HEMA Alliance Certification is a service to instructors to help them find new and wider teaching opportunities. It’s not a method for exclusion, it’s not an anointing of “masters”, and it’s not a projection of one martial tradition’s principles and assumptions onto other traditions.
It is less about disciplines and your credibility, more about educator skillsets and recognition *outside* of the HEMA community (ie being invited to teach a seminar on longsword to a sports fencing club).
If you'd like more information on how to certify as an instructor, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements for Certification
- Criminal Background Check (primarily for serious & sex offenses)
- First Aid Certification
- Video Sample of Teaching
- Written Curriculum