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Become a recognized exercise professional in the fitness industry with AFLCA certification! The AFLCA provides certifications in both exercise specialty leadership (Specialty Leaders) and personal training (Certified Fitness Trainer) settings.
*Individuals must be 18 years of age to obtain certification

Our certifications are based on research, tailored for Alberta’s thriving exercise and health marketplace, and provide personal liability insurance.

We are nationally and internationally affiliated through the National Fitness Leadership Alliance and ICREPS. This means that our certifications meet both national and international recognized standards and follow industry leading practice. It also allows for certification transferability both nationally and internationally.

All AFLCA certified exercise professionals qualify to be registered on, the only Alberta register of exercise professionals recognized by the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals.

Full AFLCA Membership & Benefits are listed here:

AFLCA Membership & Benefits

As you progress through the Certification process you will earn AFLCA Membership status and additional benefits:

AFLCA Candidate

Begins when you complete your Exercise Theory course

  • Local and regional support, plus reminders to help you through the process
AFLCA Provisional Membership

Begins on initial Exercise Theory exam date

  • regular information and updates on courses, conferences, workshops
  • Online articles/resources
  • Discounts on AFLCA professional development opportunities
  • Provisional Insurance Begins on initial Specialty exam date
  • Provisional Member Scope of Practice: Provisional Member Scope of Practice
AFLCA Certified

Begins when you complete your theory, specialization and practical exams

  • National portability
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage
  • registration
  • Ongoing support and professional development
  • Increased credibility and marketability

Resources and Support to Fitness facilities

Become an AFLCA Training Centre

We provide a range of services to fitness facilities including support for AFLCA certification, ongoing professional development for your staff, and course planning and delivery.

Programs designed for people in community service

The AFLCA offers several programs to those who work with children, older adults and in other aspects of community service. Our programs are practical, hands on, and taught by experienced educators to help you get the training you need to offer safe, fun exercise programs for specific demographics and different environments.

Learn more about AFLCA Community Programs