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Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
NFPT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS
IS THERE A MEMBERSHIP FEE? Yes. Like all certification agencies, there is a certification membership fee that is required to maintain the support services of our certified fitness trainers. NFPT’s membership renewal fee is $85 annually.
COMPARE NFPT TO OTHER CERTIFICATION AGENCIES
NO LATE FEES for not renewing on time: we find that our trainers lead busy lives, and sometimes that means not getting to your renewal on time. With other agencies, you will pay high penalties in late fees or you will be required to get re-certified - but not with NFPT!
LOW COST OF CEC MAINTENANCE: with NFPT you don't have to worry about hidden fees that overwhelm you. We'll tell you upfront, we don’t have the highest renewal fee, and we don’t have the lowest renewal fee – but we can say for sure that NFPT’s low cost for CEC maintenance will offset any other lower renewal fee that you can find, by far! Don’t let lower upfront fees fool you, do the research on what it will cost you on the back end.
HOW DO I GET CECs? There are literally thousands of ways that you can get Continuing Education Credits. We don’t force you into one or another method for obtaining credits…you get a variety of options! Basically, if you take the time to do something that educates you in exercise science or fitness business, we’ll give you the credit! We recommend our own NFPT Continuing Education Courses and Specialty Courses, or that of our Recommended and Approved Providers, but the choice is yours - and, as always, THERE’S NO SUBMISSION OR PETITION FEE!
NFPT CEC CHOICES
HERE'S JUST SOME OF THE WAYS YOU CAN GET CREDITS:
College classes or fitness seminars/sessions
Your current CPR/AED certification
Webinars and workshops
Credentials from other reputable certification sources
Specialty and CE courses
Content contributions to NFPT’s CE publication or blog
Continuing education courses are assigned credit amounts based on the subject, presenter or developer, and prep/completion time. There are almost endless possibilities for obtaining credit, we can’t even list them all! These charts below will give you the basics of what we’re looking for when you submit a cert of completion, or other documentation, for credit. Here's a snapshot of how many CECs you can be awarded based on the number of hours that you have participated in a course or fitness related event.
NFPT MAKES IT EASY TO CHOOSE
Continuing education is more than just a recert requirement, it means going beyond the CPT credential and showing your employers and your clients that professional development is important to you.
At NFPT, we value your success and know that continuing to educate yourself is very important, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming...we strive to make CEC maintenance convenient, affordable and easy to understand. If there is ever a question about how to get CECs, contact us and we will help you to find something that's right for you and that is in your budget.
ALREADY NFPT CERTIFIED?
You can submit documentation for CECs to NFPT by fax, phone, mail, email or through a "Quick Submit" form in your My Services account. Any way that you can get the information to us so that we can review and approve your participation in fitness related coursework, get it over and we'll award you the credit!
Go to your NFPT My Services account and see "CEC Resource Center" to renew your certification or to submit CEC documentation.
OR, Call us at 800-729-6378...we're happy to help!