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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 Exercise, and Fitness for the Older Adult

Recertification online

AFLCA Leader Recertification Form

Forms can be scanned and emailed to info@provincialfitnessunit.ca – please do not send screen shots or pictures of documents*

CECs OnlineAFLCA certified members can obtain the entire 12 CECs (20 CECs for CFTs) for recertification through online education if needed. The CEC program is under review so watch for updates.

Expired CPR can be accepted for recertifications; however, leaders are not fully certified or insured. AFLCA will accept your documents without CPR and will provide you with a temporary certification card. Email info@provincialfitnessunit.ca and you will be directed to an appropriate store product to submit your documents.

  • AFLCA members are unable to teach in-person or online classes/sessions until updated CPR is received and certification documents have been sent out.
  • Updated CPR with an exception is due by March 31, 2021.
    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.

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 info@provincialfitnessunit.ca 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. Your practical assessment is due by March 31, 2021.

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Requirements
  • Recertification is required every 2 years
  • 12 AFLCA approved continuing education credits (within the 2 year recertification period): Course Listing
  • Practical Assessment with an AFLCA Trainer / Assistant Trainer
    Practical Assessment Forms
  • CPR (Issued within the last 12 months and updated yearly (minimum Level A))
    CPR Provider Listing
  • Fees: $140.00
  • NOTE: Documents submitted within 30 days after renewal date will not have a late fee, however insurance coverage will not begin until documents are verified as complete and processed. This date will be reflected on your insurance certificate.

*CEC’s can be obtained by attending conferences or workshops, online courses, AFLCA modules or other AFLCA certifications or designation courses. AFLCA certified members can obtain the entire 12 CECs (20 CECs for CFTs) for recertification through online education if needed. The CEC program is under review so watch for updates.

To obtain AFLCA continuing education credits for non pre-approved workshops, complete the AFLCA CEC Petition Application and Learning Outcomes Chart
*Approval is not guaranteed.

** 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 in that Specialty. If leaders choose to have additional practical assessments they will receive 1 CEC toward recertification.

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Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT): Recertification online

Requirements
  • 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 (issued within the last 12 months)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Recertification fees


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 up to 30 days – No late fee, however insurance coverage will not begin until documents are verified as complete and processed. This date will be reflected on your insurance certificate.
  • Expired 2 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 CPFT Examiner?

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

AFLCA Trainers, Assistant Trainers & CPFT Examiners

Professional Development

CEC Courses

Nutrition Resources

Nourish Move Thrive Resources Order Form

Submit your recertification to the AFLCA office:

  • Mail:
    Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association
    3rd floor, Percy Page Centre
    11759, Groat Road
    T5M 3K6


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 credentials ensures that you are covered.

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