- About BCRPA
- Fitness Program
- Fitness Advisory Committee
- How to Become Registered
- Instructor Competency Evaluations
- Renewal and Expired Renewals
- Code of Ethics
- Transfers and Course By-pass
- Program Policies
- Registration Benefits
- BCRPA & The Registry®
- BCRPA Registered TFLs
- Recreation and Parks
- Active Communities
- Walking Program
- Community Leaders
- Forms & Publications
- Training & Symposium
- BCRPA PD Calendar
- CPRA Professional Development Certification
- Member Benefits & Services
► Distance Education (online) courses
This policy is related to BCRPA approved courses in an online/distance education environment.
► Blended-learning courses
This policy is related to BCRPA approved courses using a combination of online/distance education and in-person classes, with theory and practical components.
► Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Confidentiality and Disciplinary policies
► Continuing Education Credits
- CEC’s are approved at increments of 0.25, 0.5, and 0.75.
- ICE evaluations can be approved for 1.5 CEC’s; maximum 1 ICE per renewal period.
► Fitness Theory Exam Purchases — Refund & Expiration
- Once you have purchased the exam, there is no expiration date to schedule the exam.
- A refund can only be granted within 3 months of the purchase date.
- Exam fees are non-transferrable and cannot be used for another candidate.
- First year registration must be purchased within 1 year of passing the Fitness Theory Exam.
► Taking the BCRPA Fitness Theory Exams - Online Exam Policy
Test takers are expected to follow regulations set out by ProctorU as described by the proctor at the beginning of the exam session, and as they are laid out in the notification sent by The Registry® upon purchase of the exam. If misconduct is deemed plausible, the exam score will be nulled.
- Read the complete Online Exam Policy
► Fitness Manuals are Final Sale
All sales of fitness manuals are final. Refunds and exchanges will not be accepted on any fitness manuals.
► Payment Method — No personal cheques
Personal Cheques will not be accepted for registration, renewal and events registration. BCRPA reserves the right to suspend the registration status of a Fitness Leader who has not met all renewal requirements, including providing full payment via credit cards or money orders.
In compliance with Provincial Privacy legislation, the BCRPA does not discuss matters relating, but not limited to, the registration progress, registration status, exam results, SFL or TFL application progress with anyone other than the individual Fitness Leader him/herself.
► Online Registration Renewal System — Administrative Fee for hard copy submissions
The BCRPA has fully transitioned to an automated self-serve registration renewal system. All renewals must be processed online through The Registry® of Fitness Professionals (no exceptions). All registration renewal submissions to the BCRPA must be done online through the accounts of individual Fitness Leaders.
The BCRPA reserves the right to refuse renewal documents (i. e. CEC certificates) that are submitted as hard-copies. Manual handling of such documents (i. e. BCRPA staff’s inputting of the renewal documents into a Fitness Leader’s account) will be subjected to an administration fee of $25 per submission.
The BCRPA is committed to providing guidance and assistance on the usage and navigation of The Registry®. Demystifying the Registry® is a workshop hosted by the BCRPA designed to provide hands-on guidance. Check the Workshop listings for the next available offering.
The Registry® User Resource is available here
Thank you for your cooperation and thank you for your continual support of the BCRPA.