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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

How to recertify


AFLCA exercise professionals can obtain their entire 12 CECs (20 CECs for CFTs) for recertification through online education if needed. We have expanded our roster of online courses, and webinars. These will continue to be offered as part of our ongoing operations.

Practical Assessments

Practical Assessments are required for initial certifications and first recertifications of each Specialty. If in person classes are not available, assessments can be completed via live stream or pre-recorded video from home with friends or family.

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 to set up your assessment.
2. You can live-stream or make a pre-recorded video (requirements are below)
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): these can be family members, or within current guidelines
• Music should not overpower the leader’s voice
• New participants/clients must complete an informed consent and PAR-Q+
• Must be performed within AHS social distancing guidelines


Here is a list of locations open for CPR courses (online CPR is not accepted; blended and in-person are accepted):

Heart and Stroke
St John Ambulance
Red Cross
Lifesaving Society

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 virtual teaching insurance coverage, ($15).

  • $5 million coverage to teach online is available for Personal Trainers for $25

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.
  • Current coverage is extended to May 31, 2021, and a new policy will be put in place at that time. Purchases of coverage made before March 31, 2021 will have to re-purchase for April and May 2021 or when the new policy is introduced.
  • If your AFLCA certification expires, your insurance is void.

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

- Services outside Canada must be less than 10% of total operations / revenues
– Client or participants must be from Canada, who are temporarily out of the country
– Any claim or suit has to be filed within Canada

  • New virtual clients, in or out of the country, need to complete a PAR-Q+ and informed consent form. Current clients do not need to be reassessed.
  • Virtual participants must login or register; either electronically or on a paper copy. Record keeping is important.
  • Sessions must be done with 2-way communication in a live streamed session; insurance will not cover pre-recorded sessions.
  • Music copyright and license rules apply.

Purchase virtual teaching insurance