HEMA Alliance

Instructor Certification

Quality of instruction for the improvement of students

Why Certify?

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 governing-council@hemaalliance.com

Requirements for Certification

  • Criminal Background Check (primarily for serious & sex offenses)
  • First Aid Certification
  • Video Sample of Teaching
  • Written Curriculum


Apply for Certification

Name *
Describe yourself and your HEMA experience to date.
Can be youtube, vimeo, or any other video service.
Proof of background check *
Proof of First Aid Certification
Proof of Written Curriculum *