You put in the time and effort to earn your StrongFirst Certified Instructor status; Keep Your Blade Sharp!
“Keeping the Blade Sharp” is something we embrace as Students of Strength. Recertification allows us to be students once again and continue to be sharpened as “iron sharpens iron.” (Proverbs 27:17)
To be eligible for the recertification options listed below, you must be registered prior to your current expiration date. You can view your expiration date(s) on your instructor profile page within the edit section. Click Find an Instructor to search for your profile.
You can recertify in several ways:
- $500 for re-attending your currently held certification
- The currently listed price for registering to attend your next StrongFirst Certification
- The currently listed price for registering to attend one of our Special Events
- Applying to assist at a StrongFirst Certification (no tuition)
- $349 for our Online Recertification platform
Held a StrongFirst Certified Instructor rank that has since expired?
Re-validation of your certified instructor status is now available. Register* to attend any live StrongFirst Certification weekend to re-earn your rank for only $750. *Please email the certification licensee of the location you are interested in attending to receive the registration link. Proof of expired certification required. (not applicable: online recerts or cert assistants)With your recertification you will continue to have access to the following benefits:
- Instructor listing/profile on the website via our improved Instructor Search
- Access to special discounts with our partners
- Access to the Certified Instructors Only page (with exclusive content created for and available only to our Instructors)
- The Instructor apparel store (details on the Certified Instructors Only page)
|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|
|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.|
SFG I, SFG II, SFL, SFB
|Swing, Get-up, Bent Press, Jerk, Snatch Test + DL (strength test) and barbell MP + OAPU/OAOLPU|
Our Unified Recertification is also the path towards achieving our highest instructor designation: the StrongFirst Certified Elite Instructor. Once you have achieved all four StrongFirst certifications, you will have earned the StrongFirst Elite title and the three-year certification time frame it provides (in addition to all the other benefits of certification).
To Achieve the Elite Rank:
StrongFirst Elite is achieved upon successful completion of your final certification where you recertify all currently held certifications by using the Unified Recertification.
For example:If you hold the SFG I, SFB, and SFL, you will recertify according to the SFG I + SFB + SFL requirements (see chart) and upon successfully achieving the SFG II certification, you will now hold the StrongFirst Elite designation.
To Maintain the Elite Rank:You must select the Elite Unified Recertification option. Be ready to retest all Elite certification requirements (see chart). Passing all modalities will provide a 3-year expiration date for all four certifications.
Recertification at our 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.