Fitness Alberta ® Certification Courses

Fitness Alberta®, powered by the AFLCA, is a leader in evidence-informed education and certification. Become a Fitness Alberta® certified exercise professional and start your career as a fitness instructor today.

Benefits of taking our courses

Fitness Alberta® offers a range of certifications in group exercise and personal training. These certification are evidence-informed and recognized across Canada, North America and internationally, allowing  you to teach anywhere. 
In these courses you will learn the skills and earn a recognized fitness certification that you need to succeed. Take your passion for fitness and transform it into a career.

Spring & summer registration dates

Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps:

  • Feb. 22 - Summer day camp schedule preview
  • March 5 - Summer day camp registration
  • March 7 - Program and class schedule preview
  • March 12 - Program and class registration
  • March 14 - Certification registration

Ensure your Live and Play account is ready on registration day by logging in and verifying your information is up to date. Get ready to register.

Registration will open:

  • 6 a.m. — Online (virtual waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.).
  • 8:30 a.m. — By calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1).
  • During business hours — At any City-operated Aquatic & Recreation or Arts facility.

Types of Fitness Alberta® certification courses

You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling

Why choose us?

We offer Fitness Alberta® certifications, which are required to lead fitness classes in Alberta.

Courses provide evidence-informed education for exercise professionals in supportive environments. Manual is included in course fee.

Our Trainers are top notch and will provide you with the theory and practical experience you need to be successful as a fitness professional.  

What are courses like?

These courses offer a combination of classroom learning where you will learn about leadership and professionalism, the basic components of a fitness class, cueing, how to use music, and legal responsibility and accountability.

In the active, practical application components of this course you will learn how to develop movement combinations, analyze exercises for their applications and benefits, and considerations for special populations.

You will also have your first opportunity to practice teaching with your peers.  

Come prepared

Please bring:

  • Pen and note book
  • Water bottle, 
  • Snacks and bag lunch / dinner
  • For Group fitness and Older Adult Courses:
    • Clean indoor athletic shoes that have not been worn outside
    • Wear clothing that you can exercise in and a sweater or jacket for later
  • For Aquatic Fitness courses:
    • Swim suit and towel(s)
    • Coins or your own lock for the locker

More certifications

Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.