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From the grassroots to the competitive strip all the way to the Olympic podium ... TOGETHER, the collective strength of more than 40,000 USA Fencing members drives the future of our sport. USA Fencing is focused on our mission of fostering the growth, participation and development of domestic fencing at all levels. Your USA Fencing membership connects you to the fencing community and makes a difference in the sport.  

USA Fencing Membership
USA Fencing membership is required by all individual members of USA Fencing Member Clubs who utilize the USA Fencing insurance program. Competitive memberships are required to compete in any USA Fencing sanctioned event (exception are Access members.  They can compete in local tournament without upgrading.) The membership year coincides with the fencing season, which occurs between August 1 and the following July 31. Membership dues are not prorated at any time. 

Please note, any new, expired (more than 3 years) or upgraded membership purchased beginning April 1 of the current season is valid until July 31 of the following season.

Membership Dues
The annual dues for the 2022-23 season, effective Aug. 1, 2022, as approved by the USA Fencing Board of Directors, are as follows:

Individual Memberships

Access: $29/year

The Access Membership is for a wide range of individuals within the fencing community.  Access members can compete at all sanctioned local tournaments. In addition, you are eligible to vote in all USA Fencing division and national elections (must be 18 and current as of February 1), gain free admission to all USA Fencing National tournaments and receive a digital edition of American Fencing magazine. *In order to compete at Regional or National tournaments, Access Members must upgrade to the Competitive membership.

Competitive: $99/year 

Our Yearly Competitive Membership is good for the USA Fencing season from Aug. 1 through July 31. The competitive membership valid for all USA Fencing-sanctioned competitions.

Collegiate Competitive: $55/year

College students can enjoy the same benefits of the full Competitive membership at a special discounted price. In order for this membership to be valid, you must be a member of a current USA Fencing NCAA or college club team.

Coach: $150/year

For members who coach, this membership has the same privileges as a competitive member and additionally receive the benefit of a professional general liability policy. Includes background screen and Safe Sport training.

Life: $1,500

Life membership is valid for the lifetime of the member. This membership includes the same benefits as a competitive membership but is a one-time payment.

Life Installment: $150/yr

Allows the member up to 10 years of regular installment payments towards a Life Membership.

Club Memberships


(Annual except for those marked *)



Club Membership


  • Receive General Liability Insurance coverage through the USA Fencing policy
  • All members and participants of USA Fencing Member Clubs must be individual members of USA Fencing
  • Can host sanctioned events
  • Receive website listing
  • Receive magazine subscription
  • Have the ability to field a team at national events and individual fencers can represent their club.



 There is a $10 fee for all paper membership forms.  Save money and time by joining online. Please note there may be a delay in the complete processing of your membership if emailed.  It is always preferable to join or renew online.

Please note, Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.