Become Certified

 

Get Certified, Get insured!

 

How to become a CPFA Instructor:

Without a CPFA Certification course:

  1. Possess a current CPR/First Aid certificate. (prices vary)
  2. Have taken Fitness Theory (and provide a certificate, prices vary)
  3. Have a minimum of 24 teaching hours.
  4. Challenge the Exam ($200)
  5. Get evaluated by a Registered Pole/Aerial Hoop Fitness Leader or send in your video to the CPFA for evaluation. ($75)
  6. 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)
  7. 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 Certification course:

  1. Possess a current CPR/First Aid certificate. (prices vary)
  2.  Have taken Fitness Theory (and provide a certificate) (prices vary)
  3. Have a minimum of 20 teaching hours.
  4. Take a CPA certification course. (Prices vary and cost includes the final exam)
  5. Get evaluated by a Registered Pole/Aerial Hoop Fitness Leader or send in your video to the CPFA for evaluation. ($75)
  6. 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)
  7. 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.

Evaluation Specifications: (with or without a CPFA certification course)

– total of 45-60 minute video broken into no more than 15 min segments and loaded privately to YouTube or sent via yousendit.com
-perform a proper warm up and cool down/stretch
.- teach 2 pole/aerial hoop skills and one transition move to a student
– teach a fluid combination of these 3 moves to a student
– perform a combination yourself appropriate for a beginner level
– perform all the moves on both sides

– $75  fee for any video or live evaluation.

Downloadable Study Guide

 

FAQ’s regarding Certification –

What if I am self taught and have never taken any certification course?  You may challenge the exam for $200.  You still need to have all other qualifications including Fitness Theory.

What if I took a certification course that was not approved by the CPFA?  You may challenge the exam for $200.  You still need to have all other qualifications including Fitness Theory.
Suggested Fitness Theory courses:
CFES Fitness Knowledge Course: http://www.canadianfitness.net/certification/courses/135-cfes-fitness-knowledge-course.html

Health and Fitness Alliance: http://healthandfitnessalliance.com/products/fitness-theory

Canfitpro: http://www.canfitpro.com/en/types-of-certifications/fitness-instructor-specialist

YMCA/YWCA – goggle your local YMCA for info.

Suggested CPR/First Aid courses:

Canadian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=620&tid=021&gclid=COKpuY_5yrQCFSPhQgod4i4A-A

St. John Ambulance Canada:
http://www.sja.ca/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

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  1. Hey There! I was wondering how often you need to renew your CPFA certification after your initial certification. Every year? Every few years? Thanks!

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      Hi Wendy, you need to have a letter from a studio owner or to any individuals whom you have taught the hours for or to. There needs to be a name, location, contact info etc to log the hours.

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      Hi Kimberly, what information are you interested in finding out? We offer online or in person courses. You can find this info on our website. If you need more information, please let use know how we can help you

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