SDTS Grade Certified Members will be recorded and proudly displayed on the Official Self Defense Company Rank List.
Grade Certification is very different from the course completion certificates you receive when you take the module quizzes. Course completion certificates demonstrate your general knowledge of SDTS concepts, while an SDTS Grade Certification demonstrates you have both the knowledge and the skill. This carries A LOT more weight in the SDC community and will count towards your Instructor Certification if you ever decide to take that step.
In order to receive your Certification you must demonstrate your techniques in front of a certified SDC Instructor, either in person, live on our training portal or video submission.
How it works.
- Download the appropriate Grade Certification exam below.
NOTE: you will not be allowed to skip. You need to pass the tests in order from 1 to 10. However you can take multiple tests at one time provided you have registered for each individual test.
- Register for your exam below.
If you do not have an Instructor, we will assign one to you. You can take the exam in person, online or through video submission.
Click the link below to download your GRADE CERTIFICATION Exam.
Register and for your Grade Certification Exam by clicking the appropriate icon below.
- You must take exams in order from 1 to 10.
- You can register and test for as many levels as you wish at one time.
- You can take an exam two times each before you must register again.
SDTS Student Certifications (Non-SDC Instructors)
STDS Grade 1Register for Exam
STDS Grade 2Register for Exam
STDS Grade 3Register for Exam
STDS Grade 4Register for Exam
STDS Grade 5Register for Exam
STDS Grade 6Register for Exam
STDS Grade 7Register for Exam
STDS Grade 8Register for Exam
STDS Grade 9Register for Exam
STDS Grade 10Register for Exam
SDC Instructor Certifications
- You can only register for 1 exam at a time.
- You are only allowed 3 mistakes per exam.
- You will be allowed only on re-test per exam.
SDC Instructor ranking students and instructors.
- Instructor Level 1 = SDTS Grades 1, 2 and 3 (Cannot Promote Instructor)
- Instructor Level 2 = SDTS grades 4, 5 and 6 (Cannot Promote Instructor)
- Instructor Level 3 = SDTS Grades 7 and 8 (Can Promote Instructor to Level 1)
- Instructor Level 4 = SDTS Grades 9 and 10 (Can Promote Instructor to Level 2)
- Instructor Level 5 = SDTS Grades 11 and 12 (Can Promote Instructor to Level 5)