Equivalency

USFCA Equivalency to Past Coaches College certified students

Past Coaches College (CC) graduates up to 2011 may apply for equivalency with the USFCA by purchasing "USFACC Equivalency" from the Testing Center and completing the application provided.

Note: You will need to be a USFCA member and logged into your account in order to see and purchase the application.

Equivalencies being offered are per weapon and shown below.

CC Level 1 - Assistant Moniteur
CC Level 2 - Moniteur
CC Level 3 - Prevot 
CC Level 4 - Prevot
CC Level 5 - Master (with approved and completed Master’s project, thesis or presentation)

USFCA Master Certification Exemption Process

The second method to apply for equivalency is available for notable coaches wishing to apply for Master's certification. This document describes the petition process in order for the USFCA to consider notable coaches, for a special exemption to not write the thesis or take the practical test. Based on the applicants information submitted the CAB will review and recommend certification levels for a petitioning coach. In some instances, a lower rating may be offered if the applicant does not meet the Master's criteria. All certifications proposed by the CAB through this process, require EC review and approval of the certification before the certification can be presented to the petitioner. Please use the "Master Certification Exemption Process" application and purchase a "Master Exemption Application Fee" from the Online store.

Note: You will need to be a USFCA member in order to see and purchase the application fee to accompany your application.

USFCA Master certificate for Masters certified in other countries:

For U.S. coaches who have been certified as Fencing Masters in other AAI countries, the USFCA can provide an equivalent USFCA Master certificate.  The candidate should contact the CAB Chair and provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Proof of AAI recognized Master level certification
  • Proof of USFCA membership
  • Proof of USA Fencing Coach level certification including Safesport certification
  • Address to mail your new USFCA certification