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Exams, PLARs, & Transfers


Every NSFA certification requires exams.  Everyone certifying with us for the first time must write the Exercise Theory exam and also complete the written & practical exams for their chosen specialty.

Usually the NSFA holds 2 provincial exams days per year in which anyone can do any written exams they wish.  This is currently on hold due to COVID-19 and we do not have an estimation of when this service will return. We are only doing exams one-on-one with in-person proctors or via Zoom until further notice.

To arrange for a proctor for a written exam, or for an evaluator for a practical exam please email our Exam Manager, Stacey at exams@nsfitness.ca with your location and dates & times you are available.


For anyone with a fitness certification outside of the NSFA, NFLA, or ICReps family, you are invited to submit your credentials and resume for a PLAR - Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition.  The PLAR assessors will determine which of our credentials you qualify for and/or if you need to do any of our exams to meet our standards.

To apply for a PLAR please email your resume and proof of external credentials to Susan at susan@nsfitness.ca.


The NSFA accepts immediate transfers (no additional exams or assessments required) from our partner provinces and countries in the NFLA and ICReps.  If you have a current credential and are a member in good standing please email your proof, or have your transfers representative from your association email it to Terri at terri@nsfitness.ca

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The Nova Scotia Fitness Association is a non-profit organization.

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  

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