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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 membership fee for maintaining 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: our trainers lead busy lives, we won't penalize you for being a little late with your renewal. With other agencies, you'll pay high penalties in late fees or be required to get re-certified.
LOW COST OF CEC MAINTENANCE: we're not going to overwhelm you with hidden CEC fees. We'll tell you upfront! Our membership fee + CEC cost will be lower than others, by far! When researching certifiers, find out how much CECs will cost you after you get certified.
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
Fitness related courses or events are assigned credit amounts based on the subject and participation time. There are so many possibilities for obtaining credit that we can’t even list them all! These charts below provide a snapshot of what we’re looking for, and how many credits you will receive, when submitting a cert of completion, or other documentation, for credit.
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!