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Boxers, Wrestlers, and Mixed Martial Artists

Important Message in Reference to COVID-19

Licensees,

In accordance with Title III, Section 312 of the “COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020, “the Act”, professional or occupational licenses that expire during the declared public health emergency are considered valid.

As noted on the coronavirus.dc.gov page under the section listed Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, once the public health emergency is over, licensees will have 45 days to renew a license and renewal notices will be sent at that time.

For the latest information on the District Government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will begin accepting renewal applications for occupational and professional licenses starting July 1, 2021. Enforcement of licensure will begin on September 1, 2021. Additional information will be issued in the near future.


General Information

The District of Columbia Combat Sports Commission regulates boxing, wrestling, martial arts, and mixed martial arts within the District and protects participants and consumers by upholding District combat sports license laws.

The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the D.C. Council. All members must be residents of the District of Columbia for the duration of their term.

The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.

Commission meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

Applicant

Items Needed for Application

  • One 2”x2” passport-style photo (.jpeg format)
  • Un-expired government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license)
  • Debit or credit card to pay application, exam, or license fees

 

Inspector

Documents

  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has obtained three (3) or more years of experience as an inspector on the amateur level; or
  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has been actively engaged as a licensed timekeeper in the District or elsewhere for the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application for an inspector’s license is filed.

Work Experience

  • Resume of amateur work experience and certification

 

Referee

Documents

  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has obtained three (3) or more years of experience as a referee on the amateur level; or
  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has been:
    • Actively engaged as a licensed inspector or licensed judge in the District or elsewhere for the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application for a referee’s license is filed; and
    • Certified by the Association of Boxing Commissions & Combative Sports (ABC) as having completed approved training for referees.

Work Experience

  • Resume of amateur work experience and certification

 

Judge

Documents

  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has obtained three (3) or more years of experience as a judge on the amateur level; or
  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has been:
    • Actively engaged as a licensed inspector in the District or elsewhere for the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application for a judge’s license is filed; and
    • Certified by the Association of Boxing Commissions Combative Sports (ABC)
    • as having completed approved training for boxing judges.

Work Experience

  • Resume of amateur work experience and certification

 

Endorsement Applicant

Proof of licensure & An applicant for a license as a referee shall pass a medical examination conducted by a licensed physician approved by

  • the Commission
  • Proof of licensure.
  • Proof of licensure.

 

Apply for license

Click to apply for a license.

 

Examination

Exams may be scheduled online or by phone.

To schedule online, visit psiexams.com. New users will need to create an account and register prior to scheduling an exam. Once registered, select “Schedule and examination” and then:

  1. Select Government/State Licensing Agencies
  2. Select District of Columbia exams
  3. Select Account for the type of licensing exam that you are seeking

Applicants may also schedule by phone at 1-855-557-0616.

 

Fees  

Combat Sports

Application and License Fees:    

  1. Amateur $7.00   
  2. Amateur Show $25.00   
  3. Manager $110.00   
  4. (4) Permit $50.00   
  5. (5) Professional Contestant $25.00   
  6. (6) Professional Show $50.00   
  7. (7) Promoter $130.00   
  8. (8) Referee $50.00   
  9. Matchmaker $110.00   
  10. Timekeeper $110.00   
  11. Inspector $110.00   
  12. Judges $110.00   
  13. Announcer $110.00   
  14. Physician $110.00   
  15. Seconds $25.00   
  16. Verification of Records $30.00

Refund Request

 

Licensee

Renewal

  • Expiration Date: 31-March Renewal Year: Even
  • Boxing/Wrestling Expiration Date: 31-March Renewal Year: Even

Letter of Certification/License Verification
Request a Letter of License Certification

Consumer

Search for an Occupational or Professional License
Search for an Occupational or Professional License

File a Complaint or Issue
File a Complaint

Calendar

    Meeting Dates  

  • January 13, 2021
  • February 10, 2021
  • March 10, 2021
  • April 14, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • June 9, 2021
  • July – Recess
  • August – Recess
  • September 8, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021

Contact Us

Board Members

  • Adam Weers – Chairperson
  • Andrew Huff – Commissioner
  • Kimberly Lockett – Commissioner
  • Roger C. Mitchell, MD – Commissioner
  • Poala Moya – Commissioner

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

Sheldon "Skip" Brown – Deputy Commissioner
(202) 442-4472

Vacant – Commission Administrator

Nicole McClendon – Program Coordinator

Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20024
Email: opla.combatsports@dc.gov

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