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AFLCA Coronavirus updates and information

This page is to keep you updated during the COVID crisis on changes and policy concerning your certification. We will continue to notify you via this website, our Enews, and social media.

GOA Public Health Measures and AHS guidelines

Online CECs and exams

CECs Online

CECs Online – AFLCA exercise professionals can obtain their entire 12 CECs (20 CECs for CFTs) for recertification through online education if needed.

Exercise Theory Distance Courses
Online exams

Our exams are available online: visit our website for more details

AFLCA Policy Updates

We have adapted our policies to support AFLCA members during the pandemic.

Practical Assessment Exception for recertifying leaders

If you are not able to complete your practical assessment for recertification due to the current restrictions, we will accept your recertification documents without the practical assessment. We’ll provide you with a temporary certification card. Email all of your documents to and let us know if you would like to use the practical assessment exception.
If you are using this exception you are not fully certified or insured to teach in-person or online classes/sessions (in these designations) until the practical assessment is submitted with your recertification documents.

Your practical assessment is due by March 31, 2021.

Here’s what you need to do to complete a virtual practical assessments (live or recorded video)

1. Contact an AFLCA Trainer or Assistant Trainer for details and to set up an assessment. This can be done as a live stream or pre-recorded video
2. Access the practical assessment forms
3. Complete, receive feedback and the forms.
4. Submit with recertification documents.

• Minimum – 45 minute class/session
• Leader must be in view at all times so instruction techniques can be seen
• Minimum – 2 participants (who are 14 years and older)
• Music should be heard but not overpowering the leader’s voice
• Any new participants/clients must complete an informed consent and PAR-Q+
• Adhere to AHS social distancing guidelines

Please note: All recertifying leaders will receive 1 AFLCA CEC if they complete a practical assessment outside of the required ones.

Expired CPR – what to do

If you are due to certify or recertify and are not able to renew your CPR due to the current situation, AFLCA will accept your documents without CPR and will provide you with a temporary certification card. Email and you will be directed to an appropriate store product to submit your documents.

Expired CPR can be accepted for certifications and recertifications; however, leaders are not fully certified or insured.

  • AFLCA members are unable to teach in-person or online classes/sessions until updated CPR is received and certification documents have been sent out.
  • The deadline to submit updated CPR with an exception is March 31, 2021.
  • The CPR Exception allows individuals to maintain their certification timeline and avoid late fees, register for CEC workshops and receive discounts, and maintains their credentials with the AFLCA.

Here is a list of locations open for CPR courses:

Heart and Stroke
St John Ambulance
Red Cross
Lifesaving Society

Note: Blended online and in-person courses are accepted as long as the in-person portion has been completed. No Online CPR courses will be accepted.

AFLCA Insurance for live virtual class delivery and out of Canada participants

*All currently certified AFLCA members who are engaged in any online/virtual training and/or leading classes would need to purchase added insurance coverage.

This additional Insurance coverage includes:

  • AFLCA insured members working virtually – part time, full time or contract. There are no limits on annual revenue for this insurance add on.
  • For AFLCA members that have already purchased the virtual insurance premium – coverage is extended to March 31, 2021.
  • Virtual insurance is valid until March 31, 2021.
  • AFLCA certification must be kept current. If AFLCA certification expires – insurance is void.
  • Coverage is available for an additional premium of $15 (includes gst and fees)
  • $5 million coverage is available for Personal Trainers for $25

*Participants and clients living outside of Canada – AFLCA virtual insurance is valid however, there are differences and restrictions to adhere

- Services outside Canada must be less than 10% of total operations / revenues
– No marketing or advertising outside of Canada
– Client or participants must be existing ones from Canada, who are temporarily out of the country
– Any claim or suit has to be filed within Canada

  • 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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