The AFAA certification you received is valid for a period of two years. In order to
maintain a current and balanced knowledge of the latest in fitness instruction, AFAA requires
the following to be completed and submitted prior to your expiration date.
Earn a minimum of 15 continuing education units (CEUs) by attending AFAA workshops,
completing Continuing Ed Corners or self study courses and/or AFAA approved workshops
during your certification period. Self study, correspondence, Internet-based, distance
learning or telephonic courses developed by other organizations are not acceptable.
The following types of courses are approved for AFAA CEUs.
A minimum of three of the following subject areas must be covered in the workshops or classes
- Workshops listed on AFAA's monthly calendar (Note: Extensions are not AFAA workshops).
- AFAA self study courses
- AFAA Continuing Ed Corner.
- Approved courses offered by authorized AFAA Continuing Education Providers.
- Accredited college and university courses in the accepted subject areas. A transcript
or grade report from the college you attended is used as the CEU validation form and should
be submitted with the recertification application. Course petition is not necessary. AFAA
units will be equivalent to twice the amount of college credit (i.e., 3 credits = 6 AFAA CEUs).
The 15 CEUs must include at least one AFAA workshop, self study course or Continuing
Ed Corner. See AFAA’s monthly calendar for a schedule of workshops, or the Self Study
Catalog for courses you can complete at home. You can also complete the Continuing Ed
Corner online by clicking here.
Proof of current adult-level CPR certification, taken with a practical exam or
demonstration, must be submitted with your application, and will be awarded 2 CEUs. CPR
certifications from online or self study courses will not be accepted.
A recertification application will be mailed to you three months before your expiration
date and must be submitted with your CEU validation forms, fee and proof of current CPR
AFAA Fitness Practitioner® (AFP) Recertification
AFPs follow the same requirements described above, but 20 CEUs are required instead of 15.
Emergency Response Recertification
To renew this certification you must pass the written and practical exams again after
your two-year certification period. Continuing education does not apply.