For those who have post-secondary education related to health and fitness, a fitness certification with another governing body or practical experience working as a Fitness Leader, there may be an opportunity to by-pass some of the steps of the certification process. The BCRPA Fitness Program offers four different options depending on the applicant’s education and experience and which Fitness Leader designation they would like to obtain. 

Course By-pass: for those who have post-secondary education which covered information equivalent to the BCRPA certification courses and want to by-pass them and directly challenge the exam and/or practical evaluation (ICE).

Transfer: for those who are currently certified with another fitness governing body besides the BCRPA and want to transfer their designation.
Grand Parent: for those who have practical experience working as Fitness Leaders. Please note this option applies to all BCRPA Fitness Leader designations except Personal Training.