What credits do we accept?
Students currently enrolled in a two or four year program at an accredited University or College, participating in a faculty such as Physical Education, Kinesiology, Personal Fitness Training, or related program may be eligible to skip our online personal training course and proceed directly to challenge the CPFT Theory and Practical exams. Coursework from an accredited post-secondary institution in the following competencies would be required:
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
- Exercise Physiology
- Movement Mechanics
- Physical health assessment
- Health related benefits of physical activity
- Exercise prescription and program design
- Human behaviour
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How to apply your post secondary credits
Step 1: Submit transcripts and supporting information
Submit your postsecondary transcripts and required information in the Education review form for pre-approval.
Step 2: Write the online CPFT exam
The CPFT theory exam will test you on your understanding of core knowledge you should have gained in your post-secondary education. You must pass the CPFT theory exam with a minimum of 80%.
- Register for and write the online Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Theory exam.
- You must pass with a minimum 80%.
- You can retake the exam up to two times (fees apply).
Step 3: Complete your practical exam
Your practical exam is delivered by a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Examiner. Register for your practical exam here
Your CPFT practical exam will test you on applying the underpinning knowledge you should have gained in your post-secondary education to a case study.
- Follow this link to find out what to expect on your CPFT practical exam.
Step 4: Submit your documentation for certification
Submit your information and documentation for certification. This includes your theory and practical exam information, and current CPR and Standard First Aid.