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REPs and CIMSPA Registration

Are you eligible for REPs (Level 2 Fitness Instructor or Level 3 Personal Trainer) and/or CIMSPA (health & fitness "affiliate" or "practitioner" member) with your current qualifications?

CIMSPA and REPs - There are "direct entry" and "non-direct entry" qualifications. "Direct" means you can you get automatically regsitered and "non-direct" means you will need some additional assessment, CPD or actual qualifications to get regsitered.

 

i) Direct Entry Qualifications (must be from one of the main Awarding Bodies in the UK eg Active IQ):

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing PLUS Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training 

Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and in Personal Training 

If your "direct entry qualification" is OLDER THAN 5 years then you will be requried to take a refresher personal trainer/CPD course to register. Contact HFI about our refresher personal trainer/CPD for REPs and CIMSPA course. 

 

iI) Non-direct Entry Qualifications (find your qualification and see which units you are likely to have to take):

If you DON'T have a "direct entry qualification" listed below please get in touch and we can tell you what additional units or refresher/CPD course you need to complete to becomes REPs registered as a Level 3 Personal Trainer. We can arrange for you to be "tested* with us in these units. *Depending on your experience and a mentor being available to you, you may be eligable to take these tests on a more cost effective, "assessments only" basis. Please contact us for details

REPs and CIMSPA

REPs ONLY - If you have a relevant BSc degree, you may be accepted to join REPs with "provisional" Level 3 status. Then you can take the level 3 PT practical assessment only with HFi - see here  

- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer or ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist - You will need to take the Level 2 and 3 Practical Units only  (you can also add assisted learning if you are required* to).

- American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer  - You will need to take the Level 2 and 3 Practical Units only  (you can also add assisted learning if you are required* to).

 - NASM Certified Personal Trainer - You will need to take the Level 2 and 3 Practical Units only  (you can also add assisted learning if you are required* to).

- The Cooper Institute Personal Trainer - You will need to take the Level 2 and 3 Practical Units only  (you can also add assisted learning if you are required* to).

 - National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) - You will need to take the Level 2 and 3 Practical Units only  (you can also add assisted learning if you are required* to).

- National Strength and Conditioning Association Personal Trainer (NSCA) - - You will need to take the Level 2 and 3 Practical Units only  (you can also add assisted learning if you are required* to).

Old Qualifications - If you have a qualification that is longer than 5 years old, you may be able to do a refresher personal trainer/CPD course to fulfill reps requirements for the level 3 personal trainer registration. Please contact us by email or call us for further information.

Degrees (REPs only)

- A BSc degree in Exercise Science (with a REPs provisional Level 3 PT status via the REPs HE Form) - send your REPs Higher Education form to us please.

- A BSc degree in Exercise Science (without REPs provisional Level 3 PT status via the REPs HE Form) - contact us (you may be eligile for the practicals only route)

  

*How do I know if I can do the pratical unit by "assessment only" or will I be required to take the "assisted learning" as well as the assessments?

When you know which units you require, then we need to assess whether your background warrants you eligible to take the "assessments-only”  without undertaking "assisted learning”. The benefit of taking the qualification by “assessment-only route” is that the cost is less. To be eligable to opt out of the "assisted learning"  you need to have the following amount of employment as a gym instructor and personal trainer: 

 - Gym Instructor Work Experience**

Please provide evidence that you have the right employed gym instructor work experience. That:
i) your role as a gym instructor consisted of specific level 2 gym instructor duties*  (includes all the knowledge and skills within units 5 and 6 of the qualification)
ii) your line manager who was supervising you at the time was level 3 personal trainer qualified (please send their certificate)
iii) you have more than 600 hours of practical gym instructor role experience 
iv) the facility that you were working in was a health/fitness club gym and not a gym where the focus was primarily on weight training/strength and conditioning or purely clinical populations environment.
v) the facility that you were working in contained at least the following pieces of equipment: –stationary bike, concept 2 rower (or similar), cross trainer/elliptical trainer, treadmill, fixed chest press machine, fixed seated row machine, fixed lat pulldown machine, seated leg press machine, seated leg extension machine, seated leg curl machine, light to moderate dumbbells, light to moderate barbells and free weight bench

vi) the programs that you were working clients with contained flexibility training using static stretches for all major muscle groups

- Personal Trainer Work Experience**
Please provide evidence that you have the right employed personal trainer work experience. That:
- your role as a personal trainer consisted of specific level 3 personal trainer duties*  (includes all the knowledge and skills within units 9 and 10 of the qualification)
- your line manager who was supervising you at the time was level 3 personal trainer qualified (please send their certificate)
- you have more than 600 hours of practical personal trainer role experience 
- the facility that you were working in was a health/fitness club gym and not a gym where the focus was primarily on weight training/strength and conditioning or purely clinical populations environment.
- the facility that you were working in contained at least the following pieces of equipment: –stationary bike, concept 2 rower (or similar), cross trainer/elliptical trainer, treadmill, fixed chest press machine, fixed seated row machine, fixed lat pulldown machine, seated leg press machine, seated leg extension machine, seated leg curl machine, light to moderate dumbbells, light to moderate barbells and free weight bench
- the programs that you were working clients with contained flexibility training using static stretches for all major muscle groups

You also need an appropriate mentor who is willing to assist you and be responsible for the preparation for your  assessmentSs). An appriopriate mentor is person who is Level 3 PT qualified and who is employed by a fitness company and is willing to be responsible for your prearation for the tests.

i) to see the mentor’s REPs recognised level 3 personal trainer certificate showing that they are currently qualified and are also on the REPs register as such

ii) a reference from them indicating that they will be supporting you fully in preparing for the required unit(s).

 

To find out how we can help you improve your staff training and save money call Alison Hall on 0208 568 5336 or 07799 621 456,  text for a call back or email us.

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