Professions require that practitioners pursue Continuing Education Credits (CECs) each year to ensure that they are up to date with current practices in their field.  Proof of credits earned is necessary in order to renew your fitness registration with the BCRPA and continue to be publicly listed on The Registry® of Fitness Professionals.

Please note: 

  • Specialty Module Courses fulfilling registration requirements can be counted as CECs.
  • In-person and Distance Education Workshops are for CECs ONLY and cannot be applied towards BCRPA registration. 

Courses (Fitness Theory and Specialty Modules)

Current Courses

Important Notice:

  • Please be advised that all courses are offered and/or facilitated by independent presenters/providers. While the BCRPA Fitness Program approves that the proposed content of the course is applicable to fitness leaders and fulfills registration requirement as a specialty module, the BCRPA Fitness Program is not affiliated with their operation and delivery and assumes no further responsibility or liability to registrants/participants taking these courses. All inquiries, registrations and any other issues are to be referred directly to the course providers.

 

**Prior to attempting the Fitness Theory exam, it is strongly recommended that you complete a Fitness Theory course. The course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and improve your chances of successfully passing the exam. 


Course Listings

Pic Acrobat Clear BCRPA Approved Courses

(Last updated March 27, 2020)

 

TFLs ONLY: Submitting courses for BCRPA approval

TFLs should consult The Registry® of Fitness Professionals User Manual on how to submit course applications.

Click here to view Pic Acrobat ClearUser Manual (PDF).

Courses will be updated on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Listing submissions are due the Monday before the update.  

Workshops (Continuing Education)

BCRPA registered fitness leaders are required to complete Continuing Education Credits (CECs) in order to renew their registration with the BCRPA every two years. There are many ways to earn CECs with most fitness leaders taking workshops throughout the two year time period in order to expand their knowledge and expertise in a specific subject area related to the fitness industry. There are two types of workshops: pre-approved workshops and external workshops. 


Pre-approved Workshops

Pre-approved workshops will provide you with a guaranteed number of CECs upon completion. In addition, these CECs will automatically be recognized within your personal account on The Registry® of Fitness Professionals as soon as the workshop presenter electronically enters a passing grade for you.


External Workshops

External workshops are not provided with guaranteed CECs in advance. To gain approval for course or workshop CECs Fitness Leaders must login to their Fitness Registry account and submit a CEC petition. Participants can expect a processing time of 5 to 10 business days for external workshop submissions to be reviewed and any CECs earned posted to your personal account within The Registry®.

As a service for fitness leaders, the BCRPA generates a current listing of pre-approved workshops being offered by independent workshop providers*. This list is updated regularly on The Registry® website after you have logged in. All workshops listed on The Registry® website have been reviewed by BCRPA staff and have been pre-approved. Approval from the BCRPA means that the presenter is a current BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL) or Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL) and has provided a workshop outline and all workshop materials for review. 

Currently registered BCRPA SFLs and TFLs are able to submit online applications to create a workshop and have it listed on The Registry®. To learn how to submit a workshop or course for listing on The Registry®, GO HERE.

If you are a workshop provider who is not a BCRPA-registered SFL or TFL and wish to have your workshop approved for BCRPA CECs, please fill out this form and send to registration@bcrpa.bc.ca along with an outline of the workshop, the workshop description and any handouts you will be providing.

*Important Notice:

  • Please be advised that all workshops are offered and/or facilitated by independent presenters/providers. While the BCRPA Fitness Program approves that the proposed content of the workshop is applicable to fitness leaders, the BCRPA Fitness Program is not affiliated with their operation and delivery and assumes no further responsibility or liability to registrants/participants taking these workshops. All inquiries, registrations and any other issues are to be referred directly to the workshop providers.


 Learn more about the BCRPA's CEC renewal policies and options.

Workshops will be updated on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Listing submissions are due the Monday before the update.  


Workshop Listings

Pic Acrobat ClearPre-approved In-Person and Scheduled Distance Education Workshop Listings (date specific)

(Last updated March 27, 2020)

Pic Acrobat ClearPre-approved Ongoing Distance Education Workshop Listings (non date specific)

(Last updated March 27, 2020)

ICE Workshops for TFL & SFL Candidates

The Instructor Competency Evaluation (ICE) Workshop is one of the requirements for those individuals who wish to obtain their Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL) or Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL) designation. These workshops have been divided into 2 streams.

Aquatic / Group / Yoga / Pilates

OR

Weight Training / Personal Training

Fitness Leaders wishing to earn a SFL or TFL designation must complete a number of requirements for SFL/TFL registration. The ICE Workshop is one of them.  

To learn more about how to become an SFL & TFL, see How to Register with BCRPA: Advanced Designations (SFL & TFL).


Course Schedule

 

Important:

Prerequisite: You must be a current BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader with at least one specialty and have a minimum of 4 years of experience as a Fitness Leader.

This workshop is registration-dependent with a minimum of four (4) registrants required.

Registration Information: You will need to create an account on the BCRPA website before registering for ICE Workshops. Please note that this account is separate from your Fitness Leader account on The Registry® of Fitness Professionals and must be created separately.  Please use the same email address for both accounts. 


Registration for ICE Workshops close two days in advance. 


Lower Mainland

 

Date and Time Type of ICE Workshop  Location  Registration
Thursday, November 5 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm Group, Aquatic, Pilates, and Yoga Fitness Surrey,  BC  Opens in Aug 
Saturday, December 5 from 9:00am - 12:00pm Weight Training and Personal Training Vancouver, BC   Opens in Sept 



Okanagan/Thompson

 

Date and Time Type of ICE Workshop Location  Registration 
Saturday, September 26 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Weight Training and Personal Training Kamloops, BC  Opens in June 

 

Vancouver Island 

 

Date and Time Type of ICE Workshop  Location  Registration 
Wednesday, June 24 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm  Weight Training and Personal Training Victoria, BC   Opens in Mar
Thursday, November 5 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm  Group, Aquatic, Pilates, and Yoga Fitness Victoria, BC   Opens in Aug 

Performance Standards

Performance standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments.

