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The Process of Certification

I offer the only trainer and adjudicator certification program for the military drill world. With each certification you then have the knowledge necessary to start creating a foundation of education for those you train. You can build on my knowledge and experience and go further!

How does someone become a certified trainer for drill teams and/or honor guard units?

Choose what you would like from the list below as there are three different certification courses. All training is self-paced with quizzes and tests.

DrillMaster Drill Team Trainer/Coach Certification
Exhibition Drill For The Military Drill Team (XDI) and Exhibition Drill For The Military Drill Team, Vol II (XDII) There is a combined quiz for these books.

The DrillMaster: Filling in the Gaps (FITG), quiz- will include FITG2.

The DrillMaster: Filling in the Gaps, Vol II (FITG2), Coming in early 2015!

The World Drill Association Adjudication Manual and Rule Book, the test for this is not as intensive as for a judge.

Other materials: the drill and ceremonies manual for each service. A quiz for for all three, general knowledge of the differences for each service.

Pass the quizzes and write a short description of how you would teach three types of teams. You find out the types when you test. Pass and get your certificate in the mail.

DrillMaster Honor Guard Trainer Certification
The Honor Guard Manual (choose either hardbound or spiral bound). There is an involved test on this book.

The DrillMaster: Filling in the Gaps (FITG),

The DrillMaster: Filling in the Gaps, Vol II (FITG2), Coming in early 2015!

Other materials: the drill and ceremonies manual for each service. A quiz for all three, general knowledge of the differences for each service.

Pass the test and quizzes* and get your certificate in the mail.

*If you are already a certified Drill Team DrillMaster, the quizzes are waived.

World Drill Association Adjudicator Certification

Exhibition Drill For The Military Drill Team (XDI) and Exhibition Drill For The Military Drill Team, Vol II (XDII) There is a combined quiz for these books.

The DrillMaster: Filling in the Gaps (FITG), quiz- will include FITG2.

The DrillMaster: Filling in the Gaps, Vol II (FITG2), Coming in early 2015!

World Drill Association Manual and Rule Book For the WDA Manual, read the whole first part of the book and then choose one caption. Study that caption and use it while watching drill performance videos on the internet.

Continuing Education For The WDA Adjudicator A quiz for this book.

There are quizzes for each book and you will also have to submit audio recordings and scores for review for pre-chosen drill performance videos.

How does one keep their certification? Once you are certified, you are then trained and ready to move into a position of training others, if you are not already there. However, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it, meaning that even though you have a certification, you need to keep informed all the time: reread each book. Constantly. I will eventually develop and offer web-based recertification seminars at the 3-year range. There will also be yearly web-based training seminars for DrillMaster- and WDA-Certified trainers and/or judges as well as live workshops offered around the country.

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