Documents and FAQ
Here we have gathered together the main FIDE Chess in Schools documents. They give an overview of CiS activities. Those, who are interested in various aspects of CIS work, can find answers to most of their questions here. This is an alternative way of providing a FAQ.

Chess - A Tool for Education & Health (12.5mb) is our all new (2018) booklet that follows on from and supersedes our 2012 and 2014 publications. Also available in Spanish & French: Ajedrez - Una Herramienta para la educación y la salud & Le Jeu d'Echecs - un outil pour l'éducation & la santé

Chess in Schools - Our Global Future (2nd edition, 2014) underwent a complete re-design and was widely distributed during the Olympiad and FIDE Congress in Tromso. You can read it here. It is available for download in a small lo-res (6.45mb) version here .
Chess in Schools - Our Global Future (1st edition, 2012), is still available from here (74mb).

2012 CiS Annual Report is available for download.
2013 Tallinn Commission meeting Agenda is available for download .

The CiS Handbook provides detailed coverage of our whole programme, but is now out of date and is being rewritten. It will reappear here as soon as it has been completed.

School Instructor Title

The regulations can be found here: pdfSI Regulations 2017

Application forms to hold a seminar for the School Instructor title can be found here:
A. FIDE National Chess Federation: pdfFIDE_Fed-SeminarApplication (Annex 7.1a)
B. Other (e.g. Chess Academy, Regional Chess Federation, etc.): pdfOther-SeminarApplication (Annex 7.1b)
Individual applicants need to complete a REG form before the start of any course: FIDE-CiS-SI-REG_Ax7.4a

For SI Title holders and other information about SI, click on the Projects link on the right of this page.

Declaration of the European Parliament of 15 March 2012 on the introduction of the programme ‘Chess in School’ in the educational systems of the European Union

Student membership.

Premium Student members (one year membership is granted for as little as €10) receive numerous benefits, one of the most attractive of which is FIDE CIS rating.

Key Features of the CIS Rating System


Instruction for Chess in Schools Rating System provides guidance for country CIS rating coordinators and school monitors of how to use CIS rating system. One can learn how to become (or add) a School Monitor, enter the results of the games into the system (so that they are counted for rating), and master other important features. The explanation is detailed and visual. Highly recommended for school teachers that give chess classes.  

If you want to find teaching materials and researches on Chess in Schools, please visit our Resource and Information Center.

fsct_fscl_nsct_nscl.pdf (Sochi PB 2014)

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