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The terms and conditions set out below are a legal agreement ("Agreement") between you ("you," "your") and AFPA, and govern your use of AFPA products, offerings, material, and courses, whether delivered by shipment or accessed online, including, but not limited to, AFPA curriculum, books, course content, instructional and test materials, videos, tutorials, testing and assessment materials, use and access to websites and related AFPA resources and services (collectively referred to herein as "AFPA products") made available to you by AFPA, including but not limited to, AFPA products and AFPA services are referred to herein as "AFPA materials." You must agree to these terms before establishing an account with AFPA, ordering, or enrolling with AFPA. By clicking "I accept" or ordering, registering in an examination or course with AFPA, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, do not click "Confirm Order", "Submit Order," "I accept," or "I agree."
By purchasing any AFPA materials, enrolling in an examination, or course with or through AFPA, you are legally bound to the following terms and conditions. Prices, terms, and offerings on AFPA's website are subject to change without notice.
Before creating an account with AFPA("Account"), you will be required to provide certain information. When establishing your Account, you agree to provide complete and accurate information to AFPA and permit AFPA to store and use your registration data to maintain your Account. You agree to protect your username and password, as well as any access codes and product codes provided by AFPA, and not share them with others or permit any unauthorized use of the AFPA Materials. By establishing an Account, you certify and represent that you will be the person enrolling, completing and taking the course(s) or assessment(s) and that any attestations which you are required to complete in connection with the previous will be completed only by you.
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AFPA Materials made available to you by AFPA are licensed, and not sold, to you, subject to the terms of this Agreement and your timely payment of any fees due and payable by you to AFPA. Your license to use AFPA Materials is subject to your prior acceptance of this Agreement, and you agree that these terms will apply to each AFPA Material, including any updates or enhancements to it. You are not authorized to assign or transfer this license or your access code, username, or password to any other person or entity. Other than the rights granted to you in this Agreement, AFPA grants you no other rights. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, sell, distribute, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or create any derivative works of or based on the AFPA Materials (except as and only to the extent that the foregoing restrictions are not permitted under applicable law or to the extent permitted by the license terms of any open-source components included with the AFPA Materials). You agree to use AFPA Materials only as permitted under this Agreement and any terms delivered with the AFPA Materials. Any violation of these terms may subject you to civil and criminal penalties, prosecution, monetary damages, and the immediate termination of your license to use AFPA Materials. If AFPA reasonably suspects that you have violated this Agreement, or if you have not paid any fees that are due and payable by you to AFPA, then, without notice to you, AFPA may terminate this Agreement, the license, and your Account and deny you further access to AFPA Materials. Upon termination of this license, you shall cease all use of the AFPA Materials and remain liable for paying all that may be due and payable by you to AFPA. AFPA reserves the right to modify, suspend, remove, or disable access to any AFPA Materials at any time without notice. In no event will AFPA be liable for making any such changes.
Certification Candidates must be at least 18 years of age to be granted a certification. Enrollment fees and any applicable extension fees must be paid in full before candidates are eligible to take an exam.
All certified and non-certified professionals agree to adhere to the standards outlined in the AFPA Code of Ethics. AFPA may revoke or otherwise take action concerning the certification or application of an individual who violates the AFPA Code of Ethics. Also, AFPA may revoke or otherwise take action concerning the certification or application of an individual who is or has been convicted of, plead guilty to, or plead nolo contendere (no contest) to a felony or misdemeanor. Misdemeanors may be appealed to AFPA by the candidate.
AFPA accepts payment in the form of personal or business checks, cash, money order, PayPal, Affirm, Amazon Pay, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express or purchase order. AFPA may change the accepted methods of payment at any time in its sole discretion. If payment is incomplete, such as a returned check or declined credit card, the Account will be placed on hold, and the member will be unable to access or complete any online material, quizzes, or exams until full payment is received, processed, and approved. AFPA has the right to reject any order and limit quantities on any order, for any reason, at its sole discretion.
Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions and the enrollment policy and your product(s) have been shipped, there are no refunds, exchanges, or transfers under any circumstance. If an error occurs in fulfillment, contact AFPA within 24 hours of placing your order for approval. Sales promotions and discounts coupons may not be combined, nor may they be applied after purchase/enrollment.
AFPA education, training, and certification course enrollment, course fees, course materials, and shipping fees are non-reusable and non-returnable. No exceptions. All students have the opportunity to complete the course they have enrolled in a set time frame. There are no refunds if you choose not to complete the AFPA program that you have registered. AFPA does not guarantee any job placement or employment upon completion of certification programs.
