To become a Personal Trainer, you must first complete the BCRPA Weight Training Core Specialty Module. For information on how to get your Weight Training Core Specialty, click here.
Prerequisite: 12 Program Log
Following your completion of the Weight Training Core Specialty, you must complete 12 beginner-level programs (12 programs total, one per client) prior to registering for a BCRPA-approved Personal Training Advanced Specialty Module Course.
More information about the 12-beginner-program requirements can be found here.
- For additional guidance, consult with your Weight Training or Personal Training course provider.
- A sample tracking sheet designed for this purpose can be found here.
Once you have completed the 12 programs, please present a copy of the completed tracking sheet AND copies of all 12 programs to your chosen Personal Training course provider for review before registering in the Personal Training Course.
Note: Some course providers allow all members of the general public to enroll in their courses without checking for prerequisite training. If you are seeking BCRPA Registration, you must ensure that you have met all BCRPA prerequisite requirements as described here – if you have not met the criteria outlined, you will not be permitted to register as a Personal Trainer with BCRPA.
It is your responsibility to complete the 12 programs, as well as all other previous registration steps, and to provide documentation to the Personal Training course provider, whether or not the course provider requests it. During a random audit, the course provider may be asked to provide BCRPA with a copy of your 12-program tracking sheet, signed off by the course provider.