The US Fencing Coaches Association is the only organization in the United States dedicated to the needs, interests and promotion of fencing coaches by providing instruction and support to coaches, and nationally & internationally recognized certification We encourage and welcome fencers, administrators, parents and anyone who loves the sport to join the USFCA and contribute to the growth of the sport. Benefits available to members include continuing education opportunities, coaching clinics, certifications, and more.More Information
To prepare you for testing at any of the four certification levels as a fencing coach, we provide a collection of training and coaching materials in the form of articles and videos, as well as how-to guides and checklists for each written or practical exam. Courses are available in your membership portal and are included in the purchase of an exam.
For more information about the certification levels and examination process, click here.
One of the core benefits of membership in the Coaches Association is the opportunity to become certified, or increase your certification level. The USFCA examines and certifies coaches at the four levels recognized internationally by the Academie d'Armes International (AAI) and its member organizations. This program is supervised by the Certification and Accreditation Board, consisting of Fencing Masters elected by other member Fencing Masters. The USFCA certification program provides the fencing coach or teacher a measurement of his or her knowledge and ability through an examination process and certification program.
Certification is granted to individual coaches on four levels: Assistant Moniteur, Moniteur, Prévôt, and Fencing Master. For more information about the certification levels and examination process, click here.
You'll have access to an archive of thesis papers from previous Masters candidates and continuing education opportunities through a series of in-person clinics and events. The USFCA hosts both national and regional coaching clinics, featuring many of the top coaches and professionals from the US and around the world.
Additionally, USFCA members (including those who join at the clinic) will be awarded CEU credits for their time spent at the clinic.