Regular attendance at SDIC or self-defense training at Special Training is strongly encouraged.
SDIC is the professional development conference for NWMAF instructors, held concurrently or adjacent to the NWMAF’s martial arts training camp. Note that this is distinct from the self-defense empowerment model course, which is held during the training camp and is meant to be an introduction to self-defense instruction. Attendance at the model course does not count for re-certification.
Instructors may re-certify via documentation of 25 hours of professional development, at least 5 of which should be from attendance at SDIC.
All 25 hours may be from this source. Additional sources may include:
Professional development (beyond initial instructor training) at one’s own accredited self-defense program. This can include helping to teach new instructors. No more than 10 hours may be from this source
Professional development at another accredited self-defense program.
Continuing Education credits (CEUs) from any helping profession. The CEUs must be relevant to self-defense, violence prevention, or understanding violence and violence-induced trauma.
If you wish to proceed with the Re-Certification process, please complete the application below.
After you submit your application, make your payment. Although you may enter any amount, $125 is the required fee.