The rank of maestro can only be designated by an external body such as the now extinct International Masters at Arms Federation or IMAF, or from a recognized fencing master of a similar art or the title conveyed by a master of another fighting art who deems the candidate as a peer. All of the responsibilities and attributes of a provost extend to this rank. The only additional responsibility may be the active participation on the governing body of an external accredited organization by invitation or other similar organization, providing the maestro an international responsibility with respect to the promotion and formalization of historical fencing.

Criteria of the Candidate for the rank of Maestro