can register via the abovementioned link.

 

Q:   Do I need to go to a WT Coach Course every 2 years?

 

A:   Yes, the validity of the license is 2 years.

 

Q:   What are the costs of a WT Coach licence?

 

A:        Level 1:          200 US$

           Level 2:          300 US$

           Level 3:          to be determined

 

Q:  Who will teach the WT Coach courses?

 

A:  A total of 38 Educators have been trained by WT to teach the WT Coach courses. Among them are the best International Referees, Olympic coaches, officials and other highly qualified persons with a profound knowledge and experience in Taekwondo. The Educators speak local languages and will be dispatched worldwide visiting different countries and sharing their experiences during the courses. WT decides which Educator is selected for the Course and it can be a combination of experts.

 

Q:  My WTE Coach licence expired in 2019 and I have no new one yet. What do I do?

 

Attend a WT Coach course. After attending the course, you can coach at all events in 2020. As per 2021 the WT Coach rules and regulations enter into force.

 

Q: My WTE Coach licence is valid till after 1-1-2021. What do I do?

 

A: A small group of coaches have previously renewed their WTE Coach licence beyond the date of 1-1-2021. For those coaches concerned, WTE is in discussion with WT to find a solution.

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