Classification of Umpire
Umpires are divided into Class A and B, the former for international matches and the latter for national matches.
Qualification of an International Umpire
The International Taekwon-Do Federation appoints as an international umpire those who are 4th degree and above and have passed the umpire’s course conducted by the International Taekwon-Do Federation.
A “Class A” umpire must be accredited with years of match experience and can judge international matches in any country at any time, whenever requested by the International Taekwon-Do Federation.
Qualification of a National Umpire
A “Class B” umpire is selected from among 2nd degree and above and qualified by his parent association. He/She can judge national matches only.
All umpires, when judging competitions, must dress as follows:
White long sleeved shirt
Navy blue tie (solid, one color only)
Navy blue pants
White running shoes or soft white rubber soled shoes
(Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do, by Gen. Choi, p. 732)