Becoming a FIDE Instructor and Trainer

1/12/2006 – Germany's first official FIDE Academy starts a new course for FIDE Instructor and Trainer. It will take place in Berlin, from 24 February until 2 March 2006, under the guidance of GM Uwe Bönsch, member of the Fide Trainer Committee and Federal coach. A maximum of 16 trainers will be accepted. Like to take part?

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FIDE Trainer Academy of the World Chess Federation
Hanns-Braun-Str Block 6, 14053 Berlin, III. Floor, Area of the Olympic Stadium

International Course for FIDE Instructor / FIDE Trainer

1. Aims:

To enable participants to teach

  • young and gifted players in schools and chess-clubs and to
  • educate Trainers and Chess-Teachers not only in their own countries but also on an international basis.

2. Dates: 24 February – 2 March 2006

3. Location:

  • FIDE Trainer Academy, Hanns-Braun-Str, Block 6, 14053 Berlin, III. Floor
    phone +49 (0) 30 32 67 96 64
  • German Chess Federation, Hanns-Braun-Str, Friesenhaus I, 14053 Berlin
    phone +49 (0) 30007811, fax: (030) 30007830

4. Participants / Qualification:

4.1 FIDE Instructor

  • Proof of national trainer education and recommendation for participation by the national federation
  • Proof of at least 2 years activity as a trainer
  • A minimum rating of 1800

4.2 FIDE Trainer

  • Proof of national trainer education and recommendation for participation by the national federation
  • Proof of at least 5 years activity as a trainer
  • A minimum rating of 2300 over a period of time

5. Total of Participants:

Maximum of 16 trainers (due to the limited space, applications will be accepted on a firstcome first-serve basis).

6. Order of Events (preliminary):

Friday 24 February 2006 19:00 – 20:30 hrs inauguration and lecture
Saturday 25 February 2006 course lecture
Sunday 26 February 2006 course lecture
Monday 27 February 2006 course lecture
Tuesday 28 February 2006 course lecture
Wednesday 1 March 2006 demonstration lessons, defence of the trainer papers
Thursday 2 March 2006 departure

7. Lectures / Exercises:

The FIDE Instructor course takes up 35 hours; the FIDE Trainer course 40 hours. The courses will be conducted in the English language and a lesson hour equals 45 minutes.

8. Trainer Certificate / Diploma:

After successful graduation from the educational course, each participant will receive a certificate as FIDE Instructor/FIDE Trainer, and after that, the official diploma from the FIDE if the following conditions and special FIDE fee are fulfilled:

8.1 FIDE Instructor
8.1.1 Proof of at least 2 years activity as a trainer
8.1.2 A minimum rating of 1800
8.1.3 Proof of teaching ability given by a demonstration lesson (spoken in English or other FIDE language)
8.1.4 Proof of successful participation of the trainer course

8.2 FIDE Trainer
8.2.1 Delivery of a trainer paper in English or other FIDE language (approx. 12 pages long) or proof of an earlier publication (book, brochure, specialized article in a chess journal) to the administration of the training course by 25 March 2005, at the latest.
8.2.2 Proof of at least 5 years activity as a trainer
8.2.3 A minimum rating of 2300 over a period of time
8.2.4 Proof of teaching ability given by a demonstration lesson, presentation of or defending the trainer paper (in English or other FIDE language).
8.2.5 Proof of successful participation of the trainer course

9. Costs:
9.1 The costs for travel will be borne by the sending federation, club or participant.
9.2 The cost of the course FIDE Instructor/FIDE Trainer is 650 € and includes 200 € for organisation, hotel accommodation (single room, breakfast and lunch) as well as all refreshments and snacks throughout the course, free access to Internet; 450 € fee for course, handouts, examination.

10. Enrolment:
The participants of the course should enrol at:

FIDE-Trainerakademie – Deutscher Schachbund e. V.
Hanns-Braun-Str, Friesenhaus I, 14053 Berlin
tel.: (030) 30007811, fax: (030) 30007830, email: info@schachbund.de
FIDE-Trainerakademie@gmx.de

The costs for the course FIDE-Instructor/FIDE-Trainer (650 €) should be transferred to the bank account of the German Chess Federation:
Account Holder: Deutscher Schachbund e. V.
Bank: Berliner Commerzbank AG, Account No. 7746704
Bank Code: 100 400 00 - IBAN: DE61 1004 0000 0774 6704 00
BIC: COBADEFF
Final date for enrolment/payment: 1 February 2006

11. Arrival:

With the underground to the “Olympiastadion Station”, then a 10-minute walk to Hanns-Braun-Str, block 6. The office of the Europe Chess Union and German Chess Federation is located nearby the same street in “Friesenhaus 1.”

12. Overnight Accommodation:

With the underground to the station “Pichesberg” - Sporthotel, Glockenturmstr. 3 + 5, 14053 Berlin, tel.: (030) 30006-0. Opposite the “Waldbuehne”, about 15 minutes walk to the Trainer Academy

13. Course Plan:

A detailed plan of events as well as arrival directions will be give to all enrolled participants in plenty of time.

GM Uwe Boensch
FIDE Senior Trainer and Headmaster of the FIDE-Trainer Academy


The International Course for FIDE Instructor / FIDE Trainer is scheduled 24 February to 2 March 2006 at the FIDE Trainer Academy in Berlin. A maximum of 16 trainers will be accepted on a first come first served basis. After successful graduation from the educational course, each participant will receive a certificate as FIDE Instructor/FIDE Trainer. Please download the Questionnaire in pdf format. Visit the FIDE Trainers Academy Course site.



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