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Candidate Policies and Procedures

Candidate Policies and Procedures

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Purpose of the Certification Program

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The purpose of the IFPA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification (CPFT) is not only to test on the required sciences but the practical application of the sciences in training the public. The IFPA held its first certification testing in July 1994. The IFPA was conceived and founded to fulfill a need. At the time of inception, there were certification programs for… Read more >

Performance Domains, Tasks and Associated Knowledge and/or Skills

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Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Exam Contents The IFPA conducted a Job Analysis which identified the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the entry level Personal Trainer. The information obtained from the Job Analysis formed the blueprint for the content of the Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Exam. The content or domains for the multiple choice exam questions are listed below as… Read more >

Examination Processes and Procedures

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Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Exam Format The on-site certification examinations include a 105-question multiple-choice exam (5 questions are not graded and are for statistical purposes only) exam. An 80% is required to pass on the multiple choice and exam. Unless otherwise noted, on-site certification workshops are conducted from 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00… Read more >

Eligibility Criteria and Application Policies and Procedures

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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… Read more >

Discipline, Nondiscrimintation and Confidentiality Policies & Procedures

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Disciplinary Procedures The IFPA’s code of ethics and guidelines are in place to protect the public and the profession. By becoming an IFPA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer you agree to follow the code of ethics and guidelines. The IFPA reserves the right to reprimand, suspend or revoke a member’s certification or take action for the following reasons: Cheating or collaboration… Read more >

Certification Commission

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IFPA CERTIFICATION COMMISSION Chairman of the IFPA-CC: David Sandler, PhDc. (Commissioner of Seat 3) Seat 1: Science Member Dr. Tom Kruger Seat 2: Science Member Dr. Amyas Kabir Seat 3: Member at Large David Sandler, PhDc, MS Seat 4: Member at Large Renee Kapsner, MS, RD Seat 5: Public Member James Bernal, MS Seat 1: Science Member Sciences Members must… Read more >

Candidate Handbook

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2017 Candidate Brochure

Appeals Policies and Procedures

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Denied Eligibility The IFPA reserves the right to deny registration/applications that do not meet eligibility requirements determined by the IFPA Certification Commission. 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… Read more >

Summary of Certification Activities

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Aggregate Performance Data as of 12/31/2016 As of 12/31/2016: Total Number of all IFPA Certificants : 316,482 As of 12/31/2016: Total Number of Personal Trainer Certificants: 116,875 Total Number of Candidates who took the CPFT Exam in 2016: 570 Total Number of Candidates who passed the CPFT Exam in 2016: 409 Percent of First Time Test Takers Passed : 75.00% Percent First Time… Read more >