Industry recognized personal training certification


Set yourself up for success. Join our community of Alberta's most valued and trusted exercise professionals. 

Advantages of becoming a Fitness Alberta Certified Personal Fitness Trainer include: 

  1. Professional insurance of $2M, with an option to purchase up to $5M
  2. Alberta-based professional development, including conferences, workshops and webinars
  3. Your certification is transferable across Canada and internationally

There are two pathways to become a Fitness Alberta┬« Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.  Choose the pathway that is best for you. 

Take the online personal training course

For people with a passion for fitness, but no formal education in exercise physiology, Fitness Alberta offers a post-secondary level, online personal training course.  

Online personal training course

Apply your qualifications

You can apply your relevant post-secondary course work or personal training certification toward Fitness Alberta certification. 

Apply your qualifications

CPFT theory exam

If you have completed the online course or have obtained a letter of approval for your post-secondary education, you can register to write the CPFT theory exam. 

Register for the CPFT exam

CPFT Practical assessment

The Certified Personal Fitness Trainer practical exam assesses your ability to communicate with your client and support them through their behaviour change process.

CPFT practical assessment

Find continuing education opportunities

Evidence-informed professional development for fitness professionals

Continuing education