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Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

Become an AFLCA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

AFLCA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer is recognized across Canada and globally. Earn the skills and industry recognition you need to succeed as a personal trainer. Once you’ve certified, you can add to your skills with advanced AFLCA certifications in Strength and Conditioning and Pre-Postnatal Certification.

There are three ways to become an AFLCA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer:

1. Online Personal Fitness Trainer Course

Earn your personal training certification online. The AFLCA online personal fitness trainer course is grounded in research and leading practice.

Find out more about how to earn your personal training certification online and register for the course

Online Personal Fitness Trainer FAQs

REGISTER for the online personal fitness trainer course.

2. Recognition of current personal training certification

The AFLCA recognizes personal training certification that meets our standards. Apply your current certification to transfer in to the AFLCA and take advantage of our insurance, and outstanding professional and career development opportunities.

Here’s how it works:

3. Apply your post-secondary education towards AFLCA CPFT

Students currently enrolled in a two or four year program at a recognized University or College, participating in a faculty such as Physical Education, Kinesiology, Personal Fitness Training, or related program may be eligible to skip the online course and proceed directly to challenge the Exercise Theory and CPFT Exams.

Learn how to apply your education toward AFLCA CPFT certification

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The AFLCA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer accreditation includes:
  • The option of $2 million or $5 million liability insurance coverage
  • National & International recognition
  • Additional options for insurance coverage for employer(s)
  • Monthly updates, and communication, and Fitness Informer e-magazine articles
  • Professional Registration listing
  • Local, regional conferences and workshops at DISCOUNTED MEMBER ONLY RATES for continued professional development
  • AFLCA CPFT Scope of Practice

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AFLCA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer is accessible, and affordable. Grounded in evidence and leading practice, AFLCA certification is for fitness professionals who want industry recognition, and to design and provide safe, effective one-on-one fitness programs.

The AFLCA is a not-for-profit organization, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism RPAD – Recreation and Physical Activity Division and the University of Alberta. With over thirty years of experience in fitness certification, AFLCA provides certification you can trust.

We are also a member of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance, AFLCA CPFT certification is transferable across Canada.