Thank you for your interest in becoming a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader! BCRPA is the exclusive provider in BC of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) Performance Standards, which are among the highest in Canada for the credentialing of fitness professionals. Meeting these national standards through BCRPA means that your BCRPA Registration is recognized across Canada and internationally.
Below you will find information on Why Fitness Leaders choose BCRPA, and how to become a Fitness Leader by Registering in a Specialty.
Why Fitness Leaders choose BCRPA
Being a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader has its benefits, including:
What Fitness Leaders are saying:
"As a fitness educator and Trainer of Fitness Leaders with the BCRPA for over 35 years I encourage all my students to register with BCRPA. BCRPA's course criteria is recognized as some of the best in the country. The courses we've developed ensure our students have all the education they need to be great fitness professionals. Becoming a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader will let others across North America know you are a competent and educated professional and among the best in the industry."
~ Christina Truscott, BCRPA Registered Trainer of Fitness Leaders (Weight Training, Aquatic Fitness, Group Fitness, Older Adult, Personal Trainer), Victoria
"One of my favourite parts of the BCRPA Fitness Leader registration program is the two instructor competency practical exams (ICE's) for both weight training and personal training. These exams offer candidates the opportunity to take their instructor skills and knowledge to the next level by having to demonstrate to a Trainer or Supervisor of Fitness leaders (TFL or SFL) their one-on-one training abilities. There is no other certification program in North America that requires an in-person examination of this kind, thus placing the BCRPA to a higher level and producing excellent, job ready instructors."
~ André Potvin, BCRPA Registered Trainer of Fitness Leaders (Group Training, Weight Training, Personal Trainer), Vancouver
Become a Fitness Leader – Register in a Specialty
Become a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader through one of the following 5 core specialties. Each takes just 6 easy steps, with 3 additional steps if you wish to become registered with an additional specialty module. Click on one of the specialties below to find out more.
If you are already registered with another fitness registration/certification body you may be eligible to transfer your registration to BCRPA. Find out more here.
Core Specialty Modules:
Advanced Specialty Modules: