After ten years, trainers with continuous license will be eligible to apply for a title upgrade.

The FIDE Senior Trainer title is through personal application, nomination by a National Chess Federations, Continental & Other FIDE Affiliated Organizations and FIDE Officials, or by invitation of the TRG Council.

All applications will be reviewed and voted on by the Trainers’ Commission Council with a 75 percent agreement required for endorsement and then submission to the FIDE Council for approval.