The current and operative DSA Accreditation Program has been re-issued as Version H9.1-1.1, effective as from 1st January, 2017. It contains the following amendments -
1. Coaching - Assistant Instructo Level: The previous requirement for competing members of the amateur division to have achieved 'B' grade status in at least two styles, or 'A' grade in one style - has been removed (see page 12 of the Accreditation Program)
2. Coaching "Coach" Level: The previous requirement for an applicant for this level of coaching accreditation to have two years of verifiable coaching experience - has been reduced to one year of verifiable coaching experience.
3. Adjudicatng "Championship" level: The previous requirement for an applicant for this level of adjudicating accreditation to have held 'Competition' level accreditation for a period of two years - has been reduced to one year of 'Competition' level accreditation.