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CPTN Certifications

CPTN has worked with education and fitness professionals whose aim was to develop comprehensive national and international recognized certifications which set standards of excellence in ensuring safe and effective training.

Certification Programs

Standard Program

Specialist Programs

Specialist Programs in Partnership With CPTN

CPTN Certification Benefits:

  • Able to work in Canada as a Certified Personal Trainer
  • Able to submit a profile to be listed on our Find A Trainer search as a trainer
  • Able to apply for liability insurance coverage through our vetted Insurance Providers

Personal Trainer Certification Transfer to CPTN-CPT

You might be eligible to transfer an existing CPT certification from another organization to become a CPTN-CPT. Your certification status should be current or no more than 6 months overdue. You will be required to provide documentation.

Certification Renewal for CPTN Trainers

To maintain your CPTN certification status, you are required to renew each year or every 2 years. Renewal requires 7 CECs to renew for one year or 14 CECs to renew for two years. You are also required to submit updated First Aid and CPR Level C certifications. Courses which are not CPTN approved must be Petitioned for screening and can earn a maximum of 7 CECs. One hour of continuing education equals 1 CPTN CEC up to a maximum of 7 CECs per petition.

Certification Renewal for Trainers 6 Months Overdue

Trainers exceeding the 6 months overdue expiration period are asked to contact Education Services.

Documentation Requirements for the Certification process

We will require scanned or digital copies of proof of First Aid and CPR certificates and valid photo identification when indicated during the certification process. Information submitted will be reviewed and progression status will be updated.

Liability Insurance Coverage

Due to the varied nature of the positions and skills sets of our certified trainers, liability insurance is not included with CPTN certifications. However, all CPTN certifications have been preapproved through our vetted Insurance Providers.

CPTN Award of Merit Distinction

The CPTN Award of Merit was developed to recognize the excellent contributions of CPTN Certified Personal Trainers (CPTN-CPT) in the areas of advance certification, professional development of trainers, community involvement, athletic accomplishments and media recognition. Recognized trainers are awarded the designation: CPTN-CPT.M. Submissions can be made throughout the year and the new designations will be announced at the annual CPTN Conference.