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  1. What Are The Different Certifications Offered by the CSEP Health _ Fitness Program in BC?
  2. What are the dates, times, and locations for the various courses being offered?
  3. How often do you have to renew the certifications and how much does it cost?
  4. Do I need to buy CSEP insurance if I have insurance for Personal Training already?
  5. What happens if I do not renew my CSEP certification on an annual basis?

What Are The Different Certifications Offered by the CSEP Health _ Fitness Program in BC?

Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)

  • This certification recognizes individuals with a minimum two years of formal post-secondary training in Kinesiology and/or Human Kinetics focusing on health-related physical fitness. This training will allow them to provide individual physical activity/exercise prescription(s) to healthy individuals.
  • The purpose of the CSEP-CPT designation is to establish the minimum standard in the Canadian personal fitness training industry.

Further details regarding the description and cost of the CSEP-CPT course can be found by clicking here. These costs do not include the manual. You can order the CSEP-CPT Candidate Study Guide from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) at 1-877-651-3755 (http://www.csep.ca).

 CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)

  • Performs evaluations, prescribes conditioning exercises, and provides exercise supervision, health education and outcome evaluation.
  • The CSEP-CEP is the most advanced health and fitness certification in Canada allowing certified members to work with high performance athletes, the general population, and varied clinical populations.

Note: All candidates must meet the clearly defined pre-requisites, core competencies and fulfill exit criteria.

Further details regarding the description and cost of the CSEP-CEP course can be found by clicking here. The CSEP-CEP Study Guide can be ordered from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) at 1-877-651-3755 (http://www.csep.ca).

What are the dates, times, and locations for the various courses being offered?

  • Please contact the CSEP BC Provincial office by email: contact@csephealthfitnessbc.ca or by phone: 778-835-3195 to find out more information about the dates, times and locations for various courses being offered.

How often do you have to renew the certifications and how much does it cost?                             top

  • All CSEP certified members must renew their membership annually to maintain their active membership status with the CSEP Health _ Fitness Program. The renewal fee also covers your insurance for one year, listing on the Health _ Fitness Program webpage as a Service Provider, and the CSEP Health _ Fitness Program BC newsletter. All memberships expire on March 31st of the following year.

**All renewals must be accompanied by:

  • proof of current (within the past 12 months) CPR certification,

  • completed insurance questionnaire,

  • cheque for the renewal amount payable to CSEP Health _ Fitness Program BC.

  • completed questionnaire forms.

Do I need to buy CSEP insurance if I have insurance for Personal Training already?

  • Yes. You cannot be registered with the Health _ Fitness Program without insurance covering the Scope of Practice of advanced CSEP-certifications.

    CSEP has set the Health _ Fitness Program level of insurance as the minimum requirement. Most Personal Training insurance does not cover you for fitness appraisals and may not provide as much liability coverage as is necessary.

    For further insurance questions contact the CSEP Health _ Fitness Program in BC.

What happens if I do not renew my CSEP certification on an annual basis?                                      top

  • If you do not renew your CSEP certification on an annual basis you will not be covered by CSEP insurance, cannot use the title of a CSEP-certified health and fitness professional, and will no longer receive membership benefits. Individuals not renewing their certification within a two year period will be required to complete the examination procedures for the respective CSEP certification to have it re-instated.