Chess in Education Lecturers

EDU Comission launches a new capacitation program

The FIDE Commission for Chess in Education has launched a new capacitation program for Chess in Education Lecturers.

Those who gain this qualification (CEL) will be those, exclusively, who we appoint to the paid lectureships of the FIDE School Instructor seminars.

‘I have learned a lot’ WGM Eva Repkova, Chairperson of FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess.

 Lecturers will be experts in educational chess (not necessarily experts in competitive chess). They will be trained by the EDU Commission, after an online capacitation course of 15 hours, with some offline extras. This training has a cost of €75, which covers both access to materials and preparation, and the exam.

Those who successfully pass the exam, will receive the diploma of Certified FIDE Chess in Education Lecturer (CEL). This is valid for three years, and it implies an administrative fee of €50.

‘A nice experience, fantastic course’ FM Vlad Ungureanu, national coordinator of Romania chess in schools programme.

Certified lecturers will be responsible for running the seminars for teachers (2 lecturers per seminar), and they receive 50% of the total income generated by the seminars they lead.

Applications for the course (12-14 March) are open now and will close on 9 March. If you want to apply, please fill in the Registration form for “Preparation of Lecturers”, and include a resume describing your background. This resume should pay special attention to your relevant experience in “educational chess”, rather than “sport chess”  (please check this explanatory document if you are unsure about the difference between these two concepts –

‘This kind of course is a very good idea’ FM Leontxo Garcia

The first course will be held 12-14 March, in English, online 14:00-19:00 CET (Central European or FIDE time). Link to Registration form:

The course is limited to a maximum of 20 people (first come, first served). Applicants who cannot be given an assured place will be placed on the waiting list for the subsequent course.

School Instructor seminars Seminars for teachers

These seminars will be organized by FIDE, sometimes in cooperation with National Federations, or certified FIDE academies. EDU will decide on lecturers, content, et cetera.

The newly revised seminars for teachers will be given by certified lecturers (CEL), two per group. They will also have a duration of 15 hours, and those who pass the exam will receive the title of School Instructor (SI).

The fee for taking part in these seminars is €100, including access to materials, seminar, and exam. Those who successfully pass the exam will have to pay €50 for the School Instructor title.



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