Fast forward your certification

Apply your qualifications to bypass a course and speed up your certification process. 

How to challenge into Fitness Alberta

You may have qualifications that meet some or all of the requirements for Fitness Alberta Group Exercise or Personal Fitness Trainer certification. Below are some of the ways you can challenge courses or exams to speed up your Fitness Alberta certification process. 


Challenge into Fitness Alberta certification

Below are some of the ways you can apply your existing credentials, or challenge courses and exams to speed up your Fitness Alberta certification process. 

  • 1

    Recognition of Fitness Leadership Canada accreditation

    Fitness Leadership Canada accreditations meet national standards, and are recognized by Fitness Alberta. Current FLC exercise professionals can transfer into Fitness Alberta with no courses or exams required. This transfer is available to currently FLC certified Group Exercise, Fitness for the Older Adult, Aquatic Exercise, and Resistance Training leaders.

    Apply your FLC credentials

  • 2

    Recognition of personal training credentials

    Fitness Alberta may recognize your personal training accreditation with another organization. If your certification meets our standards and is current you can transfer into Fitness Alberta with no exams or courses required.  

  • 3

    Personal training exam challenge

    To take the Fitness Alberta Personal Fitness Trainer Theory exam, you must have completed prerequisite coursework at an accredited college or university in the following competencies: 

    • Human Anatomy
    • Human Physiology
    • Exercise Physiology 
    • Movement Mechanics 
    • Physical assessment and
    • Health related benefits of physical activity
    • Exercise prescription and program design
    • Human behaviour 

    Find out more about how to apply postsecondary credits toward personal training certification. 

    If you are ready to apply, you can upload your transcripts and information on our online form. 

  • 4

    Group exercise certification course equivalents

    Skip the course and go straight to writing your exam. Here are some examples of accepted qualifications to bypass the Fitness Alberta Foundations in Physical Activity and Exercise course. If you need more information please contact us at 

    Foundations in Physical Activity and Exercise

    • Completed anatomy, physiology courses from an accredited college/university 
    • Expired AFLCA/Fitness Alberta, or FLC certification
    • Other current or expired certifications 

    To get started, let us know what course(s) you want to challenge, and provide proof of your qualifications. 

Credentials Accepted

Once your credentials have been reviewed, you can register for your exam.

Register for your exam