FIDE Trainers' Seminar in Atlanta, USA Print
Thursday, 08 April 2010 10:38

To educate and certify Trainers and Chess-Teachers on an international basis. This FIDE Trainers' Seminar for FIDE Trainer Titles Diploma is approved by FIDE and the FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG). This seminar is designed only for women and organized in cooperation of FIDE Trainers Commission, FIDE Women's Commission, United States Chess Federation and American Chess University.

2. Dates: May 7-9, 2010.

3. Location:
Atlanta, United States of America.

4. Participants - Qualification / Professional Skills Requirements:

FIDE/TRG will award the following titles, according to the approved TRG Guide:

1.2. Titles' Descriptions / Requirements / Awards:

1.2.3. FIDE Instructor (FI) Scope / Mission:
a. Raised the competitive standard of national youth players to an international level.
b. National examiner.
c. Trained players with rating below 2000. Qualification / Professional Skills Requirements:
a. Proof of National Trainer education and recommendation for participation by the National Federation.
b. Proof of at least 2 years activity as a Trainer.
c. Achieved a career top FIDE or National ELO rating of 2000 (strength).
d. TRG seminar Norm. Title Award:
a. By successful participation in a TRG Seminar.

1.2.4. National Instructor (NI) Scope / Mission:
a. Raised the level of competitive chess players to a national level standard.
b. Instructed/trained players with rating up to 1700.
c. School teacher. Qualification / Professional Skills Requirements:
a. Minimum two years experience as Developmental Instructor (level).
b. Achieved a career top FIDE or National ELO rating of 1700 (strength).
c. Trainees have minimum top-10 placing in recognized national level competitions.
d. TRG seminar Norm. Title Award:
a. By successful participation in a TRG Seminar.

1.2.5. Developmental Instructor (DI) Scope / Mission:
a. Spread the love for chess among children and methodically bring them to a competitive level.
b. Instructions for Beginners, Elementary, Intermediate and Recreational level players.
c. School teacher. Qualification / Professional Skills Requirements:
a. Knows the FIDE Laws of Chess (Basic Rules of Play and Competition Rules).
b. Achieved a career top FIDE or National ELO rating of 1400 (strength).
c. TRG seminar Norm. Title Award:
a. By successful participation in a TRG Seminar.

5. Total of Participants: Maximum of 20 Trainers. Applications will be accepted ona first-come first-serve basis.

6. Order of Events:

Friday May 7th Day 1 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
Saturday May 8th Day 2 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
Sunday May 9th Day 3 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

7. Lectures / Exercises:
The FIDE Trainers Seminar will take up to 20 hours. The lectures will be conducted in the English language and a lesson hour equals to 45 minutes. A projector will be in use during the lectures.

8. Trainer Certificate / Diploma:

1.3. Procedures / Financial:

a. After successful graduation from the seminar course, each participant will receive a participation certificate signed by the Lecturers / Seminar Leaders.
b. After the detailed report submission by the Lecturers / Seminar Leaders to TRG, the latter will submit the titles' applications/proposals to FIDE for approval by the official body (PB, EB or GA).
c. Following approval, the trainer will receive the official diploma badge (the badge shall include the photograph of the trainer and the license validity) from FIDE, if the following conditions are fulfilled:

c1. Requirements (Qualification) for each title as described above.
c2. Diploma of the successful participation in the FIDE Trainer Seminar (except for FST).
c3. Written examinations (except for FST).
c4. Payments of FIDE fees (participation and titles), according to the following table:

Title Awarded Title Award (one-time) License Fee (valid for 2 years)
FIDE Instructor 100 Euros 60 Euros
National Instructor 50 Euros 30 Euros
Developmental Instructor 50 Euros 30 Euros

d. The FIDE fee by a participant to a TRG seminar is 100 euros and it must be paid to the affiliated federation/body, co-organiser of the Seminar. The affiliated federation/body, co-organiser will be invoiced by FIDE for the total amount of the participants’ fees. As this seminar is sponsored by the FIDE Women's Commission, there will be no seminar fee.
e. It is allowed for a participant to pay for his Title Fee in advance to the affiliated federation/body co-organiser or to FIDE directly. In this case he/she must inform FIDE in written form for his action. In case that his/her Title fails to be approved by FIDE, the Title Fee is not refundable.
f. A titled Trainer will be charged a 'License Fee' after he/she has completed two calendar years.
g. English language is the official language for communication and applications between TRG and Trainers.

9. Costs:
The costs for travel, board & lodging will be born by the sending federation, club or participant.

10. Enrolment: The deadline for enrolment: 6th May 2010.

11. Board and Lodging: According to special announcement by the United States Chess Federation.

12. Lecturers:
Seminar will be conducted by FST Michael Khodarkovsky and FST & GM Alexander Chernin. Lectures were prepared and approved by the TRG.

13. Seminar Plan:
The detailed plan of lectures / examinations will be as follows:

Please download the Regulations to see the detailed plan of lectures and examinations.
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