National & International Certification

Organizational Affiliations

NSFA Certified Fitness Leaders & Trainers are nationally certified and internationally transferable.

The NSFA is a founding member of Fitness Leadership Canada (FLC). 

As a member of the FLC we are also members of ICREPs. FLC is the only fitness certification organization in Canada that is an ICREPs Member. 

Fitness Leadership Canada's main focus is the development and stewardship of national standards and exercise leadership registration across Canada. We are an advocate for exercise leadership at the National level. 

As a national board we:

- work collaboratively to promote qualified exercise professionals in Canada;
- are a national and international advocate for exercise professionals;

- Set the national exams & hold the performance standards for exercise leadership registration in Canada.

FLC members are committed to a common vision, open communication, sharing and enhancing resources and working together towards an effective, national network. We are the Canadian member of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals.

Our work with ICREPs furthers our goals by:

- providing international portability for Canadian registered exercise professionals through the establishment of registers for exercise professionals and international alignment of standards for practice

- allowing us to share leading practices with international exercise organizations - providing the ICREPs-endorsed registry for Canadian exercise professionals, through our partnerships.

For more information, please visit the FLC home page.

Our Canadian Partners are:

Alberta (& North West Territories) – Fitness Alberta

British Columbia (& Yukon) –British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association

Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Manitoba – Manitoba Fitness Council 

Ontario – Ontario Fitness Council

New Brunswick (&PEI) – Fitness New Brunswick

Personal trainers, aerobics instructors, yoga leaders and other exercise educators in Newfoundland & Labrador who wish to be FLC registered and insured can join through us in Nova Scotia (NSFA). 

Please contact us at for an assessment of your credentials.

The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world.

For full details please visit the ICREPS home page.

New potential member countries are applying to join ICREPs every year.  Only those who meet the standards will be chosen.  Please contact us at if you are considering transferring to another ICREPs member country.

Other Organizations

The NSFA is a member of the following non-fitness organizations:

- Sport Nova Scotia

- The Q Creative Network

Dance Nova Scotia 

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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