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Why has canfitpro created a register of exercise and fitness professionals?

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.

What is a register?

A register is a collective list, or record, of individual pieces of information, in this case individual fitness professionals.

What is the difference between a register and a directory?

A directory is a listing of information that is not verified, a register verifies the information that is displayed

Why should I be involved with repscanada?

As the first organization to offer combined standards and verification for fitness education in Canada, repscanada is the leader in legitimizing the fitness profession. Having your certification and/or trainings appear on repscanada will increase visibility and credibility of your education.

What is the difference between certifications and trainings?

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.

How do I have my certification or training recognized by repscanada?

As an education provider you are able to submit individual certifications or trainings for review. Please contact info@repscanada.com for more information.

What does “verified” mean?

Verified means that the individual has submitted a copy of their 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 “ü”

What does “meets standards” mean?

repscanada has outlined a comprehensive set of standards as they apply to both personal training and group fitness certifications. A certification that receives a “ü” 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.

What are the standards for personal trainer certifications?

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.

What are the standards for group fitness certifications?

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.Click here to view the comprehensive list of topics, range, learning outcomes, and skills of practical competency that form these standards.

Where did the standards for repscanada come from?

The standards set by repscanada were based on both Canadian and international standards for exercise and fitness professionals. Personal training and group fitness certifications that meet or exceeds these standards are indicates as such on the register.

How do I have my certification recognized as “meets standards”?

Please contact info@repscanada.com for more information on submitting your certification for review.