Understanding Continuing Education Credits
After you are certified, Continuing Education Credits, or CECs (also referred to as CEUs, Continuing Education Units) are going to be required of you from any certification company who is a legitimate certifier. Don’t be fooled thinking that you can get certified and not do anything else, that is simply not the case in this industry, or in any industry which requires certification as a qualifier to employment, CECs will be part of it.
We understand, CECs can be confusing. There are so many certifiers and they all seem to do it differently. The only thing which makes all of these certifiers the same, with regard to CECs, is that you get some amount of credit for a fitness related continuing education activity, which goes towards your recertification requirement. Beyond that, the credit allocations and cycles for obtaining credits will be different. We’ve researched the differences and put them to ‘paper’. You can decide what works best for you and what kind of CEC cycles and fees you are comfortable with. If you have any questions or want some help with deciphering some of this information (because we understand that it is a lot to take in), please contact us – we are happy to help.
How Does NFPT Compare?
*non-NFPT CE Activities are also encouraged and are awarded credits. However NFPT has no control over the cost of non-NFPT CE activities, these will vary. NFPT offers FREE CE Provisions, but there are many options for trainer growth & development, which means many ways to get CECs!