Instructor Recertification

Keep your certification current

You put in the time and effort to earn your StrongFirst Instructor status; don’t let it slip away!

In order to continue to have access to your Instructor Only page, 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 view your recertification options below.

With the goal of having StrongFirst Instructors continue their education within the School of Strength, we have unified the recertification process. Multiple modalities may be recertified at one time, for one price, on an event-by-event basis. Note that unified recertification may not be available at all events due to space and time constraints—check the registration page for the most up-to-date information and availability.

Skills to be tested are as currently designated on our Certification requirements pages: SFG ISFG IISFBSFL.

During registration one or all modalities can be selected to renew. Upon recertification, testing will be completed at the same time by video session or by other arrangements made by the Master Instructor.

Recertification Options Recertification Skills Tested for One or All Modalities
SFG I SFG I Skills + Snatch Test
SFG II SFG II Skills + SFG II Strength (OA KB Clean, MP) Test + Snatch Test
SFB OAPU/OAOLPU Test
SFL DL, BP Strength Test + BS, DL, MP Skills Tests
SFG I + SFB SFG I Skills, Snatch Test + OAPU/OAOLPU
SFG I + SFL SFG I Skills, Snatch Test + DL (strength test), barbell MP
SFB + SFL OAPU/OAOLPU + DL (strength test), barbell MP
SFG I + SFB + SFL SFG I Skills, Snatch Test + DL (strength test), barbell MP + OAPU/OAOLPU
SFG II + SFB SFG II Skills, KB MP strength test, Get-up, Snatch test + OAPU/OAOLPU.
SFG II + SFL SFG II Skills, Get-up, KB MP strength test, Snatch Test + DL (strength test), barbell MP.
StrongFirst Elite*
SFG I, SFG II, SFL, SFB
Swing, Get-up, Bent Press, Jerk, Snatch Test + DL (strength test) and barbell MP + OAPU/OAOLPU

*To earn the Elite rank: a Unified Recertification option must be selected. If all but one designation are already earned and current, be ready to retest all certifications. Example: hold an SFG I, SFG II, SFL and will earn the SFB certification, a recert of the first 3 certifications must be completed at the same time during the same certification weekend. Passing all modalities will provide a 3 year expiration date for all four certifications.

*To maintain the Elite rank:  the Elite Unified Recertification option must be selected. Be ready to retest all certifications’ requirements listed in the Elite table above. Passing all modalities will provide a 3 year expiration date for all four certifications.

Recertification may be available at Special Events

On an event-by-event basis, recertification (if available) will be included at no additional cost when registering for one of our Special Events. Testing will be completed during the weekend. Must hold a current certification to be eligible. Registration spots are limited. Check the event registration page for the most up-to-date information and availability.

Be ready. Be up to date. Be StrongFirst.