The TACFIT Academy carries all of the prestige and intelligence of its namesake, and the former national team coaches, university professors, federal law enforcement senior trainers, fire rescue captains, and special operators who lead the certification courses.
Phase 1: Get Certified as a Level 1 Field Instructor
Becoming a Field Instructor is the equivalent of a two-year associate’s degree. You learn how to implement the tools, time, techniques and technology. You personally experience the depth in each of the steps, and all of the breadth in the wide range of modalities. This will give you the 6 energy protocols and 4 levels of complexity in the 26 foundational workouts, using our powerful toolbox of low-tech, high-yield solutions: Clubbells, Kettlebells, Sandbags, Medicine Balls, Gymnastics Rings, Plyometric Boxes, Parallettes, Pullup Bars and Bodyweight Movement.You are certified to teach within your department only.
Phase 2: Get Certified as a Level 2 Master Instructor
Becoming a Master Instructor, you become qualified in all 81 exercises, 31 mobility drills and 30 compensation drills: the Academy Core Competencies. You learn how to develop a staff of trainers to meet the needs of specific demographics. You master the ability to tailor the mobility and compensation drills to meet the lifestyle and occupational needs of varied populations, and how to adjust the schedule of “waving intensity” to ensure the positive adaptation to the sum total training, life and work stress load.
Phase 3: Get Certified as a Level 3 Division Chief
Becoming a Division Chief is invitation-only. Having spent years in an agency developing TACFIT trainers, and having performed exhaustive modification and customization of programming to varied populations, you are ready to learn how to create annual length and
academy length periodization plans specific to organizational, corporate and demographic needs. As a supervisor of a particular division, you work with master trainers to coordinate and direct ongoing research and development of standards of training.
Phase 4: Earn an Advanced Diploma
With specific approval by departmental directors, you may participate in an Advanced Diploma certification. This is a competency course designed to give you an experience of the divisions within TACFIT. Supervisors from various divisions and departments will help you understand with wide platform of potential for the system by immersing you in the tools, tactics, techniques and technologies of the broad domains in the system. The content of Advanced Diploma certification address
topical needs: occupational compensation, restorative mobility and prehabilitation, nutrition and wellness, stress management and tactical endocrinology, et cetera… These credit hours count toward keeping your certification up-to-date, or you can recertify,or up-certify.
Phase 5: Get Selected to Test as a Team Leader
Team Leaders are selected from Master Instructors, who have demonstrated significant physical performance and coaching capacity to develop the instructor cadre. Team Leaders act as assistants to Division Chiefs and Certifying Directors. There are extensive physical, written and cognitive demands placed upon this invitation-only certification.
Phase 6: Keep your Certification Current
To maintain your certification, you must complete no less than 16 credit hours of continuing educational every two years pertinent to tactical fitness: by participating in a re-certification of the ever-evolving system of research and application, in an up-certification to level 2 or 3, or a “field experience” in an Advanced Diploma certification.