In order to begin testing for 5th Dahn, the current Sa Bum Nim must be invited by Kuk Sa Nim or a master. Unlike testing for other ranks of Black Belt, testing for rank of 5th Dahn is almost always under the watch of Kuk Sa Nim.
Upon the promotion of Master, the new Kwahn Jang Nim also receives a new "Master Belt". This belt is much wider than other belts. Along with the change in width, the belt optionally may have the Master's name below World Kuk Sool Association text, displayed as:
World Kuk Sool Association Master Barry Harmon
Upon achieving this rank, new Masters are also given an extra wide white belt to symbolize a new beginning.
The General's Uniform for 5th Dahn has a red trim, and also has white scarf with the WKSA logo.