As the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry, we want to take the lead to increase the creditability of our profession by creating an inclusive and transparent place where Canadians can verify the credentials of fitness professionals.
A register is a collective list, or record, of individual pieces of information, in this case individual fitness professionals.
A directory is a listing of information that is not verified, a register verifies the information that is displayed.
repscanada provides a unique opportunity for you to display your credentials all in one place for employers and consumers alike to verify them. Your position on the register demonstrates your professionalism and dedication to the fitness industry, your clients and class participants.
If you are a professional member with canfitpro your information is automatically showcased on the register at no additional cost, and no additional action is required from you. If you hold a current canfitpro certification it will be automatically be displayed and verified.
Option 1: Log into your member profile and locate the opt-out button available “update my profile”. Removal from the register will take 1 business week. For more information on why you would want to be on the register, please click here.
Option 2: If for some reason you cannot access your member profile, please contact repscanada at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name removed from the register. Removal from the register will take 1 business week. For more information on why you would want to be on the register, please click here.
repscanada enrollment is open to anyone who wishes to display their credentials within the fitness industry. Enrolment will be open as of July 3, 2012.
As a canfitpro member your enrollment on repscanada is included in your professional membership.
For inclusion on repscanada you must either be a canfitpro member or an enrollee on repscanada. A canfitpro membership is required for canfitpro certification and in addition to a space on repscanada, includes a variety of member benefits. To get more information on your canfitpro membership please click here. If you are not a canfitpro member, you are able to enroll on repscanada - enrollment does not include a canfitpro membership.
Credentials can be submitted for verification by email at email@example.com. Your enrollment on the register includes 3 complimentary verifications.
repscanada recognizes various education providers for inclusion on the register. You will be able to submit:
Certifications – a personal training or group fitness certification from a recognized education provider, please click here to view accepted certifications
Trainings – specialty training programs or certifications other than personal training or group fitness certifications, please click here to view accepted trainings
Degree/Diploma – designation earned from a recognized post secondary institution, please click here to view accepted institutions.
repscanada qualifies a certification as being a foundational personal trainer or group fitness certification that is renewable, matches the core competencies as laid out by repscanada and have an evaluation of skills consisting of a theory and/or practical assessment. Trainings are qualified as any education earned other than a foundational personal trainer or group fitness certification. Trainings are required to be a minimum of eight (8) hours in length and run as a live course.
Please contact repscanada at firstname.lastname@example.org or your education provider directly to determine why it is not listed as recognized.
Your position on repscanada is maintained annually. Your certification expiry date will be noted and in order to maintain your certification as verified you will need to submit a copy of your renewed certification to repscanada by email at email@example.com for re-verification. As per the terms and conditions agreed to upon enrollment on repscanada you are also expected to abide by the repscanada Code of Ethics at all times.
You may update your personal information at anytime on your canfitpro Member Profile or by contacting repscanada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you will be able to adjust your listed credentials from your Member Profile (see “How do I submit my credentials for verification” for instructions)
Verified means that you have submitted a copy of your credential(s) to repscanada and they have been confirmed as a certification, training, degree/diploma that is current and/or completed through a recognized education provider. Verified certifications will be indicated with a checkmark.
If you have an “X” next to your credential it indicates that your certification is expired. repscanada requires certifications to be renewable and therefore verification includes confirmation that the certification has been renewed as per the education providers’ terms of renewal. If you have renewed the indicated certification please submit a copy to repscanada by email at email@example.com for re-verification.
If you have a “?” next to your credential it indicates that this credential has yet to be verified by repscanada. Please submit a copy of your credential to repscanada by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for verification as soon as possible.
repscanada has outlined a comprehensive set of standards as they apply to both personal training and group fitness certifications. A certification that receives a checkmark under “meets standards” has been reviewed by repscanada and is indicated as either meeting or exceeding the standards in the areas of knowledge, competencies and skills required to perform job roles.
Personal trainers assist clients in developing and maintaining their health and fitness, achieve their potential, and enhance their quality of life. They are qualified to give safe and effective training sessions to individuals or small groups. Click here to view the comprehensive list of topics, range, learning outcomes, and skills of practical competency that form these standards.
Group fitness instructors assist participants in developing and maintaining their health and fitness, achieve their potential, and enhance their quality of life. They are qualified to teach safe and effective classes to music. Click here to view the comprehensive list of topics, range, learning outcomes, and skills of practical competency that form these standards.
The standards set by repscanada were based on both Canadian and international standards for exercise and fitness professionals. Personal training and group fitness cerifications that meet or exceeds these standards are indicates as such on the register.
A code of ethics aids in increasing not only the creditability but the professionalism of the fitness industry. By offering mapping for standards and ethical conduct, repscanada helps give piece of mind to employers and consumers that the fitness professional they are working with has agreed to uphold the expectations of conduct set forth by repscanada.
Yes, you may be removed due to a violation of the code of ethics, and potentially for other reasons.