There are many way to deepen your expertise and earn four (4.0) CECs annually to recertify. At Fitness Education Online, we offer top-notch canfitpro CEC courses that will help you become a successful, in-demand gym instructor and personal trainer. Check out our canfitpro CEC courses below for options.

What is canfitpro?

canfitpro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Founded in 1993, canfitpro delivers accessible, quality education, certifications, conferences, trade shows, and membership services. canfitpro’s over 100,000 members include some of the world’s finest fitness professionals.

3 steps to recertification

  • Complete four (4.0) Continuing Education Credits (CECs) within the last year
  • Complete a canfitpro CPR course, or submit your certificate from a live CPR course
  • Renew your membership fee in the canfitpro member portal

All these steps can be done in your canfitpro member portal! Upload copies of your education, CPR, or sign up for a new course today!

All CEC courses and packages for personal trainers in Canada come with a comprehensive manual to further develop your knowledge. Watch the tutorials to learn more on how to get the most out of your canfitpro member portal!

All these steps can be done in your canfitpro member portal! Upload copies of your education, CPR, or sign up for a new course today!

Watch the tutorials to learn more on how to get the most out of your canfitpro member portal!


Bootcamp Training Courses

Need exciting workout ideas? Experience outdoor bootcamp as a participant, then learn how to design your own comprehensive bootcamp program that challenges clients. Earn 20 CEU in this 10 to 20-hour course.

Business/ Marketing Courses

After you’ve earned your fitness CEUs and gained new skills from the CEC courses on Fitness Education Online for personal trainers in Canada, the next step is marketing your services. Learn how to attract loyal clients both off and online with our Sales and Marketing CEU courses.


  • Recertifying on time every year ensures your credibility as a fitness professional
  • You’ll have an up-to-date copy of your certification to display, provide to employers, show clients, and secure insurance
  • A valid certification creates more employment and promotion opportunities for you, as well as client retention and personal integrity
  • Recertification demonstrates your commitment to ongoing education and your dedication to skill development within the ever-changing fitness industry
  • A valid certification is required for liability insurance

Why Choose Fitness Education Online as Your CANFITPRO Provider?

Finding appropriate canfitpro continuing education courses (CEC) can be a challenge. Once you find one, the quality may be subpar and the cost outrageous. Fitness Education Online changes all this with our online CEC courses. We have various canfitpro CEC courses for you to choose from. Now’s your chance to earn your CEC’s at home, at your own pace, and at a price you can afford.

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Canfitpro Certification FAQs

I don’t live in Canada. Can I take the course?

Yes, anyone in the world can take our courses. Our PRO TRAINERS offer both in-person courses in Canada and virtual courses through Zoom. canfitpro certifications are recognized nationally and internationally. You will not need to pay “transfer fees” if you move between provinces.


Do I have to take a course before taking the certification exam?

No, the course is an educational tool to assist you in completing the examination procedure successfully. If you feel your current level of education and skill is enough, then you can proceed directly to the exam by registering for an Exam Challenge Package. There is a practical as well as theoretical (written) portion to the PTS exams. The Exam Challenge Package includes the supporting resources (manual and/or online resource/course) to ensure you can prepare for your exam.

When should I attempt the exam? What does the exam consist of?

We recommend that candidates attempt the Theory Exam approximately 3 – 5 weeks after taking the course. This gives adequate time to prepare for the exam. Those who choose the option to progress and become a certified Personal Training Specialist will complete a Theory and Practical Exam. These two components assess your theoretical knowledge, rapport building skills, and practical application of fitness theory to train clients. The Theory Exam consists of multiple-choice questions, plus a written client case study. The Practical Exam is an actual workout with a client that is evaluated by your PRO TRAINER.

I don’t know whether to take Personal Training Specialist (PTS) or Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) – How do I choose?

Do you want to work one-on-one with individuals or in a group setting? The Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification will prepare you to work with individuals or small groups of up to 10 clients. The PTS certification qualifies you to evaluate, design, and monitor individual and small group training programs in health clubs, home, workplace, and virtual settings.

The Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) certification prepares you to lead large groups and teach safe and effective exercise classes. Learn to teach bootcamp, dance, step, martial arts, and traditionally inspired group fitness classes. The FIS certification includes leadership, motivation, practical training (class design, cueing, coaching, and multi-level teaching using music) to help you become a world-class group exercise instructor.

Can I work towards more than one certification at a time?

Yes, however, it is not recommended. In order to obtain the best possible results from your courses and exams, we suggest completing one designation at a time. This allows you to focus on learning, studying and applying your knowledge in one certification before switching to another program.

How do I register for courses or exams?

Register online or by calling canfirpro toll-free at 1-800-667-5622. 

Do I need to work with multiple organizations to certify?

Register with canfitpro online via our member portal. canfitpro will set you up with the course, exam, and materials. There’s no need to go to other course providers or organizations as canfitpro is the source for your complete certification from start to finish. 

How do I recertify?

To maintain your certification, you must: 

  • Renew your membership annually 
  • Earn 4.0 CECs per year per certification you hold. You can earn CECs: 
  • At one of our events 
  • Through canfitpro continuing education courses, certificates, webinars, and quizzes (click here to view) 
  • Complete a CPR recertification annually (click here to find a CPR course) 

Click here to watch a video tutorial on how to recertify in the canfitpro member portal. 

What kind of CPR do I need to become certified?

Basic Adult CPR (CPR Level A) certification obtained during a live course is required to become certified. First Aid is recommended although not required. CPR is valid up to one (1) year from the date it was originally issued. CPR recertification must be completed annually to renew your certification(s). 

How long will it take for my course materials to arrive?

Regular shipping will take 10 business days. Express shipping is available at an additional cost and will take three (3) to four (4) business days. 

Our Reputation Precedes Us

Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what our students (personal trainers just like you) are saying about us. Our wide range of courses, workouts, drills, and games have helped them develop exercise programs that are fun, safe, and effective.

The support that they’ve offered has been fantastic. My course is booked solid.


20 new customers & 12-16 people turning up every night of the week!


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“It’s amazing how many different exercises you can do with a battlerope. I enjoyed learning about all of them. All the information I needed was in the course material. I found it very helpful.”

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“Thank you that is amazing, i have done some of these but i love the way you have explained and video demo for it. I love incorporating games. This has really helped me.”

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“Outstanding – I emailed 4 courses providers on the weekend over Xmas break. I did not expect any responses. However, I got an email response from Jonathon almost immediately.”

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“I just want to say thank you so much for your amazing stuff. It’s already revolutionised my business and reignited my passion for PT!”

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“10/10! I was not looking for someone to tell me to just do something. I found the personal touches like calling clients prior and after session to be very useful.”

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“Informative and easy to navigate, the course was helpful in all aspects of helping to improve my business. I will be doing more courses with you”

thumb_02_60_60Jess says…

“Only 2 weeks in and thanks to fitness education online iv gone from 10 direct debit bootcamp clients to 26 and 6 new PT clients. I had been struggling for months before now with a brand new hyped up gym opening near me. I almost shut my business down. Well not anymore. Onwards and upwards to reach 50 new direct debit clients is my next goal. I cant wait to keep studying.”

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“Hey jono not sure if you remember but I messaged you about me doing an info session for my first Bootcamp ever and you rang me with some advice. Well 23 turned up for info session and 22 have paid in advance and One apologized stating she would live to do it however she feels her body was not up to it. First session tomorrow morning, yay. Thank you thank you thank you.”

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“Ashy Bines here! I’ve known Jono from Fitness Education Online for a long time now and we’ve worked pretty closely together in the past and he knows a thing or two about running a successful bootcamp! If you’re trainer looking to grow your Bootcamp i’d definitely recommend talking to Jono- easy going ,fun and doesnt complicate things!”