SFB Bodyweight Certification Requirements


The Instructor candidates must pass two tests:

  1. Teaching safely and effectively.
  2. Strength test.

The teaching test is administered at the end of the Certification.

Candidates have a choice of taking the strength test during the Certification or submitting a video up to 6 months after the end of the Certification.

The strength test for men is the one-arm/one leg pushup. One side is tested.

The strength test for women is a one-arm pushup with feet at shoulder width.


Testing exemptions

In rare cases a highly accomplished, national or international-level coach or athlete may be exempt from the strength or technique tests due to chronic injury. The same exemption is available for veteran military, law enforcement and first responders. These exemptions will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Requests for a testing exemption can be sent here.