How do I become an SAFD Certified Teacher?
Becoming a Certified Teacher requires acceptance and successful completion of the Teacher Certification Workshop (TCW). These individuals are endorsed by the SAFD to teach staged combat, Skills Proficiency Tests, and Skills Proficiency Renewals. The TCW is an intense testing program for certification, held at the National Stage Combat Workshops. In order to apply for the TCW, a candidate must: Be an Actor Combatant in good standing for a minimum of five consecutive years Maintain proficiency in all recognized disciplines offered by the SAFD. Demonstrate an advanced level of skill in the performance and choreography of the stage combative arts. Show evidence of a high level of professional teaching standards. Hold an undergraduate degree in performance studies or equivalent training. Hold current First Aid and CPR certificates from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and/or other such qualified certifying bodies recognized by the Governing Body. Complete the application for admission to the TCW.