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AFLCA Group Exercise Certification

Steps to AFLCA Group Exercise Specialty 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

Review and register exam registration guidelines

Step 3: Choose an AFLCA Specialization:

Group Exercise Leadership:

Group Exercise Fundamentals and Designation Courses,

Resistance Exercise Courses,

Aquatic Exercise Courses,

Fitness for the Older Adult Courses,

Personal Training:

Certified Personal 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

Review and register 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 Online

AFLCA Online Registration

Registration Form

AFLCA Certification Form


  • Available CPR Courses
  • CPR MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY and must be current within one year from the date of issue
  • Online CPR training is NOT accepted.

Send your completed package to:

Provincial Fitness Unit
Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road 3rd Floor
Edmonton AB T5M 3K6

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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