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AFLCA Coronavirus updates and information

This page is to keep you updated on changes to processes during the COVID crisis. As the situation evolves, we will continue to notify you via this website, our Enews, and social media.

AFLCA Insurance for live virtual class delivery (Recent updates – April 2, 2020)

We have worked with our insurer to ensure that you have coverage while you deliver virtual (live) classes. There have been some recent updates to the previously provided information.

Available for AFLCA Certified Leaders, Trainers, Assistant Trainers, and Certified Fitness Trainers

Currently certified AFLCA exercise professionals earning less than 10% of annual revenue from online/virtual leading and training

All currently certified AFLCA members will be covered by the AFLCA insurance program to engage and support online/virtual training and/or leading classes to a maximum of 10% of their annual revenues, regardless if working as an employee or contractor at no extra fee.

Currently certified AFLCA members who will be earning more than 10% of their annual revenues from online/virtual training and leading classes (no limit on revenue)

  • Coverage is available for an additional premium of $15 (includes gst and fees)
  • This coverage is valid for until September 30 with a current AFLCA certification.
  • Leaders will be required to renew their certification if their expiry date falls before September 30.
  • AFLCA certified professionals will be required to only work with existing participants/clients. Any new participants/clients must complete a PAR-Q+ and informed consent form
  • Leaders must use an online platform where participants need to login or register or by maintaining a list of all participants attending your sessions electronically or paper copy. Record keeping is important.
  • Music copyright and license rules should also be observed.

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The AFLCA Scheduled Exam Sittings
  • Scheduled Exam Sittings are postponed at this time for the March and April sittings. This is in response to the current unprecedented public health crisis with COVID-19 and in alignment with current Alberta Health Services guidelines. We’ll have further information by mid April or sooner on next steps for the new exam protocol.
AFLCA Online Exams
  • Online exams will be available soon, updates will be posted on the Provincial Fitness Unit website. We will post information as soon as details are complete with updates mid April.
AFLCA Independent Exams
  • At this time the alternative to the scheduled exam sitting is to register for an Independent exam. Additional costs are required for administrative and proctor fees, 3 weeks notice required and candidate must locate a qualified proctor. Further details listed in the online store product, this link will direct you there.
Practical Assessment
  • Practical assessments can be completed by video submission; however, it must follow government guidelines for social distancing and number of participants. Please watch for details upcoming here on the website.
CPR Certification
  • The AFLCA is currently working with our insurer to provide the best possible coverage and guidelines to support all of our members. This includes cpr extensions along with your certification and recertification extensions Please check back here as we will post information as it comes available.
AFLCA Certification Extensions (in-process certification candidates)
  • All AFLCA Certifying Leaders and CFTs will automatically be provided with a 3-month extension to their certification deadline, and the certification extension fee will be waived.
  • Check AFLCA course listing pages for current information on cancellations and updates on AFLCA course options.
Recertification
  • AFLCA members due to recertify from March 31 to May 30 will be provided with a three month extension if extra time is needed to complete your recertification requirements. AFLCA leaders due to recertify from March 31 to May 30 will be provided with a three month extension if extra time is needed to complete your recertification requirements.
  • Insurance coverage is extended for leaders requiring extension, however we urge you to complete your certification as soon as you can. We will monitor this month by month, with our insurer, for those that are due to recertify in June and beyond.
Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
  • There have been cancellations due to AHS guidelines. We are currently working hard with our board and our staff on alternative options for CECs. We will update you with more information as it becomes available. Stay tuned!
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