I: Personal Training online course
Fitness Alberta has partnered with the National Council on Strength and Fitness to offer an online personal training course. This post-secondary level course provides applied knowledge and skills in kinesiology, physiology, and exercise prescription. Once finished, you will be prepared to complete your qualifications for Fitness Alberta Certified Personal Fitness Trainer accreditation.
II: Apply post-secondary education
Relevant post-secondary education from an accredited university or college in required competencies allows you to bypass the online course and go straight to writing your exams and practical assessment. Required competencies include: human anatomy and physiology; exercise physiology; movement mechanics; physical fitness assessment and health related physical activity; exercise prescription and program design; and human behaviour.
Apply your post-secondary education qualifications
Upload your relevant post-secondary education and transcripts to us. Once we've verified them, you can register to write your Personal Training theory and practical exams.
Once your post-secondary qualifications have been verified and accepted, you can register for the Personal Training written theory exam. All Fitness Alberta written exams have a minimum passing requirement of 80%. Successful completion of both is required for certification. Supplemental exams may be taken if required.
A minimum of 80% successful completion of a practical assessment is required for CPFT certification in addition to a minimum 80% on the written theory exam.
Pay certification fees and submit documents
Once you've passed your exams you can send in your confirmation, current CPR and First Aid documentation with your fees. Fitness Alberta certification provides professional insurance, registration and other member benefits.
III: Recognition of current qualifications
Fitness Alberta recognizes personal training qualifications that meet our standards for certification.
Apply your current qualifications
Upload your current qualification information documents. Please include comprehensive and complete details about relevant coursework that you have taken. This may include transcripts of courses you have taken on your own, or that were required of a certification provider. Include an outline of topics of study, (e.g. anatomy, exercise physiology), length of course and course provider.
IV: Earn Advanced Certifications
We offer advanced certification in Pre Postnatal Exercise. We also offer pathways for qualified exercise professionals to become a Fitness Alberta Trainer-educator or examiner.