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Join our team of over 300,000 certified personal trainers and fitness professionals worldwide, who are passionate about health and fitness and dedicated to improving and maintaining the quality of life in others.

Our Mission

The International Fitness Professionals Association is devoted to offering the highest quality learning experiences to individuals aiming to improve their lifestyle, and those aiming to improve the lifestyles of others. Our educational opportunities provide only the most practical and scientifically based health and fitness information that can be directly applied to “real life” experiences. It is with this dedication that the IFPA is committed to being the lifelong exercise and training resource to the entire fitness community.

Our Vision

To train individuals to become leaders in the fitness industry, in order to assist every person throughout the world in leading the health and fitness lifestyle.

Our Values

  • Excellence & Leadership
  • Customer Service & Quality
  • Respect & Integrity
  • Passion & Innovation
  • Growth & Development
  • Diversity & Impact
  • We are one global family!

Our Commitment

We are committed to supporting our trainers throughout their entire careers. Through safe and effective continuing education programs, unrivaled customer support and innovative resources, we are dedicated to cultivating the growth and development of our fitness professionals.

Our Education & Certifications

Convenient. Affordable. Accredited. Practical. We make the process of becoming a certified fitness professional straightforward and painless. Our easy-to-master, practical content, lays the foundation that launches our trainers into successful careers.


Accreditation is the process by which a credentialing or educational program is evaluated against defined standards and is awarded recognition if it is in compliance with those standards. The IFPA is accredited by NCCA: National Commission for Certifying Agencies (formerly known as NOCA, often referred to as ICE: Institute for Credentialing Excellence). The IFPA is also accredited by EREPS: European Register of Exercise Professionals which is regulated by EuropeActive. All of our certifications including both the Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and all our Advanced and Specialized Certifications, are approved by the VA (Veterans Affairs).


Improving the quality of life in individuals around the world through education and certification is a collaborative effort. We work closely with external stakeholders, subject matter experts and industry leaders through various programs and initiatives in order to promote the highest attainable level of health of fitness for all people worldwide.