Yes. Students are invited to participate based on their skill level, the amount of time they’ve trained, and the specific requirements of their club.
Students always know exactly what is expected of them before they test; we don’t throw in any surprises at the last minute. Before being invited to test, we make sure that our students are thoroughly familiar with the material and have demonstrated the ability to consistently perform at the required level in class.
Testing is an opportunity to formally demonstrate your progress to your instructors, your peers, and yourself.