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Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Continuing Education Credits (CECs) act to evaluate and validate the continued competency of a trainer’s current and applicable knowledge of on-the-job subject matter. Obtaining appropriate credits is a requirement of many business professionals, educators, and health and fitness instructors.
NFPT requires two (2) Continuing Education Credits (CECs) per each certification year – which doesn’t start until after your first year of being certified! NFPT makes CECs convenient and affordable – we want you to be able to quickly and easily know how many credits you need and what you have to do to get them. At NFPT, we make it a simple, trouble-free process! At any time, you can refer to your NFPT My Services account for accurate record of the CECs that you have obtained, or that you need to obtain, to get recertified. Mix it up! Get CECs when you complete almost anything that is health, fitness or trainer business related!
Just some of the ways you can get NFPT CECs:
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
It really is just that easy! AND…
NO CEC Petition Fees!
NFPT is one of the few certifying organizations that allows you to submit your CE work electronically - without paying submission fees!
NO Pressure to Choose Specific CE Providers!
NFPT gives you the choice! AND take our self tests for one (1) full credit towards your two (2) credit requirement.
NO Late Renewal Fees!
NFPT won't penalize you for renewing late! Something comes up? No worries - we're here to help!
Continuing education courses are identified for credit based on subject matter, presenter/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.
Your CE not on the list? That’s ok! Submit IT! If you’ve completed a course or class that demonstrates your desire to learn more in the field of fitness training, let us review and approve it for credit! Here’s how your prep/completion time will be converted to credit:
Continuing education is more than just a recertification requirement, it means going beyond the initial CPT credential and showing your clients that you consider your professional development an essential element to your personal trainer growth and long term success. At NFPT, we want to keep you focused on your work and not overwhelmed by complicated certification requirements.
NFPT approves CEC Providers that meet NFPT continuing education standards for enriching and developing your trainer skill set.
NFPT Approved Providers fall into these subject areas:
Special Populations Mind & Body Nutrition and Weight Management Exercise Science and General Fitness Group Fitness Fitness Business and How-to NFPT's Continuing Education
Mind & Body
Nutrition and Weight Management
Exercise Science and General Fitness
Fitness Business and How-to
NFPT's Continuing Education
NFPT makes continuing education easy. Through your online account or the form below you can submit documentation that demonstrates you completed a providers education course. Get started by submitting your certificate of completion to receive credit towards your certification renewal.
NFPT’s annual certification membership fee is $85. That’s it! No late fees, no CE petition fees, no nickel and diming – really!! After you have submitted documentation for your credit award, go to your My Services account. You will be able to verify your CE submissions, confirm that you have your 2 credits, and make your membership renewal payment – in one step. In one convenient, personalized-for-you location.
Get started and Renew Your Certification Today!
Are you an education provider? Looking to become an Approved NFPT Provider? NFPT CEC Provider approval status demonstrates that one or more courses offered by the Provider have met NFPT’s continuing education requirements and are approved for a NFPT credit award. Our goal is to work closely with Continuing Education partners to provide NFPT fitness trainers with the educational tools needed to enhance trainer skill set and confidence. NFPT is proud to provide a wide variety of options for quality educational courses, varying in scope and difficulty level, from a number of NFPT continuing education partners.