Get the skills and knowledge you need!
Turn your passion for fitness into a career!


Personal Training Specialist

Group Fitness

Fitness Instructor Specialist

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Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Coach

canfitpro is Canada's leader in fitness education.
Now with virtual courses to serve students globally!

canfitpro knows fitness. Certifying fitness professionals since 1998 and evolving education to bring you the latest research and practical expertise. Over 90% of canfitpro members are currently working in the fitness industry! Continually evolving, canfitpro education brings you the latest research and practical expertise to enhance your learning.


You want to help others live their healthiest lives. To do so, you need a strong educational foundation. Certifying with canfitpro gives you credibility and confidence to be successful in the fitness industry.


Engage in accessible virtual and in-person training. Receive instruction and coaching from canfitpro’s team of highly qualified PRO TRAINERS. Set yourself up to start a full-time career, or earn extra income, working in the fitness industry.

Join us in our member portal to find a course!
It’s free to join!

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As an educator myself, I was impressed by how my PRO TRAINER taught both fitness theory and practical skills in a virtual setting. My virtual course included lots of opportunities to practice and ongoing feedback. The experiential learning truly amplified my skill development. I’m already taking family and friends through workouts with confidence and I’m building my own online fitness business!

Stefanie M.

Become certified in four steps


Choose your Learning Experience: 

Self-Directed Learning, with coaching from a PRO TRAINER during a Virtual or In-Person Course
On your Own, completing the Course Material without a Coach to Prepare for Exams


Register and Start Learning!  

Read the Manual and Engage in Interactive Online Resources
Develop your Theoretical Knowledge and Practical Skills
Study and Prepare for your Exams

If the Full Certification is chosen: attend your In-Person or Virtual Course with your PRO TRAINER and build your high performance skill-set through practical learning, expert advice, feedback, coaching, career and networking opportunities. 


Pass your Theory Exam


Pass your Practical Exam and Submit your CPR 


Do you want to work one-on-one with individuals or facilitate fitness in a group setting? The Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification will prepare you to work with clients on an individual or small group basis. PTS certified individuals are qualified to evaluate, design, and monitor individual and small group training programs in a health club, home, workplace, or virtual setting.  

The Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) certification will prepare you to lead large groups and teach safe and effective exercise classes – in-person or virtually. The FIS certification includes leadership, motivation, practical training (class design, cueing, coaching, and multi-level teaching to music) to help you become a world-class group exercise instructor. 

canfitpro certifications are recognized nationally and internationally. We are accredited with the EuropeActive Professional Standards Committee. 

Once you are certified with us, keep your membership up-to-date, renew your CPR, and complete your continuing education annually! You must obtain a minimum of 4.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) per year to maintain the certifications that you hold. Earn CECs at canfitpro virtual or in-person events, through our online courses, CEC Quizzes, or at a local canfitpro approved workshop. Learn more about the annual renewal process by clicking here or watching this video!