Why Maintaining Certification Credentials Is Important

With new science breakthroughs happening constantly in the health and wellness field, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the educational curve. Continuing education will not only help you become more knowledgeable with the latest trends, but it’s also required for all allied healthcare professionals to ensure the most accurate information is provided to customers. Make it a priority to get continuing education credits so you can demonstrate to your clients that you’re a trusted professional.

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What You Will Learn


Reach Your Goals with CECs

Whether you’re an AFPA certified professional, need extra continued education credits, or want to expand your knowledge base and expertise in fitness, you can achieve your goals by choosing from any of our continuing education programs.

Optimal Performance Techniques Through Continued Education

Personal trainers will discover the most efficient training protocols to reach peak physical performance using practical tools like TRX, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags and more. Our continued education curriculum will show you several mobility and recovery methods to improve strength and stability.

Gain Specialized Knowledge in Holistic Nutrition

Select one of AFPA’s holistic nutrition continued education courses to gain further expertise in various dietary niches, such as ideal micro and macronutrient intake, supplement recommendations, and therapeutic nutrition, as well as a deep dive into fad diets like the Paleo diet, Ketogenic diet and more.

Key Benefits


Over 200 Continuing Education Courses

Our wide selection of educational programs gives the opportunity for individuals worldwide to continue learning. We accept CECs from many other organizations, and are a CEC provider for other certifying organizations as well. Choose to expand your base of knowledge and follow your passion wherever it leads you.

Requirement for Allied Healthcare Professionals

To become the best nutritionist, personal trainer or health coach, it’s important to make a dedication to lifelong education. All allied health professionals are required to keep up with continued education credits (CECs) to maintain certification.

Stay Relevant with Continuing Education

The health, fitness and nutrition industry is constantly evolving with new scientific research and education released on a regular basis. Continuing education certification ensures that you maintain a high level of competence for your clients and demonstrates to future employers that you’re the ideal candidate committed to the job.

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AFPA feels like more of a family. I can always email or reach out if I have any questions and I get a response immediately. It’s a very caring organization. I’ve been certified with other organizations and that’s not always the case."

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The certification program changed everything in my overall life. It changed how I ate, my health, and how I help other people. It also changed my career in the health space. I liked that the information presented had studies and actually showed you the research as it was teaching you things."

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The way my life has changed after getting the certification is like a complete 180, honestly. I definitely could not have counseled people the way I do now without AFPA. I was surprised the most when I just realized really how much I was learning. I knew I was going to learn a lot, and that there were so many different curriculum topics, but at the end of it, I learned even so much more than I expected."

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