Taekwondo Canada

Global Licence

Global Licence

Yes, if:

  • you are an athlete, coach, referee or official and plan on attending World Taekwondo sanctioned events
  • you are a coach or a black belt athlete and plan on attending Canadian national events.

Please note that the Global Licence alone is not enough to participate in Canadian national events, or World Taekwondo sanctioned events. The following additional requirements must be met to be able to compete in the above events:

  • registered with a club in your province;
  • your club must be a member of your PSO;
  • your PSO must have submitted and paid the registered participant fees. 

Set up your account

  • Complete the New Online Global Licence Registration Form and make payment ($125 CAD).
  • Taekwondo Canada will create your global account and provide you with your global licence number within five (5) business days.
  • Go to SimplyCompete and choose "Forgot Password"; the system will send a reset link to the email you've provided
  • Go to “Manage Profile” and complete the information fields.
  • Check the tick boxes on the last page ("Waivers"); click "Finish".
  • Go to "Documents" and upload all required documents.

Documents Required for Global Licence Approval

Every applicant must upload:

  • Colour Photo (Preferred size: 2 cm by 2.5 cm and 300 dpi)
  • Passport OR Birth certificate OR Citizenship certificate
  • Kukkiwon certificate

If you are a referee, you will also need:

  • International Referee certifications

If you are a coach, you will also need:

  • Current PATU/World Taekwondo coaching licence (Poomsae and/or Kyorugi)

Step by Step

  1. Login to SimplyCompete.
  2. Go to “Manage Profile” and update information; ensure all documents are uploaded and current.
  3. Check the tick boxes on the last page ("Waivers").
  4. Fill out the new Online Global Licence Renewal Form and make payment ($125 CAD). It can take up to two (2) weeks for World Taekwondo approval.
  1. How do I reset my Simply Compete password?

    Go to the SimplyCompete login page and select “Forgot Password”.

    The system will open a window for where you can enter the email associated with your GMS account or your global licence number (CAN-####), and your date of birth, after which it will send you a link to reset your password.
     
  2. I have paid the registration/renewal fee, why is my licence not approved yet?

    The World Taekwondo will approve licences only if:

    - Waivers have been checked off (last page of profile)
    - All required documents have been uploaded (See “Registration”)
    - Colour photo has been uploaded
    - Please login to Simply Compete and make sure your account is up to date!
     
  3. How long does it take to have my GAL/GOL approved?

    Normally, it will take up to two (2) weeks for your GAL/GOL to be approved. It can take longer during peak periods.

    After making payment and when all documentation has been uploaded and approved, Taekwondo Canada will approve your licence within five (5) business days, after which World Taekwondo Staff will review and approve your licence.
     
  4. I am trying to register for an event, why won’t the system let me register?

    When you try and register, Simply Compete will tell you what is missing from your account. Please provide the system with what it is requesting. If that does not solve the problem, or you are still unsure, then you can send an email to gms@taekwondo-canada.com for assistance. Please include a screen shot of the issue in the email along with your GAL/GOL number.
     
  5. I am a coach and I don’t have an PATU/World Taekwondo coach licence. My status for events says pending. What do I do?

    To register for "G" ranked events, coaches must have a current PATU/World Taekwondo coach licence. If you do not have a current licence, you must register for a coach course at the event in which you intend to coach. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to get your coach's pass on-site.
     
  6. I am unsure if I have uploaded all of my documents. How can I check?

    Login to SimplyCompete. Go to "Documents" and check which documents are “Approved”, “Pending”, and missing. Everyone requires a colour photo, a Kukkiwon certificate, and some form of government identification. Referees also require IR certifications. Coaches also require (a) current PATU/World Taekwondo coach licence(s).
     
  7. I have a question about registration for the US Open / German Open / Dutch Open etc. Can you help me?

    Organizing commitees may authorize individual or team registration, or both. If the event permits team registration only, Taekwondo Canada can set up and register your team. Email GMS@taekwondo-canada.com and advise team name, contact person (should have Global Licence), telephone # (contact person), and email address (contact person). For all other inquiries, contact the event organizing committee. The World Taekwondo GMS Admin cannot assist you on this matter.
  8. My kukkiwon is in progress.  How can I get a GAL/GOL?

    As long as your kukkiwon has been applied for through Taekwondo Canada, you can email kukkiwon@taekwondo-canada.com and request a confirmation letter which you can upload in the Kukkiwon section.  Please note that you will need to upload the certificate image to SimplyCompete as soon as you receive it.
     
  9. I am not a Canadian citizen but I want to compete.  Can I?

    You can compete at open events but not at the Candian National Championships and you cannot be part of Team Canada at World Taekwondo Championships (Pan Am/World/Commonwealth etc).

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