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Certification Accreditation Program

canfitpro is pleased to promote our National Certification Program to provide fitness enthusiasts the opportunity to become certified across Canada.

Anyone with a current and recognized Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer certification can add canfitpro certification to their list of credentials. The process is simple. Complete the Certification Accreditation application form, attach and send us a photocopy of your current certification(s) and your current CPR (obtained during a live course within the last year), include the one-time Certification Fee.

The canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist Certification is a land based certification. We do not specialize or certify candidates in Yoga, Pilates, Cycling, Aqua Fitness and therefore cannot accept Certification Accreditation with those specialties listed above.

What are the outstanding benefits of certification with canfitpro?

  • Save hundreds of dollars during your career! No recertification fees! Once you are certified with us, all you have to do is to keep your membership current, earn 4.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) per discipline, and provide us with a current copy of your CPR (within one year of issue date, live courses only) each year.
  • canfitpro CEC tracking service – let us take the work out of tracking your CECs! If you are canfitpro certified, we will keep track of your CECs when you attend any canfitpro event (conferences, certain workshops). When it is time to recertify, we will send you a letter stating the number of CECs you have on record. If you have enough CECs, all you need to do is send in a copy of your current CPR (within one year of issue date, live courses only) and make sure your membership is up to date!
  • Recognized across Canada and internationally! Pay no transfer fees or complete more exams if you move between provinces!
  • Combined membership and certification expiration date – canfitpro keeps things simple for you by awarding you one annual renewal date for your membership and certification(s) so that you can renew everything once a year in a fast and efficient manner.
  • Easy access to CECs – canfitpro hosts more fitness workshops and conferences in more cities across Canada than any other organization. From St. John’s, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia, we offer workshops that are accessible, affordable, educational and entertaining!
  • Excellent customer service from a fully staffed department – our Certification and Customer Service Departments are open year round Monday to Friday,including a toll free number, email and on-line registration to meet your needs.

The following are the certifications that we recognize for our Certification Accreditation Program:


Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS):

Provincial Organizations

    • Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA)
    • British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)
    • Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC)
    • Fitness New Brunswick (NBCFAL)
    • Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
    • Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)
    • Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA)

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM) †

    • Group Exercise Leader

American Council on Exercise (ACE) †

Energie Cardio

    • FIDA Evolution Level I


    • Fitness & Nutrition Expert


    • Group Fitness Leader

University of Guelph Group (U of G)

    • Fitness Instructor Certification
Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS):

Ataraxia †

    • CPEP - 2

American Council on Exercise (ACE) †

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) †

    • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
    • Health Fitness Specialist (HFS)

British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)

    • Personal Trainer

Certified Professional Trainers Network (CPTN)

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)

    • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP- CPT)
    • Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)

The New Brunswick Council for Fitness and Active Living (NBCFAL)

    • Personal Trainer

National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM-CPT) †

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

    • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and CSCS

Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)

    • Certified Fitness/Personal Trainer

Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)

    • Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT)
    • Personal Trainer (PT)


    • Individual Conditioning Level II
    • Individual Conditioning Level III
    • Advanced Training Instructor

University of Guelph Group (U of G)

    • Personal Trainer Certification
Recognized certifications from outside of Canada:


    • Fitness - Certificate III (NRT) - FIS
    • Fitness - Certificate IV (NRT) - PT 


    • Certificate III in Fitness (SRF30206) Gym Instructor - PT 

NCEF - National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness Instruction

    • Level II FIS
    • Level III PTS

RSA (Royal Society of Arts)

    • Exercise to Music - FIS



† Must complete a practical exam ($85 + applicable tax) to complete the Certification Accreditation process.

*Certifications not listed above must provide a copy of their certificate and information about the organization for review. Completion of a practical exam may be required.


To download Certification Accreditation Request Form, please select:

 Certification Accreditation Request Form