Aquatic Fitness

The National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) Mission/Mandate is as follows: The NFLA is a Canadian partnership dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments. 

The Aquatic Fitness Performance Standards (Pic Acrobat Clear114KB pdf) are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned;
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize
    acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders;
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders;
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers.

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asyptomatic, generally healthy people.

Competency-Based Approach – Training and Development

The key to a competency-based training approach is to design a program focused on the actual tasks to be performed and to create tools to assess the levels of performance. The list of skills, knowledge and values combine to describe the attributes of a competent Fitness Leader that is able to design and deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs.

Fitness Theory

The National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) Mission/Mandate is as follows: The NFLA is a Canadian partnership dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments. 

The Fitness Theory Performance Standards (Pic Acrobat Clear116KB pdf) are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned;
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize
    acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders;
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders;
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers.

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asyptomatic, generally healthy people.

Competency-Based Approach – Training and Development

The key to a competency-based training approach is to design a program focused on the actual tasks to be performed and to create tools to assess the levels of performance. The list of skills, knowledge and values combine to describe the attributes of a competent Fitness Leader that is able to design and deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs.

Group Fitness

The National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) Mission/Mandate is as follows: The NFLA is a Canadian partnership dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments. 

The Group Fitness Performance Standards are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned;
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize
    acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders;
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders;
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers.

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asyptomatic, generally healthy people.

Competency-Based Approach – Training and Development

The key to a competency-based training approach is to design a program focused on the actual tasks to be performed and to create tools to assess the levels of performance. The list of skills, knowledge and values combine to describe the attributes of a competent Fitness Leader that is able to design and deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs.

Older Adult Fitness

The National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) Mission/Mandate is as follows: The NFLA is a Canadian partnership dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments.


The Older Adult Performance Standards are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned;
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders;
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders;
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers.

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asymptomatic, generally healthy people.

Osteofit

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments. 

The Osteofit Performance Standards are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned; 
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize
    acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders; 
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders; 
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers. 

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asyptomatic, generally healthy people.

Competency-Based Approach – Training and Development

The key to a competency-based training approach is to design a program focused on the actual tasks to be performed and to create tools to assess the levels of performance. The list of skills, knowledge and values combine to describe the attributes of a competent Fitness Leader that is able to design and deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs.

Personal Training

The National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) Mission/Mandate is as follows: The NFLA is a Canadian partnership dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments. 

The Personal Training Performance Standards (Pic Acrobat Clear117KB pdf) are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned;
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize
    acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders;
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders;
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers.

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asyptomatic, generally healthy people.

Competency-Based Approach – Training and Development

The key to a competency-based training approach is to design a program focused on the actual tasks to be performed and to create tools to assess the levels of performance. The list of skills, knowledge and values combine to describe the attributes of a competent Fitness Leader that is able to design and deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs.

Pilates Fitness

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate, or upgrade examination and practical assessments.

The Pilates Fitness Performance Standards are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned;
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders;
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders;
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers.

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asymptomatic, generally healthy people.

Competency-Based Approach - Training and Development

The key to a competency-based training approach is to design a program focused on the actual tasks to be performed and to create tools to assess the levels of performance. The list of skills, knowledge, and values combine to describe the attributes of a competent Fitness Leader that is able to design and deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs.

Weight Training

The National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) Mission/Mandate is as follows: The NFLA is a Canadian partnership dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments. 

The Weight Training Performance Standards (Pic Acrobat Clear92KB pdf) are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned;
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize
    acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders;
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders;
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers.

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asyptomatic, generally healthy people.

Competency-Based Approach – Training and Development

The key to a competency-based training approach is to design a program focused on the actual tasks to be performed and to create tools to assess the levels of performance. The list of skills, knowledge and values combine to describe the attributes of a competent Fitness Leader that is able to design and deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs.

Yoga Fitness

The standards are intended to guide course curriculum development and ongoing education initiatives and will provide a minimum set of standards dealing with the knowledge, skills, and values of basic Fitness Leaders. The Performance Standards are intended, as well, to provide a common base from which to design, validate or upgrade examination and practical assessments. 

The Yoga Fitness Performance Standards (Pic Acrobat Clear110KB pdf) are designed to provide the fitness leadership training and certification organizations throughout Canada with:

  • A reference point from which both entry-level training and the continuing education for Fitness Leaders can be planned;
  • A clear description of measurable knowledge, values and skills that characterize
    acceptable practices by competent Fitness Leaders;
  • A blueprint for nurturing professional standards for Fitness Leaders;
  • A means for improving the quality of fitness services offered to consumers.

These Performance Standards are considered appropriate and necessary for training Fitness Leaders to design and instruct safe, enjoyable and effective fitness class experiences with asyptomatic, generally healthy people.

Competency-Based Approach – Training and Development

The key to a competency-based training approach is to design a program focused on the actual tasks to be performed and to create tools to assess the levels of performance. The list of skills, knowledge and values combine to describe the attributes of a competent Fitness Leader that is able to design and deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs.


Additional Professional Development Opportunities

 

BCRPA E-Learning Courses

Take an online E-Learning course

CEC credits can be earned through the successful completion of an online course offered through the BCRPA's E-Learn site.

How do I verify my CECs for this option?

Follow the instructions as listed here.

 

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