CEC's are Continuing Education Credits. 1 hour of fitness or nutrition training or course is equivalent to 0.1 CEC
FIT4MOM strives to have the most knowledgeable and well trained/credible instructor team possible leading our classes! We require all teaching instructors to earn at least 10 hours of continuing education credits (1.0 CECs) each year in order to stay up to date on new information, expand their range of knowledge and meet the industry standards for fitness professionals. Compliance with this certification program is critical in protecting Franchisees and Instructors from liability due to negligence and credibility of the FIT4MOM brand.
“I only sub once and awhile, do I need to recertify?”
“I have my Group Fitness or Personal Training Certification, do I need to recertify?”
“I am a Franchise Owner and I teach classes, do I need to recertify?”
The answer to all these questions is YES! Everyone who teaches ANY FIT4MOM classes (even as a sub) must be up to date on their certifications for all programs they are teaching.
“I took my training last year, do I have to recertify this year?”
“I recertified last year, do I have to recertify again this year?”
All FIT4MOM instructors must recertify for each program they are teaching EVERY YEAR. Your recertification pass must be purchased before your current certification expires. Your expiration date typically corresponds to your original certification date, but check your most recent certificate or Front Desk profile to verify.
Yes, there will be a $99 Reinstatement Fee assessed on all expired certifications. This fee will be in addition to the $25 Re-Certification Fee and the completion of 1.0 CECs.
You must purchase a separate ($25) re-certification pass for each FIT4MOM program you are certified to teach in. Your same 1.0 CECs can be used for ALL of your re-certifications in a given year, but individual passes must be purchased for each program.
Yes! As long as the CEC/CEU course is centered around fitness, nutrition, or pre/postnatal education and from a reputable agency which has been approved by FIT4MOM. To receive credit for these CECs you will need to use the "Photos" button in your Front Desk Education & Support account to upload images of your CEC/CEU's completed outside FIT4MOM.
In Front Desk Education & Support under the tab “2015 Live Conference / Online Courses / CECs / Instructor Network Membership”. Or you can follow the links below:
No. In order for our instructors to stay current and up to date with fitness & nutrition, CECs must be completed in the 12 months prior to the re-certification.
Yes, all instructors must have their certifications and re-certification up to date in order to be teaching any FIT4MOM class. If your certification is currently expired you are not certified to teach.
No you will not automatically receive a FIT4MOM certificate when you re-certify.
When your re-certification is completed a Certification Plan will be loaded onto your Education Front Desk account and a receipt will be emailed to you. That receipt should be forwarded to your franchisee as your proof of continued certification. The receipt can be re-emailed at anytime from your Front Desk account.
If you need or would like to have a FIT4MOM certificate issued, you can purchase this option in Front Desk for $5.00/certificate.
Once a CEC Course or Training has been sent or completed, we move the pass to “Inactive”. You will still receive CECs and credit for this plan or pass.
The Education Team is working to add your certification pass which will show your expiration date. If you believe you are current and do not have a pass showing your expiration date, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Corporate does not keep copies of instructor certificates, only the date of certification. If you would like to keep a copy in your Front Desk profile, you can upload it into your “Photos” section in your profile.* If you need a new copy because you have misplaced your certificate, you can purchase another copy in Front Desk under “Re-Certification: (certificate type) Certificate” for $5.00.
*Login to your account>Click Photos under History>Click Add Photo
If you have completed SS/F4B or Body Back Training within the last year before your re-certification, those courses have fulfilled your requirement for that certification year. You will only need to purchase the $25 Annual Instructor Re-Certification pass in Front Desk.
You can now upload a picture of your certificate of completion from an outside agency into your “Photos” section of your Front Desk profile. Because this is a new practice, please email email@example.com letting us know that you have uploaded your certificates into your profile.
Jane Doe takes her Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby Certification course on May 1st, 2013. She passes her exam and has earned the 1.0 CEC’s she needs for the year. Before May 1, 2014 she must log onto her Front Desk Education & Support to purchase her Annual Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby Re-Certification Pass for $39. After she purchases her pass she will email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell them that her SS/F4B Certification course on May 1, 2013 earned her the 1.0 CECs that she needs for recertification. Between May 1, 2014 and May 1, 2015 Jane will need to complete another 1.0 CECs in order to purchase her next Re-Certification Pass and stay current.