Keeping your SFL certification current
You put in the time and effort to earn your SFL Instructor status; don’t let it slip away! In order to continue to have access to your Instructor Only site, with exclusive content created for and available to our Instructors, the Instructor apparel store, an Instructor listing on the website and access to special discounts with our partners, please select one of the recertification options below:
- Attend the 3-day SFL Certification
- Video Recertification
- Accept an Assistant Position at an SFL
- Unified Recertification
1. Attend the 3-day SFL Certification
You need only register for the SFL prior to your cert’s current expiration date, to qualify for the recertification price of $500. This means that if an event is listed for December, for example, but your credential expires in October, you’re okay to attend for $500 as long as you are registered before October. There is no maximum length for this carryover.
Email the Certification organizer from the event’s registration page to request your recertification code for that particular event. Remember: You must be registered prior to your cert’s expiration date to receive the recert rate of $500.
You will attend all three days, just as if you were going through for the first time.
2. Accept an Assistant Position at an SFL
If you are invited to attend the SFL as an assistant, you will pay no tuition. (You will be responsible for all of your expenses, however.) If you are already registered to attend and subsequently accept an assistant position, that tuition will be refunded to you.
You must have held your SFL credential for no fewer than 9 months at the time you apply to assist. Instructors who have been recommended to assist are given priority.
Instructions for submitting applications are provided on an event-by-event basis. For more information, please contact the Cert organizer from the registration page of the particular event at which you would like to assist.
More details about the requirements for and responsibilities of assisting are included in the official invitation to assist.
3. Video Recertification
Rather than appearing in person to test out your technique and update your instruction skills, you will supply them via video and receive a personal evaluation with the Chief SFL via Skype or FaceTime, with 90 minutes to discuss programming, correctives, or other individualized materials.
Eligibility and Details
You must submit your Video Recertification registration prior to your Certification’s current expiration date, to qualify for this option. This option will extend your SFG credentials for two years after the video testing date. This option cannot be chosen in succession for your next recertification. (You must choose one of the other options before again recertifying via video.) A new manual is not included with the video recertification.
You may write in your preferred Master Instructor within the form (or, if left blank, one will be assigned to you). Once your registration submission is received, your Master Instructor will contact you to schedule your video session. The session is LIVE real-time via Skype or FaceTime. You’ll have 2-months from the registration submission date to complete your recertification.
Review the SFL Barbell Certification requirements.
REGISTER HERE for the Video Recertification option.