By nature of being an elite group, joining the British Stunt Register is no easy task. You can't just pay to join and neither can you automatically join if you are a stunt performer in another country.
You must meet an exceptionally high sporting standard in a range of categories and skills and as such, it can take as long as 5-6 years to train for the British Stunt Register.
Currently, the British Stunt Register has the toughest physical entry requirements of any stunt industry in the world. The sporting requirements are on par with becoming a professional athlete and many people fail to meet the grueling physical standard.
Training for the register is not cheap. It will cost thousands and thousands of pounds. You must be able to pay for coaching sessions, clubs, training courses and equipment. There are no loans or government funding available, you will have to pay for the training yourself.
Training for the Stunt Register requires the dedication of a professional athlete. After all, that is the level of physicality you are expected to achieve to become a member. You must dedicate your life to your training and possess a determined mindset. You must train almost every day and that can be hard if you're balancing a full time job to fund your training.
5. No guarantees
Training for and joining the stunt register or indeed getting into the stunt industry any other way does not guarantee work or success. The screen action industry is incredibly competitive and elite so you need to be prepared for knockbacks, rejection, physical training injuries and being determined to promote yourself. However, if you've got a talent for physical performance, have a dedicated mindset and are full of perseverance, you could have a successful career.