What is Exercise Professional Registration?
The Fitness Australia Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is a register which recognises the qualifications, expertise and experience of fitness instructors and personal trainers in Australia.
Fitness Australia's REPs provides assurance and confidence to consumers, employers and health professionals that all registered exercise professionals are qualified and have the knowledge, skills and competence to perform specific roles. Registered exercise professionals are acknowledged for their professionalism, adherence to industry standards and commitment to ongoing professional development.
Registered exercise professionals are bound by the Fitness Australia Code of Ethics and hold appropriate public liability insurance. In order to remain on the Register, an exercise professionals must complete twenty (20) continuing education credits (CECs) through educational programs and professional experience over a 2 year CEC cycle that are set by the Continuing Education Scheme.
The Fitness Australia REPS signifies that an exercise professional has met the national industry standards, and complies with the Fitness Australia Code of Ethics and Conduct. Registering as an exercise professional is more than just a badge to enhance an individuals professional image.
Being a Registered Exercise Professional means the instructor/trainer:
- has completed a fitness qualification
- holds a current Senior First Aid and CPR certification
- is recognised as a 'Licence to Practice' as a professional
- is committed to ongoing professional development and
- is eligible for professional insurance cover.
To register as an Exercise Professional, simply fill in the online registration form. The registration fee is $220 for the 2 year registration period.
At the time of renewing, you need to declare a committment to the renewal requirements, maintain relevant evidences and acknowledge that you may be selected as part of a future random audit. Click here to view the Audit Policy for Registered Exercise Professionals.
Click here to view Fitness Australia's authorisation of refund policy.