Obtaining your professional certification requires time and hard work. In order for certifications to be respected, they must represent effort on your part. Although there are many to pick from, the basic steps to getting certified are the same. Consider the following steps to help you find the training and certification program that fits your needs and career goals, and sign up for your certification program today!
1. Decide Which Certification Program Fits Your Needs And Goals.
This may sound obvious, but there are a lot of people who are not sure which certification(s) they should complete. Research and study all the different AFPA Certification programs available. If you still have questions and need additional guidance the AFPA team is happy to assist you in the decision making process.
2. Evaluate The Certification Program And Examination Requirements.
Once you know what AFPA Certification program you are going to pursue, take a look at what is expected of you in order to complete the program. For example, the Advanced Personal Trainer Certification requires that you hold a Personal Trainer Certification prior to pursuing the Advanced Personal Trainer program.
3. Order Your Certification Program.
You may order your certification program(s) through the AFPA secure online ordering systems, call AFPA at 1.800.494.7782, fax your order to AFPA at 609.978.7582 or mail your order with payment to AFPA P.O. Box 214, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008.
4. Study And Train.
Whether you're an expert in your field, new to the subject, or you need some hands-on experience; you will receive great benefits from any AFPA certification program as each is very comprehensive with clear objectives and will definitely be worth your time and money.
5. Stay A Certified Professional.
Once you have passed your certification exam(s), be sure to review the re-certification procedures to find out what the requirements are for continuing education credits.