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What are CECs and where can I get them?
September 9, 2011

Once you qualify as a personal trainer, gym instructor or group instructor, it is expected that you register as an exercise professional with either Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia to show your commitment to meeting industry standards. Registration is proof of your current competency and it demonstrates a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Your ongoing development involves obtaining 20 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years if you choose to register with Fitness Australia or six Professional Development Points (PDPs) if you go with Physical Activity Australia.

CECs and PDPs are the units used to measure continuing education, and these can be obtained through fitness workshops, courses, seminars, conventions, in-house training, higher education, etc., each worth a varying number of credits or points.

And if you're wondering where to get CECs and PDPs, you don't have to look far for fitness instructors' courses. Australian Institute of Fitness has just launched its own stream of continuing education courses, so you can continue to stay qualified through your trusted provider. The face-to-face workshops take place in major cities across Australia from October 2011 .

As the provider who is first in fitness courses and careers, the Australian Institute of Fitness's continuing education courses will be taught by the industry's top fitness presenters, including Dr Mark McKean, one of Australia's leaders in exercise science, with specialties in strength, posture and flexibility.

Workshops include Advanced Ball, Fitness Research 2011 and Square Shoulders, Strong Arms. You can find dates and more details on our website.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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