If the score is within 5 points of a pass the Examiners may at their discretion award an “incomplete”. This is for cases where the candidate failed a particular area which can be retested.
The applicant's Instructor must inform the Technical Advisor of the student's intention
to re-test at least two weeks prior to the grading. Only one re-testing is allowed, after which
the applicant must re-sit the entire black belt grading.
Candidates must complete the areas in full, under the same criteria as the black belt grading, unless otherwise indicated in the examiners result comments. e.g. In some cases, only the breaks a candidate missed may be required.
The re-test can be done at any time following the dan grading, and by any examiner. It can be conducted at a gup or dan grading, or other official session approved by the Technical Advisor. The candidates Instructor should arrange the re-test with an examiner, then seek approval from the Technical Advisor at least two weeks in advance.
A re-test grading fee of $50 (incl GST) is payable before the resit. This should be paid to ITFNZ bank account: ASB ITFNZ direct to 12-3035-0746009-00. Please include your surname and "dan incompl" in the reference.