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AFLCA Certification

Steps to AFLCA Specialty Exercise Leader Certification



Candidates have 1 year to complete certification from their initial Exercise Theory exam.
Candidates have 1 year to complete the Exercise Theory exam from the course date.



Step 1: Complete the AFLCA Exercise Theory course

*Complete Exercise Theory Course Evaluation



Step 2: Complete (or challenge) the AFLCA Exercise Theory Exam

Follow the exam registration guidelines



Step 3: Choose an AFLCA Specialization:

Group Exercise Leadership:

Group Exercise Fundamentals and Designation Courses,

Resistance Training Courses,

Aquatic Exercise Courses,

Fitness for the Older Adult Courses,

Personal Training:

Certified Fitness Trainer

Note: If completing Group Exercise Fundamentals, completion of a minimum of one Designation course is required for certification.

*Complete Specialty &/or Designation Course Evaluation



Step 4: Complete the AFLCA Specialization Exam

Follow the exam registration guidelines



Step 5: Complete a Practical Assessment

*Overseen by an AFLCA Trainer or Assistant Trainer
* Practical Assessment Forms

NOTE: Practical Assessments must be completed in the area of specialty and/or designation completed.



Step 6: Submit Certification Documents

Certification packages must include the following:

Registration Form

CPR

  • Available CPR Courses
  • CPR MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY regardless of the “Expiry date” printed on the card*
  • Online CPR training is NOT accepted.

Send your completed package to:

info@provincialfitnessunit.ca

Provincial Fitness Unit
Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB, T6G 2H9

or Fax: 780–455-2264

Expect 4 -6 weeks for processing, when complete you will receive your certification certificate by mail

Note: Fees apply for the certification requirements: course registration, exam registration, practical assessments, CPR, and certification.



AFLCA Certification has been the standard for Alberta exercise professionals for more than thirty years. As a not-for-profit organization we work closely with post-secondary institutions, government and industry to develop standards that are safe, accessible and that work in the Alberta marketplace.

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