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

Select the course name below to download and view a PDF list of the BCRPA approved courses.

Course Name Status & Document Link Last Updated
Aquatic Fitness Course Listings available 4-Dec-2017
Fitness Theory** Course Listings available 4-Dec-2017
Group Fitness Course Listings available 4-Dec-2017
Older Adult Course Listings available 4-Dec-2017
Osteofit Course Listings available 12-Apr-2017
Personal Training Course Listings available  4-Dec-2017
Pilates Course Listings available 17-Nov-2017
Weight Training Course Listings available 4-Dec-2017
Yoga Fitness Course Listings available 4-Dec-2017

 

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 User 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. Instead, workshop participants must fill out an online form and submit the required materials to the BCRPA for review following completion of the workshop. Participants can expect a processing time of 2-4 weeks 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.

*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

Pre-approved In-Person Workshop Listings

(Last updated December 6, 2017)

Pre-approved Distance Education Workshop Listings

(Last updated October 19, 2017)

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.  

ICE Workshops are offered periodically throughout a year whenever there are enough candidates indicating that they would like to take the Workshop. 

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


Course Schedule

There are currently no upcoming ICE workshops scheduled. Check back and watch for announcements for future sessions! 

If you are unable to attend a scheduled workshop and are interested in attending an ICE Workshop, please contact the BCRPA office directly at 604.629.0965 ext. 221 or email registration (at) bcrpa.bc.ca.

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 (114KB 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 (116KB 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 (117KB 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 (92KB 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 (110KB 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.