Certification is available for the AFPA Certification programs only, listed under AFPA Personal Trainer Certification, Nutrition Certification, and Fitness Certification headings. You agree not to disclose any portion of the exam to any third party. Any unauthorized disclosure may subject you to civil and criminal penalties. AFPA reserves the right to pursue any legal action if you violate these terms. Certifications are valid for two years and must be renewed by submitting the AFPA Recertification Application, 16.0 approved Continuing Education Units (CECs), including CPR/AED certification where applicable, and the prevailing and applicable recertification fee. Certification for any AFPA Certification course will be awarded upon successful completion of the requirements of the course you are enrolled, within the designated time.
AFPA certification candidates who do not successfully pass their examination may purchase a retest. Candidates may purchase multiple retests provided that the original version of the examination is currently available. Candidates who purchase retests have 30 days from the date of purchase to attempt the examination. Candidates must retest within two months of the first testing attempt.
All AFPA certifications must be renewed every two years. 16.0 CECs from AFPA or an AFPA approved provider must be completed before the certification expiration date, or within 30 days of the expiration date to avoid a late fee(s). Late fees apply if past 30 days of the expiration date. Certifications will not be renewed if expired greater than one year.
Specific Certification Renewal Requirements are located here.
For corporate pricing and bulk enrollment discounts for courses, please contact AFPA at 1-800-494-7782 for more details. Discounts, promotions, and credits may not be combined with other offers. Additional restrictions may apply.
After payment is authorized, in-stock items usually ship or are electronically delivered within 24-48 business hours for orders placed before noon EST, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Exceptions may apply.
International orders that include physical materials such as textbooks are shipped FED EX. The customer will be responsible for customs fees and any other associated fees for shipment to their country.
You agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including without limitation, all applicable laws in the jurisdiction where you reside, in your use of AFPA Materials. You will not use the AFPA Materials in any way that is prohibited by U.S. law, or that would violate U.S. export regulations. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the AFPA Materials except as is permitted under U.S. laws and the laws of the jurisdiction where you reside. AFPA Materials may not be exported into any U.S. embargoed countries or to anyone on the U.S. Government's list of specially designated nationals or denied persons or entities. You warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list.
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In no event will AFPA, its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, principals, or licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, lost profits, loss of data, or business disruption, arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or your use of the AFPA materials, including without limitation services, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any materials or any loss or damage of any kind, even if advised of the possibility of such loss or damage. Certain jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of consequential or incidental damages, and in such jurisdictions, AFPA's liability shall be limited to the extent permitted by applicable law.
By accepting this Agreement and using the AFPA Materials, you agree that you will indemnify and hold AFPA, its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, principals, and licensors harmless in connection with any claim arising out of your breach of the terms of this Agreement, your use of the AFPA Materials, or any action taken by AFPA to protect its intellectual property, including, but not limited to, suspension or termination of your access to AFPA.
AFPA owns AFPA's logos, trademarks, and service marks ("Marks"). You may not use the Marks without the prior written approval of AFPA.
AFPA reserves the right to update and modify the terms of this Agreement without advance notice to you, and such changes will be effective immediately when posted on this site. They will govern your continued use of AFPA Materials.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Florida, U.S.A., without affecting its conflict of law provision. Exclusive jurisdiction for any claim arising out of this Agreement will be in the courts of the State of Florida, U.S.A. The parties each waive any rights to a jury trial for any claim or cause of action arising out of this Agreement. No AFPA employee or representative has any power or authority to modify, whether orally or in writing, the terms of this Agreement, unless such modification is in a written agreement signed by an authorized representative of each party.
This Agreement is the entire and exclusive Agreement between AFPA and you regarding your use of AFPA Materials. It replaces any prior agreements between you and AFPA regarding the subject matter herein. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions remain in full force and effect. AFPA's failure to enforce any right under this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such a right or any other right under this Agreement. AFPA is not responsible for failing to fulfill its obligations hereunder for reasons outside of AFPA's control. This Agreement, and the license rights granted herein, are not assignable by you, and any attempt to do so is of no force and effect.
AFPA reserves the right to take steps AFPA believes are reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and verify compliance with any part of this Agreement. You agree that AFPA has the right, without liability to you, to disclose any registration data and account information to law enforcement authorities, government officials, and a third party, as AFPA believes is reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and verify compliance with any part of this Agreement (including but not limited to AFPA's right to cooperate with any legal process relating to your use of the Services and Materials, and a third-party claim that your use of the Services and Materials is unlawful and infringes such third-party's rights).
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