Moniteur

Moniteur (Level 3)

The Moniteur certification  (Level 3) is designed primarily for those wishing to teach or coach fencing in club, community and school programs without direct supervision. They give group classes and individual lessons to recreational beginners and up to intermediate level fencers that compete. The minimum age for a Moniteur candidate is 18.

A Moniteur candidate should know how to care for personal fencing equipment, teach correct technical execution of various types of footwork, blade work (simple actions, compound actions, parries, counter attacks) and be familiar with basic fencing theory and tactics.

Previously, this level of certification was achieved by first passing a written online examination followed by a practical examination under the supervision of board certified examiners.  That pathway is still available until August 2024.   The new National Coaches Development Program (NCDP) requirements for Moniteur are posted below.

The Moniteur practical exam may be taken from remote, via internet.  Please contact the CAB chair to obtain approval. The cost for practical exam is $60/weapon tested.

Level 3 Requirements