I'm Expired, Now what?

First, we are excited to welcome you back! To make it easy to renew, the length of time your BCRPA Fitness Registration has been expired determines the steps you'll need to take to renew. 

Note: BCRPA's insurance policy does not cover leaders during time periods when their BCRPA Fitness Leader Registration has been expired.

Fitness Program Policies cover absences related to Parental and Medical Leave, CEC approvals, payment information, processing fees and refunds and expirations. 

Expired 12 Months Expired 12 24 Months Expired 24 Months Plus

 


Expired 1 Day to 12 Months

Welcome back! We know that life can get busy, so to support your renewal process, we've removed the late fees associated with renewing your registration.

To be eligible to renew, you will need to complete the following through your account within The Registry® of Fitness Professionals:

  • We are transitioning to a one-year renewal process. Changes to your CEC requirements will be in effect once you have renewed your registration. 
    • Fitness Leader (2-year registration): 12 credits required
    • SFL/TFL (2-year registration period): 16 credits required
    • Fitness Leader (1-year registration): 6 credits required
    • SFL/TFL (1-year registration period): 8 credits required
  • Update your CPR certification (minimum: CPR-A)
  • Update your First Aid certification (minimum: Emergency or Standard First Aid)
  • Pay BCRPA Fitness Program Registration Fee ($105 for Fitness Leaders or $150 for Personal Trainers) 

Once the steps above have been completed, your registration will be complete and in effect for one year.


New insurance updates and options starting March 1, 2023

  • Insurance coverage for at-home training is now included in your general liability insurance along with your renewal fee
  • All insurance policies cover online training. Review the terms and conditions
  • $5 million general liability insurance is available for all registered Fitness Leaders
  • All registered Fitness Leaders may choose from $2 million or $5 million general liability insurance when they renew

Beginning April 1, 2023, the following  renewal rates are in effect:

Fitness Leaders excluding Personal Trainers specialty:

  • Registration renewal with $2 million general liability coverage - $110
  • Registration renewal with $5 million general liability coverage - $135

Fitness Leaders including Personal Trainer specialty:

  • Registration renewal with $2 million general liability coverage - $165
  • Registration renewal with $5 million general liability coverage - $215

 

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Expired 12 Months to 24 Months

Welcome back! As you are probably aware, the fitness industry is changing daily, so we need to make sure your knowledge is up-to-date so you can set yourself up for success. Remember, when you renew your speciality you will receive exclusive feedback from a peer through the ICE process to make sure you are the very best Fitness Leader you can possibly be.

If you have been expired for 1 to 2 years, your registration requirements are as follows: 

  • Earn the required CECs
    • We are transitioning to a one-year renewal process. Changes to your CEC requirements will be in effect once you have renewed your registration. 
      • Fitness Leader (2-year registration): 12 credits required
      • SFL/TFL (2-year registration period): 16 credits required
      • Fitness Leader (1-year registration): 6 credits required
      • SFL/TFL (1-year registration period): 8 credits required
    • Visit the CEC page for further details.
  • Proof of current CPR (minimum: CPR-A) and First Aid (minimum: Emergency or Standard First Aid) certification
  • Must undergo an ICE - practical portion only - in each specialty you wish to renew in

ICE Packages are linked above. To find the list of ICE Evaluators, head to the Become a Fitness Leader page and view the ICE step in the speciality you wish to renew in. 

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Expired 24 Months or longer

Welcome back! Being a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader means you hold the highest fitness leader standards in the industry. The following steps are in place in order to ensure your knowledge is current and all BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders uphold the same high standards. We are happy to help you hit the ground running once again!

If you have been expired for 2 or more years, renewal requirements include:

  • Earn the required CECs
    • We are transitioning to a one-year renewal process. Changes to your CEC requirements will be in effect once you have renewed your registration. 
      • Fitness Leader (2-year registration): 12 credits required
      • SFL/TFL (2-year registration period): 16 credits required
      • Fitness Leader (1-year registration): 6 credits required
      • SFL/TFL (1-year registration period): 8 credits required
    • Visit the CEC page for further details.
  • Proof of current CPR (minimum: CPR-A)
  • Proof of current First Aid (minimum: Emergency or Standard First Aid)
  • Repeat all applicable exam(s)
  • Complete the entire ICE package in each specialty you wish to renew in including the practical evaluation
  • Personal Trainers must also complete ICE packages in both Weight Training and Personal Training
  • SFLs/TFLs must also re-do a Shadow ICE in each specialty they wish to renew in
  • SFLs/TFLs must also re-take the appropriate BCRPA ICE Workshop(s)
  • Note: an 8-hour resume is not required for any specialty renewal
  • Pay BCRPA Fitness Program Registration Fee 

To find the list of ICE Packages and Evaluators, head to the Become a Fitness Leader page and view the ICE step in the speciality you wish to renew in.

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