FIE/EFC Licences

A fencer can only obtain an FIE or EFC licence via the National Federation of the country of which he/she is a citizen.

FIE & EFC Licences are only available through the British Fencing membership portal.

Please go to – log in using the details you setup to log into membership.  Once logged in click on the Licences tab and follow the directions for purchasing your licence.


Please note: The FIE will not process licences unless the FIE GDPR application form is completed.

Please apply for your FIE licence at least 2 weeks in advance of applying for an FIE  competition entry.

See FIE notice here

Please see below for the form and instructions.  The details and form are also connected to your sport80 profile under licences.

Please download, complete and re-upload the FIE GDPR document to your sport80 profile when you complete the licence application (click here).

The document is an editable PDF.

Complete the form and sign it (do not type your name as a signature or use the Adobe e signature – the FIE will not accept it and we will not be able to apply for your licence).

Please see the video instruction provided by the FIE here for those completing the form on a smartphone or tablet.

From the start of season 2019-20 BF will put an additional administrative charge for processing license applications at short notice.  More information is available on


FIE Licence – who needs one

The FIE is the international Federation for Fencing. Click here to go to their site.

Every fencer and referee competing in FIE events, including Satellite events in the UK or abroad requires an FIE licence before travelling.

You may only hold one FIE licence for the country you are representing.

Please go to the FIE site to view the details of your licence

Under the FIE rules, it is possible to change the country that you represent under certain circumstances, for more information contact  Once the change is made it is not possible to change again.


EFC Licence – who needs one

The CEE, or EFC, is the European Fencing Confederation. Click here to go to their site.

Every Fencer and Referee entering European Fencing Confederation competitions (EFC), i.e. EFC Cadet Circuit, EFC U23 Circuit, European Cadets and U23 Championships.

Every fencer competing in EFC events,  requires an EFC licence before travelling.

To view the licence details please go to the EFC site here:

In the heading type in the first and last name then click on the search button.


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