The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) has recently admitted its first North American member, the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA). The NFLA represents over 10,000 exercise professionals throughout Canada.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome NFLA to ICREPs as a full member, as the need for independent registration bodies for exercise professionals is growing all the time. Having the NFLA recognised by ICREPs as the registration body for Canada is an important step in helping improve the global recognition of exercise professionals to and from Canada.” says ICREPs chair, Richard Beddie. “Having Canada on board is extremely timely, as there are many organisations in North America, as well as everal others spread around the globe, that are at various stages of developing their own independent national registers.”
While there are many training providers that operate accreditation systems in Canada and internationally, an important element for ICREPs recognition and membership, is that the register operates independently of any training providers.
The key criteria for membership to ICREPs are:– Non-‐profit legal entity
– Operating independently from training providers and exercise facilities
– Operating a register on a national level
– Supported by the industry
ICREPs has also begun to review education providers operating outside of ICREPs member countries. Providers in the USA and China are working towards achieving ICREPs Global Templates Standards. ICREPs has engaged the services of globally recognised CYQ (Central YMCA Qualifications), UK’s leading awarding organisation for health, fitness and well being qualifications. The outcome of this process will be greater global portability and recognition of exercise professionals and training providers.
For further information, contact:
Richard Beddie, Chair ICREPs – email@example.com
Jeff Angus, NFLA Member Representative ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine MacKeigan, NFLA Member Representative ‐ email@example.com
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