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AFLCA Recertification for Group Exercise Leaders and CFTs: Forms & Resources

Group Exercise Leader Recertification Requirements

*applies to those certified in Group Exercise, Aquatic Exercise, Resistance Training, and Fitness for the Older Adult

Exercise Leader Recertification Package

Forms can be scanned and emailed to – please do not send screen shots or pictures of documents*



*CEC’s can be obtained by attending conferences or workshops, online courses, AFLCA modules or other AFLCA certifications or designation courses.
*A maximum of 6 CECs will be accepted for online education.

To obtain AFLCA continuing education credit approval for courses that are not pre-approved, please complete and send in the AFLCA CEC petition application or Online version

** PLEASE NOTE: Leaders are required to complete two practical assessments per Specialty (the initial assessment submitted for Certification and one 2 years later for recertification). After the second assessment leaders are exempt from further practical assessments. If leaders choose to have additional practical assessments they will receive two continuing education credits toward recertification.


Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT): Recertification online

  • recertification is required annually by May 31st
  • complete 20 credits of professional development every second year following date of original certification
  • current CPR – Level C or HCP
  • Standard First Aid
  • 2018/19 recertification fees – $145.00

Late Recertification Policy

In the event you are unable to complete your AFLCA recertification on or before the expiry date, late packages may be accepted under the following conditions:

  • Expired within one month from your expiry date – no late fees required as we provide you with this grace-period to gather and complete your recertification documents, but please note that you have NO insurance nor certification when you expire
  • Expired longer than 1 month to 6 months – payment of a $50 late fee required in addition to the $140 recertification fee.
  • Expired longer than 6 months to 1 year – payment of $100 required in addition to the $140 recertification fee.
  • Expired longer than 1 year – challenge applicable exams, complete a practical assessment and other certification requirements.

Please note that until your completed recertification package is received (in full); your AFLCA certification and insurance are not considered valid.

Need an AFLCA Trainer, Assistant Trainer or CFT Examiner?

AFLCA Trainers are qualified to run AFLCA courses. Trainers and Assistant Trainers provide Practical Assessments and CFT Examiners administer Practical Exams.

Current List of AFLCA Trainers, Assistant Trainers & CFT Examiners

Professional Development

CEC and Recertification Courses

Recertification Course Evaluation

Don’t forget to complete your Course Evaluation

Submit your recertification to the AFLCA office:

  • Mail:
    Provincial Fitness Unit
    c/o Materials Management
    Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton AB
    T6G 2H9
    Fax: 780–455-2264

AFLCA Insurance

Upon Recertification, leaders have automatic Personal Liability insurance coverage ($2 million general liability). Practicing within the scope of practice and holding current certification ensures that you are covered.

For additional information, review the AFLCA Leader Scope of Practice and/or the Certified Fitness Trainer Scope of Practice