I think it is a test in Belgium not in France. Ppl in Belgium have developed love for administration and looks like they have a lot of administrators in aikido LOL .Can you believe, this is very small country with 8 milion ppl, but they have 3 separated governments, each one with more then 20 Ministry!
I agree with David, this is large exaggeration. May be these folks think that being member of testing board give them special nobility?
I don't think that in reality there is a need for more then 3 board members.Even if you have two large federations like in France.