Why Maintaining Certification Credentials Is Important

With new science breakthroughs happening constantly in the health and wellness field, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the educational curve. Continuing education will not only help you become more knowledgeable with the latest trends, but it’s also required for all allied healthcare professionals to ensure the most accurate information is provided to customers. Make it a priority to get continuing education credits so you can demonstrate to your clients that you’re a trusted professional.

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What You Will Learn


Reach Your Goals with CECs

Whether you’re an AFPA certified professional, need extra continued education credits, or want to expand your knowledge base and expertise in fitness, you can achieve your goals by choosing from any of our continuing education programs.

Optimal Performance Techniques Through Continued Education

Personal trainers will discover the most efficient training protocols to reach peak physical performance using practical tools like TRX, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags and more. Our continued education curriculum will show you several mobility and recovery methods to improve strength and stability.

Gain Specialized Knowledge in Holistic Nutrition

Select one of AFPA’s holistic nutrition continued education courses to gain further expertise in various dietary niches, such as ideal micro and macronutrient intake, supplement recommendations, and therapeutic nutrition, as well as a deep dive into fad diets like the Paleo diet, Ketogenic diet and more.

Key Benefits


Over 200 Continuing Education Courses

Our wide selection of educational programs gives the opportunity for individuals worldwide to continue learning. We accept CECs from many other organizations, and are a CEC provider for other certifying organizations as well. Choose to expand your base of knowledge and follow your passion wherever it leads you.

Requirement for Allied Healthcare Professionals

To become the best nutritionist, personal trainer or health coach, it’s important to make a dedication to lifelong education. All allied health professionals are required to keep up with continued education credits (CECs) to maintain certification.

Stay Relevant with Continuing Education

The health, fitness and nutrition industry is constantly evolving with new scientific research and education released on a regular basis. Continuing education certification ensures that you maintain a high level of competence for your clients and demonstrates to future employers that you’re the ideal candidate committed to the job.

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The reason I chose AFPA is because of the recognition that they have worldwide, designed by experts in their fields, so I felt very comfortable choosing them. The certification has been very beneficial in my career. I’m now able to attract more clients because of the certification behind my name. I’m no longer just a fitness trainer, I’m a fitness trainer and nutrition and wellness consultant."

Doron Willis, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant Certification
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The certification program changed everything in my overall life. It changed how I ate, my health, and how I help other people. It also changed my career in the health space. I liked that the information presented had studies and actually showed you the research as it was teaching you things."

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What I loved most about getting certified with AFPA is that it really opened the opportunities for my long career, and it gave me direction."

Tyler Kalisiak, Strength and Conditioning Certification, Sports Nutrition Certification

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