Armoury

Armourer Certification

Basic registration to becoming an AFA Registered Armourer.

Provincial Armoury Certification Pathway

**No previous fencing experience needed
  1. Must attend at least one Association-hosted armoury workshop that covers the basics of tournament armoury duties. This includes: mask checks, bodywire checks, basic reel and scoring unit checks. It is not necessary for the Tournament Armourer to be able to repair a reel or scoring unit.
  2. One competition under the observation of a Certified Tournament, Club, or Provincial Armourer.

 

Once Step 2 is completed the designation is Certified Tournament Armourer.

 

**The Association will keep a current list of qualified armourers available for tournaments.

**No previous fencing experience needed
  1. Must be a Certified Tournament Armourer
  2. Must attend at least three Association-hosted armoury workshops that cover weapon maintenance and wiring, uniform maintenance, and basic reel and scoring unit repair.
  3. Lead an armoury workshop under the supervision of a Certified Club or Provincial Armourer.
  4. A Certified Club Armourer is an acceptable level for maintaining Association-owned equipment.

 

Once Step 3 is completed the designation is Certified Club Armourer.

**No previous fencing experience – open access
  1. Attend Tournament Armoury workshop (Listed under Tournament Armourer stream)
  2. Three competitions under observation and mentorship by Provincial Armourer
  3. After 1 year exam practical and theory and over 16 yrs old

 

Once Step 3 is completed the designation is Certified Assistant Provincial Armourer.

**Follow the National Armoury Certification Pathway offered by the Canadian Fencing Federation to obtain the Certified Provincial Armourer designation.

NOTES:

  • Must be a Certified Assistant Provincial Armourer with minimum of 1 yr of active experience.

 

  1. Attend Provincial Armourer Workshop and Exam
  2. Attend 2 provincial (unpaid) open competitions for observation and mentorship by National Armourer
  3. If you meet minimum evaluation then proceed to running competitions
    • If you fail to meet minimum evaluation then additional competitions may be required
  4. Run 2 provincial competitions and provincial championships (1/2 paid) while being observed and mentored
    •  Should there be a need, additional competitions may be required

 

Once Step 3 is completed the designation is Certified Provincial Armourer.

NOTES:

  • Must be a Certified Provincial Armourer for a minimum of 2 yrs and have the recommendation of a National Armourer

 

  1. Attend National Armourer Workshop/Exam at CFF National circuit event.
  2. Attend 2 National circuit events (unpaid) and be evaluated
  3. Run 1 National circuit event (1/2 paid) and receive final evaluation and observation running event.

 

Once Step 3 is completed the designation is Certified National Armourer.

National Armoury Certification Pathway

**No previous fencing experience – open access
  1. Attend Tournament Armoury workshop (Listed under Tournament Armourer stream)
  2. Three competitions under observation and mentorship by Provincial Armourer
  3. After 1 year exam practical and theory and over 16 yrs old

 

Once Step 3 is completed the designation is Certified Assistant Provincial Armourer.

**Follow the National Armoury Certification Pathway offered by the Canadian Fencing Federation to obtain the Certified Provincial Armourer designation.

NOTES:

  • Must be a Certified Assistant Provincial Armourer with minimum of 1 yr of active experience.

 

  1. Attend Provincial Armourer Workshop and Exam
  2. Attend 2 provincial (unpaid) open competitions for observation and mentorship by National Armourer
  3. If you meet minimum evaluation then proceed to running competitions
    • If you fail to meet minimum evaluation then additional competitions may be required
  4. Run 2 provincial competitions and provincial championships (1/2 paid) while being observed and mentored
    •  Should there be a need, additional competitions may be required

 

Once Step 3 is completed the designation is Certified Provincial Armourer.

NOTES:

  • Must be a Certified Provincial Armourer for a minimum of 2 yrs and have the recommendation of a National Armourer

 

  1. Attend National Armourer Workshop/Exam at CFF National circuit event.
  2. Attend 2 National circuit events (unpaid) and be evaluated
  3. Run 1 National circuit event (1/2 paid) and receive final evaluation and observation running event.

 

Once Step 3 is completed the designation is Certified National Armourer.

Tips and Tricks on Fixing Fencing Equipment