It's what professionals do.
Recertifying shows your commitment to ongoing career development and to maintaining important professional requirements, such as insurance and up-to-date CPR.
If you have any questions about your recertification contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recertification is required every 2 years. To recertify you need:
- 12 Fitness Alberta-approved continuing education credits (within the 2 year period).
- Practical Assessment with a Fitness Alberta Trainer/Assistant Trainer (on first recertification of that specialty only)
- CPR issued within the last 12 months and updated yearly (minimum Level A)
- Pay Fees
- NOTE: Documents submitted within 30 days after renewal date will not have a late fee, however insurance coverage will not begin until documents are verified as complete and processed. This date will be reflected on your insurance certificate.
- Fitness Alberta insurance and certification are valid once your complete recertification information is received and processed.
CEC’s can be earned by attending conferences or workshops, online courses, Fitness Alberta workshops, seminars or other Fitness Alberta certifications or designation courses.
Fitness Alberta certified members can obtain all 12 CECs for recertification through online education if needed.
To obtain Fitness Alberta continuing education credits for non Fitness Alberta-approved workshops;
1. Complete the Fitness Alberta CEC Petition Application.
2. Complete the Learning Outcomes chart and upload it with your CEC Petition Application.
Here is a Sample Learning Outcomes chart .
Fitness Alberta® Trainer- or Assistant Trainer-educator certified in your specialty area is required to complete a practical assessment.
Group exercise specialty leaders are required to complete two practical assessments per designation,
- the initial assessment submitted for certification
- a second assessment on your first recertification.
After the second assessment you are exempt from further practical assessments in that designation. If, however, you choose to have additional practical assessments, you can receive one CEC toward recertification.
Late Recertification policy
In the event you are unable able to complete your recertification on or before the expiry date, late registration may be accepted under the following conditions:
- Expired up to 30 days – No late fee, however insurance coverage will not begin until documents are verified as complete and processed. This date will be reflected on your insurance certificate.
- Expired 2 to 6 months – $50 late fee required (in addition to recertification fee).
- Expired longer than six months to 1 year - $100 late fee (in addition to recertification fee.)
- Expired longer than 1 year – challenge applicable exams, complete a practical assessment and other certification requirements.