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AFLCA Certification

Become a recognized exercise professional in the fitness industry with AFLCA certification. Our certifications are based on research, tailored for Alberta’s thriving exercise and health marketplace, and provide personal liability insurance. We are nationally and internationally affiliated through the National Fitness Leadership Alliance and ICREPS. This ensures leading practice, certification transferability, and professional recognition. Individuals must be 18 years of age to obtain certification.

Group Exercise Leadership & Specializations

  • Group Exercise with Specialties: Choreography, Portable Equipment, Step, Cycle, Mind Body
  • Aquatic Exercise
  • Resistance Training
  • Fitness for the Older Adult

Individual Exercise Leadership – Certified Fitness Trainer

The Certified Fitness Trainer accreditation provides individuals with the education and knowledge to design safe, effective programs for individual (one-on-one) fitness leadership with your clients.

Click here For more information about the Certified Fitness Trainer

Six Steps to Certification

AFLCA Membership & Benefits

As you progress through the Certification process you will earn AFLCA Membership status and additional benefits:

AFLCA Candidate

Begins when you complete your Exercise Theory course

  • Local and regional support, plus reminders to help you through the process
AFLCA Provisional Membership

Begins on initial Exercise Theory exam date

  • regular information and updates on courses, conferences, workshops
  • Online Fitness Informer magazine
  • Discounts on AFLCA professional development opportunities
  • Provisional Insurance Begins on initial Specialty exam date
  • Provisional Member Scope of Practice: Provisional Member Scope of Practice
AFLCA Certified

Begins when you complete your theory, specialization and practical exams

Become an AFLCA Training Agency

Learn about the benefits and offer AFLCA Certification courses

Training Agency information

Recertification requirements

AFLCA certified exercise professionals are required to keep their knowledge and credentials current by completing continuing education credits and maintaining CPR. The Provincial Fitness Unit and the AFLCA host conferences, courses and workshops to help you remain certified.

AFLCA Recertification Information

The Provincial Fitness Unit currently supports over 2,000 AFLCA certified exercise professionals across Alberta.