AFPA Personal Trainer & Aerobic Certifications are
recognized world wide with over 57,000 Certified Personal Trainers & Fitness
Professionals obtaining AFPA Certifications.
AFPA Personal Trainer & Aerobic Certifications are recognized the
world over and demonstrates to your peers, supervisors, and the public a deep commitment to your chosen career and your ability to
perform at the required level.
An AFPA Personal Trainer & Aerobic Professional
displays logical and academic superiority in their field of certification and
have achieved superior industry standards and requirements.
AFPA Personal Trainer & Aerobic Certifications qualifies you for
increased on the job responsibilities. Since AFPA certification is a voluntary personal
commitment to an industry or field of knowledge, it is a clear
indicator of your inclination to invest in your professional development career.
AFPA Personal Trainer & Aerobic Certifications will provide
increased earning potential. Certified personal trainers and fitness
professionals will earn more than non certified personal trainers.
AFPA Personal Trainer & Aerobic Certifications programs seek to
grow, promote, and develop certified professionals, who can become examples of excellence in the
fitness industry and field. AFPA offers
continued education programs through CEC courses and educational
conferences. The AFPA website offers many research articles and links along
with a free monthly online newsletter.
What Aerobic Certification Programs does AFPA offer?
17 AFPA certification programs have been designed to meet your professional needs
in your specialty area.
These certification programs are for those who have a genuine interest in
fitness and nutrition, who want to begin a career in the health, fitness or
nutrition fields, or who want to expand on their current knowledge base.
Which Aerobic certification is best for me?
You should choose the certification program that is appropriate for your
needs, professional goals, knowledge base and experience. Please read the
certification description to assist you in your decision.
Are there any prerequisites?
There are no required pre-requisites, with the exception of Post
Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist (please see certification description). AFPA
suggests that it would be to your benefit to have some education and/or
experience in human anatomy. A suggested reading resource would be "The
Anatomy Coloring Book" by Kapit and Elson.
Our specialized certification for Post Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist
requires that you hold a minimum of a 400 hours of documented one-on-one
personal training experience and a Personal Trainer Certificate through a
nationally accredited agency, or similar thereof. AFPA reserves the right to
deny acceptance into this program if these minimum requirements are not meet.
How do I prepare for the Aerobic Certification exam?
Upon receipt of your registration fee or deposit, you will be sent your
course materials to review and study. Although your final exam is to be taken
home and completed within a 60-day time frame, you should begin your study
process so you can be better prepared and have any questions you may have
concerning information you have read, addressed and answered at the
Where and when are the Aerobic Certification exams?
Certification Workshops are held throughout the year at fitness facilities,
universities, conference centers, and hospitals and in conjunction with AFPA
regional Health & Fitness Conferences. Please refer to the calendar of
upcoming events or call 609-978-7583 for updated locations. If you would like
to become a host site please call 609-978-7583.
How is the examination for Aerobic Certification formatted?
Exams are distributed upon completion of the certification workshop. Exam
questions require a written response ranging form 2 to 3 sentences to a full
page for case studies depending upon which exam you are taking.
You will also be required to participate, demonstrate and/or assist in various
exercises and/or movement sessions.
What do I need to obtain a passing grade on my exam? What happens if I do
not receive a passing grade?
You must receive a passing grade of 90% or better to receive your
certification. If you do not meet this minimum requirement you will be mailed
your exam with the questions you missed indicated in red. You will be given the
opportunity to correct your answers within a 30 day time period, with no
additional fee. You will not be issued your certificate until you have fully
met this requirement.
How do I become a certified fitness professional if I am unable to attend
a scheduled event?
For your convenience AFPA provides Home Study Certification Programs and
Continuing Education Courses that you can complete in the comfort of your own
home should time and travel cost prevent you from attending an event in person.
These programs are specifically designed to ensure proper preparation for
successful completion of the certification process.
All courses may be ordered by phone, fax, mail or through our secure
Internet ordering system. All Home Study Correspondence programs contain all
your study materials and exam necessary to complete your program. You do not
have to attend an off site location to take your exam.
You are given 90 days to complete your program. Should you need longer we ask
that you please call the corporate office for further assistance.
How do I register?
You may register for an upcoming event by phone, fax, mail or by the
Internet. You may phone 609-978-7583 to register for a certification program or
home study program with a major credit card - Visa, MasterCard, Discover &
You may also fax the enclosed registration/order form with your credit card
payment to 609-978-7582.
You may mail your completed registration/order form with check or money order
to the following address:
AFPA P.O. Box 214, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
What do I need to bring with me to the certification workshop?
You should wear comfortable clothing that you can move in (exercise cloths
required for some workshops: Fitness Instructor, Aquatic Instructor, Cycle
Instructor, and Yoga Instructor), writing paper, pen or pencil healthy snacks
and an open mind.
Do I need to have a current CPR card before I take a workshop or Home
Current CPR is not required prior certification. If you do not have current
CPR your employer, or future employer, may require this before employment.
What is a CEC and do I have to obtain CEC's to keep my certification
CEC stands for "Continuing Education Credit". Yes, all certified
individuals must maintain current certification by submitting Continuing
Education Credits. Your initial certification is valid for two years. You
should obtain 16 [8 of which must be with AFPA] continuing education credits
during this two-year period. Two months prior to your certification expiration
date you should send in documentation of your credits, a copy of your
certification certificate and a $45.00 for one year or $85.00 for two-year
This will validate your certification for an additional year, and you will be
sent an updated certificate and membership card. Each year after you will need
to maintain the 8 continuing education credits to renew for one year or 16
credits to renew for two years.