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Eligibility Criteria and Application Policies and Procedures

Eligibility Criteria

1.You must be 18 years of age or older.

2.You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

3.You must have proof of current CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Certification. To obtain CPR certification, contact the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or a local hospital. The IFPA does offers CPR Certification in Tampa, FL. Proof of CPR must be provided in order for exam to be processed. A copy your CPR card front and back must be submitted to IFPA headquarters.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations for testing due to disability or other reason you must provide a written request with your completed registration form. Disabled candidates (visual, sensory or physical disability) must provide documentation of disability by a licensed professional (as stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act). The IFPA will try its best to accommodate your request and reserves the right to review request for reasonableness. Reasonable accommodations do not include steps that fundamentally alter the purpose or nature of the examination. Request must be received 6 weeks prior to exam date.

Qualified Individual with a Disability

A “qualified individual with a disability” is one who has a disability and satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education and other requirements of the service, program or activity of which he or she is being measured; and with or without accommodations, can perform the essential functions of the service, program, or activity. An essential function is one that individuals are required to perform, and removing that function would fundamentally change the service, program, or activity. A person must be a qualified individual with a disability to be protected under the ADA.

Denied Eligibility

The IFPA reserves the right to deny registration/applications that do not meet eligibility requirements. Appeals to a denied application must be submitted in writing and include an explanation of why you think you should be eligible. Appeals will be reviewed and responded to within 4-6 weeks. Send appeals to: IFPA Appeals, 14509 University Point Place, Tampa, FL 33613

No Refund Policy

All IFPA programs provide professional education, training and certification. All course materials are non-reusable and non-returnable. All IFPA registration fees and shipping fees are non-refundable. Registered students are given the opportunity to complete the certification exam either by on-site workshop or by proctored exam. A change in any enrolled student’s career path or decision to exit the fitness industry will not provide for an exception to the refund policy.

Transfer Policy

You may transfer certification registration to another individual. Verification of payment, a written letter stating who the program was originally sold to, who it will be transferred to and a $50 transfer fee is required. The new candidate must meet eligibility requirements and submit registration form.

Rescheduling the Certification Examination

Any individual who wishes to reschedule his or her on-site certification examination (this includes re-takes) to a different date may do so for a rescheduling fee two (2) weeks prior to their workshop date. (Contact the IFPA for current charges.) The IFPA Policy on retaking examinations/course is subject to change at the discretion of the IFPA.

Extension Fees

Candidates are allowed to reschedule exam dates. The exam must be completed within 6 months of registration. After 1 year the candidate will need to pay the full registration fee to take the exam. Three or six month extension fees are available for a fee. Contact the IFPA for current extension fees.

No Show Students

Any student that wishes to reschedule to a different workshop date should do so at least two (2) weeks prior to their original workshop date. If the student does not reschedule two weeks in advance and does not attend their scheduled workshop, the student will fall under the classification of “No Show” and will be charged $100 to register for a make-up workshop. The IFPA No Show Policy is subject to change at the discretion of the IFPA.