|- Recertification Handbook (08/08/2013)
- Recertification Application (12/27/11)
- CEC Petition Application (12/27/11)
- Apply for Recertification Extension
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.
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.
The A.A.P.T.E. offers certificants the opportunity to write up to 2 research papers for CEC credits in any one recertification period. Certificants can earn CEC credits for research on a specific fitness, nutrition, or health related topic. Papers are a minimum of 5 pages typed, double-spaced using an 11 pt (Arial) font size. Certificants are required to submit three topics of their choice and one will be chosen for which to write your paper. 2.5 CECs will be awarded for a complete paper. Papers must be properly cited. Format style can be viewed at http://owl/resource/560/01/m Fee: $85.
For more information, contact the A.A.P.T.E. by email at email@example.com
Documentation not submitted by the recertification deadline