|- Recertification Handbook (08/28/2012)
- Recertification Application (12/27/11)
- CEC Petition Application (12/27/11)
- Recertification Extension Form (12/11)
Purpose of Recertification
The purpose of recertification is to ensure the certificants commitment to professional development and to enhance their knowledge, skill and ability as competent personal trainers. It encourages A.A.P.T.E. professionals to stay up-to-date with health and medical guidelines and to offer programs to their clients that are safe, effective and motivational. The areas of professional development are reflective of the Job Analysis Study, relevant to knowledge, skill and abilities required of the Certified Personal Trainer — Exercise and Fitness Specialist Instructor. To support the A.A.P.T.E.'s commitment to ensure the proficiency of its certificants and protection of the public, the A.A.P.T.E. credential must be renewed every two years. This ensures that A.A.P.T.E. certified professionals are current in the best industry practices as described in the most recent Job Analysis Study.
Certificants with a first time certification period of 1.5 years are required to obtain 10.0 CECs within their certification period. This applies to those candidates completing the A.A.P.T.E. CPT- EFS Exam in the spring/summer. A minimum of 5 CECs must be obtained directly from the A.A.P.T.E. Documentation must be received or postmarked no later than Dec 31st of your certification expiration year, as appears on your Certification Diploma and is subject to renewal every second December thereafter per the requirements above.
Required documentation and fees include:
Upon receiving the completed documentation and fees for recertification, the A.A.P.T.E. will send you a new recertification seal indicating your next renewal date. This seal is to be placed on your Certification Diploma. To recertify you must maintain a copy of all CECs awarded by The Academy or other CEC providers and any Petition Approval Notices. You will be required to submit all copies at the time of recertification.
*Candidates completing the A.A.P.T.E. CPT- EFS Exam in the spring / summer with a first time certification period of 1.5 years have a first time CEC renewal requirement of 10.0 CECs.
**Candidates completing the A.A.P.T.E. CPT- EFS Exam in the spring with a first time certification period of 1.5 years have a first time re-certification fee of $52.50.
If requesting extension via land mail please send to:
A.A.P.T.E. Recertification Extension
P.O. Box 539
East Meadow, N.Y. 11554
C. Petitioning the A.A.P.T.E. for CEC from other CEC Programs / Providers
In addition to the A.A.P.T.E., you may obtain CEC credits by participating in course offerings given at Universities, Colleges, and workshops, seminars, or clinics, sponsored by other organizations. Credits are awarded based upon the type of program and whether or not the program continues and adds to your education based upon the knowledge required to attain your original certification. All A.A.P.T.E. CEC courses meet the aforementioned criteria. Courses taken outside the AAPTE are awarded .5 CECs per contact hour. All A.A.P.T.E. CEC courses meet the aforementioned criteria. Courses submitted for A.A.P.T.E. CEC approval have a petitioning review fee of fifteen dollars ($15) for one (1) course and a fee of ten dollars ($10) for each additional course per submission. This fee schedule applies per submission. A maximum of 5 CECs may be awarded per course meeting A.A.P.T.E. criteria. Contact hours are instructional and do not include registration, breaks or lunch hours, or test / exams. When petitioning conferences or conventions consisting of multiple workshops, and, or seminars, list each session separately. A maximum of 5 CEC’s may be awarded per one day conference / convention. The petition fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee that credits will be awarded. Course work submitted for approval must have:
Candidates are required to petition for CECs in writing by completing the CEC Petition Application and mailing payment to:
A.A.P.T.E. CEC Petition
P.O. Box 539
East Meadow, N.Y. 11554
or by fax: 516-222-0004
BE SURE TO include all required documentation and forms
Submitted information will be evaluated based on curriculum, educational hours, course format, relevance, and enhancement to your certification. Candidates are advised to obtain approval from the A.A.P.T.E., prior to taking courses outside of the A.A.P.T.E. Be sure to include your name, Certification identification number, and original certification completion date with the A.A.P.T.E. Please allow 30 days from the date of receipt for a response.
NOTE: Sending incomplete information may result in the increase of response time.
Plan ahead! Please submit your CEC Petitions early to ensure sufficient time to receive a response prior to your renewal date. Only CEC Petition Approval Notices (see below) will be reviewed at time of renewal. You MAY NOT submit a petition for CECs along with your renewal application.
Each college course credit is equal to two (1.25) A.A.P.T.E. CECs, with a maximum of 6 CEC per course. See petitioning procedures above.
Any course work, examinations or certifications other than those for or related to personal training education.
Documentation not submitted by the recertification deadline