Passing the USA Taekwondo Associate Coach Quiz is the first step in the USAT Coach Identification and Development Program (CIDP). The Associate Coach Quiz is offered online. Once a coach has passed the Associate Coach Quiz, they are considered an Associate Coach and are eligible to coach-from-the-chair at USA Taekwondo sanctioned events. Frequently Asked Questions, quiz materials, and the quiz itself are below!

Frequently asked questions:

What are the requirements to take the Associate Coach Quiz?

The requirements are:

  • Be age 16 or older
  • Be a current member of USA Taekwondo in good standing
  • Complete the SafeSport Training Course
  • Pass the required background check (required for coaches over age 18. Must be updated once every two years).

Please note that there is not a belt requirement to be an Associate Coach

Once I pass the Associate Coach Quiz, do I need to renew or retake it?

No. Associate Coach status renews automatically with your membership each year. Once you have passed the quiz, you do not need to retake it.

How will I know if I have passed or failed the quiz?

Quizzes are pass/fail and you will automatically see your results at the end of the quiz. Your coach status will then be updated to Associate Coach in your Hangastar account once you have passed the Associate Coach Quiz. Those who do not pass the quiz will be prompted to re-take the quiz.

How many questions need to be correct in order to pass the Associate Coach Quiz?

There are 20 questions on the quiz. In order to receive Associate Coach status, you must pass with at least 70% correct. (You can miss up to six questions).

Where are the questions for the Associate Coach Quiz?

Please access the Associate Coach Quiz from the link in your Hangastar account.

The Associate Coach Quiz is listed as an event in Hangastar, please register for the quiz as if it were an event. The registration process allows Hangastar to check for all of the necessary requirements to take the AC Quiz (ie. background check and SafeSport completion). You can search for the AC Quiz by going to the "Events" tab in your Hangastar account and changing the "Type" drop down menu to "Associate Coach." After successfully registering, you will receive an email from Hangastar containing the link to the Survey Gizmo quiz. 

Where do I find the study materials for the quiz?

The buttons below contain the study materials for the quiz. Quiz questions are taken directly from these materials.  

Is there another way that I can submit my answers?

No. USA Taekwondo only accepts answers via the Survey Gizmo link within your Hangastar account. This is to ensure that all coaches who take the Associate Coach Quiz have met the requirements and are eligible to take the quiz.

Is there a certificate for those who pass the Associate Coach Quiz?

No. USA Taekwondo does not issue certificates for coaches under Level 2.

Hangastar will not allow me to register for the quiz. Why?

There are a few reasons why this may be the case. The most common are:

  • You have a current Associate Coach status. (Current Associate Coach and higher level coaches do not need to take the quiz).
  • You have not passed the required background check.
  • You have not completed the SafeSport Training Course.
  • You do not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • You do not have a current membership with USA Taekwondo.

How long does it take to grade the quiz?

Survey Gizmo automatically grades your quiz and you will know your score as soon as you have finished. Your coaching status will be updated in Hangastar within a week.

If you are taking the quiz to be eligible to coach at a specific event, we ask that you allow at least two weeks to process the background check and the Associate Coach Quiz. The background check cannot be rush ordered. If the background check takes longer than expected, please contact to expedite the processing of your Associate Coach Quiz.

I took and passed the quiz, but I still cannot register to coach at an event. Why not?

There are a few reasons why this may be the case. They are:

  • You do not meet the minimum age requirement for the event. (To coach at a USAT event, a coach must be at least 16 years of age on the day of the event).
  • You have not renewed your background check or your background check has expired.
  • You have not completed the Safe Sport Course requirement.
  • The registration deadline for the event has passed.


Course Materials for the Associate Coach Quiz: 


Questions please email Dani Sweigard at


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