Become a Certified CPFA Instructor


There are many CPFA certification courses to choose from, please visit our Upcoming Courses & Workshops page to find details.

You can become CPFA certified without taking a CPFA certification course. Here are some of the situations that you may still become certified. If you are:

* Self taught but have been teaching pole or Aerial Hoop
* Learned by taking classes
* Have gymnastics training
* Have Aerial or Circus training
* Have taken a certification course not approved by the CPFA

Once you have become a CPFA certified Pole Fitness Instructor you will be listed on our site under Certified Instructors so that people can easily find you! This can be great for job references or for promoting your services.

All CPFA certified instructors must follow our Scope of Practice.

Steps for Becoming a CPFA Certified Instructor

WITHOUT a Certified CPFA Course

  • Possess a current CPR/First Aid certificate. (prices vary)
  • Have taken Fitness Theory (and provide a certificate, prices vary)
  • Have a minimum of 20 teaching hours.
  • Challenge the Exam ($200) Downloadable Study Guide
  • Get evaluated by a Registered Pole/Aerial Hoop Fitness Leader or send in your video to the CPFA for evaluation. ($75)
  • Register with the Canadian Pole Fitness Association and you will be listed as a qualified and educated Instructor in your area which is good for one year. ($45)
  • Use your membership number to apply for 2,000,000 professional liability insurance that will cover you wherever you go starting at $275 a year.

WITH a Certified CPFA Course

  • Possess a current CPR/First Aid certificate (prices vary).
  • Have taken Fitness Theory and provide a certificate (prices vary).
  • Have a minimum of 20 teaching hours.
  • Take a CPFA certification course (Prices vary and cost includes the final exam).
  • Get evaluated by a Registered Pole/Aerial Hoop Fitness Leader or send in your video to the CPFA for evaluation ($75).
  • Register with the Canadian Pole Fitness Association and you will be listed as a qualified and educated Instructor in your area which is good for one year ($45).
  • Use your membership number to apply for 2,000,000 professional liability insurance that will cover you wherever you go starting at $275 a year.


CERTIFICATION FAQs

You may challenge the exam for $200. You still need to have all other qualifications including Fitness Theory.
You may challenge the exam for $200. You still need to have all other qualifications including Fitness Theory.