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Membership Eligibility
Outdoor Fitness

In order to be eligible for membership, a certification organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Be engaged in the fitness business
  • Offer no less than one current certification program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (“NCCA”) for an exercise professional role defined by the U.S. Department of Labor or one ISO 17024-compliant certification exam program for an exercise professional role defined by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Provide certifications or credentials (A) which are (A) NCCA accredited or ISO 17024-compliant, (B) are in the process of receiving NCCA accreditation or ISO 10724 compliance review, or (C) for which an NCCA accredited certification or ISO 17024-compliant certification serves as a prerequisite.

The United States Registry of Exercise Professionals® will display all of the current NCCA-accredited or ISO 17024-compliant certifications that an individual holds from member organizations. No specialty certifications or other credentials will be listed on the Registry.

At this time, individual membership is not offered. Member organizations are required to pay dues and registration fees to support the Registry and the other work of the Coalition.


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