IFSI is accredited by EREPS .The European Register Of Exercise Professionals ( EREPS ) is an international process for registering of Personal trainers & teachers working in fitness , physical activity & health sector of Europe which provides neccessary assurance & confidence that EREPS accredited personal trainers and fitness professionals are qualified to do their jobs which are equivalent to European standards. This accreditation gives the clients, consumers , gym owners , employees and health professionals a very high level of confidence in their professionalism.
EREPS recognises the qualifications & skills of the exercise professional and provides huge amount of assurance for the gym owners and public that their fitness trainer or employee holds the most accurate & appropriate qualifications to perform their job of training the clients effectively & safely.
As a provider of continuing education (CE) IFSI provides professional recognition in the fitness industry. IFSI make sure to provide quality training which is up-to-mark with current scientific and technical information related to Health and Fitness. For further information, Please email CE to our CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following information will give details of the responsibilities and procedure to become IFSI Continuing education provider:
IFSI’s responsibilities to Continuing Education
IFSI provides Instructor certification in Level 4 (Personal Trainer). IFSI Certified Trainers are required to attend minimum 10 continuing units every 3 years to maintain there certification. To provide trainer with a well-known educational experience, IFSI authorizes individual to provide continuing education units.
Who can apply?
Person who are dedicated to the continuing education of professional, Personal trainers may apply to beomce IFSI CE providers.
Person as a providers
A person IFSI CE provider should fit the qualifications listed below. He or she must able to handle the responsibility for the record-keeping and fulfill the work allotted as mentioned to him/her.
- Instructor offering practical instructions must hold the current IFSI Personal Trainer Certificate.
- Individuals offering lectures must hold the current IFSI Personal Trainer Certificate.
- Instructor must have special education and related teaching experience in subject area to talk.
A variety of post-certification level courses are accepted for continuing education purposes, including in-person workshops, lectures, seminars and conversations programs.
Non Approved formats: follow along workouts and fitness classes, home study, exam preparation course
Training for other professions such as massage therapy that do no directly apply to expanding a fitness instructor’s knowledge or skills will not be accepted.
The application review process will be in 2 steps. We will first check your qualifications to be an IFSI Continuing Education Provider. Secondly, We will check each course to determine whether it is an appropriate topic, meets its objective etc.
The objectives and content of each course must be indentified on your course application. An Objective clearly states in measurable terms what the instructor will obtain or be able to by attending your course. Three learning objectives are required for each course submitted.
The number of continuing education units (CEU’S) awarded to each provider program is determined by the amount of time spent in the educational portion of the course. Credit is given for lecture and interactive practical master class session
1 Hour of lecture = 1.0 CEU
1 Hour of interactive Practical Master class session = 1.0 CEU
Occasionally, workshop conversations will ask a provider to modify the agenda timing of a program. In this situation, providers are expected to adjust the number of credits accordingly using the above formula. This should be reflected on the advertising piece as well as the validation form that is given to each student.
Professional responsibilities of IFSI continuing education provider
As a provider, you agree to accept full responsibility for both the content and quality of instruction of the courses approved for IFSI continuing education units. You agree that each continuing education course will be conducted according to the course objectives and timeline submitted. In addition, you agree to provide accurate records of these responsibilities can result in the termination of your IFSI provider status.
As IFSI continuing education provider, you are also responsible for keeping and maintaining accurate records of attendance, course application, instructor qualifications and course evaluations for years. You may be subject to an audit. Upon notice of an audit, you will need to submit the records requested to the IFSI provider Department.
As an IFSI continuing education provider, you are to ensure that each attendee receives a complete and accurate continuing education validation form to show proof of completing your course. A sample validation form will be mailed upon approval of the application. The validation form must include your provider course number, date and location of the workshop, number of CEUs earned, workshop title, instructor’s name and approved provider’s signature.
Additionally, each validation from must contain the following statement: “This course has been approved by IFSI for continuing education units. It was not developed by IFSI. Therefore, it does not count as an IFSI course which is also required for recertification.” This required only for those who show interest in your program purely to obtain IFSI CEUs.