Setting the Standards since 1984
The Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association, formed in 1984, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for the training and certification of exercise professionals in Alberta. We offer a wide range of certification from one-on-one fitness training to exercise class leadership in a variety of settings, e.g. aquatics, resistance training, older adult and group exercise specializations: cycle, choreography, mind/body, step, portable equipment.
The AFLCA delivers a variety of Community Programs to educate, train and empower practitioners within their community. AFLCA Community Programs are available for those working with children, youth, teens, special populations, older adults, and health promotion services.
The AFLCA offers education, training and practical experience for those interested in delivering the AFLCA standards province-wide. Interested in becoming an AFLCA Trainer or Assistant Trainer?
The AFLCA, established in 1984, was the first organization of its kind in Canada. Now affiliated Canada wide through the National Fitness Leadership Alliance, we offer the following to our members:
Conferences, Courses and Workshops
Train the Trainer / Assistant Trainer development
Fit Rendezvous Conference
Perspectives in Exercise, Health and Fitness (biennial)
Fitness Inspiration Workshops
Training L.A.B. Workshops
Professional development and continuing education courses
National Transferability through the NFLA
Fitdirectory.ca professional registry listing
Comprehensive insurance coverage
Fitness Informer online magazine
Access to professional network
Industry recognition as a highly qualified exercise professional
Ongoing support and professional development
Discounts on AFLCA professional development opportunities
Peer recognition, AFLCA Excellence Awards
Increased credibility, marketability, and much more!
The National Fitness Leadership Alliance is a Canadian partnership of provincial not-for-profit organizations dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.
Alberta/NWT – Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA)
Provincial Fitness Unit
British Columbia – BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)
Manitoba – Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC)
New Brunswick – Fitness New Brunswick (FNB)
Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
Ontario – Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)
Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA)