Education format: 46 video sessions
10 quizzes. 80% passing grade required, and can retake without extra cost.
Renewal: 20 CECs per year, included in cost.
If certification is allowed to expire, must submit a written appeal to be allowed to retest. If authorization is granted, applicant may retest and pay a reinstatement fee.
How do I get CEC/CEUs for my technical certification through my $249/yr FBA Certification?
Through the FBA you get to enjoy hundreds of sessions every year that qualify for CEC/CEUs from ALL major certifying organizations (ACE, NASM, AFAA, NSCA, ISSA, ACSM, and NCSF). Once you join, you'll easily be able to access all the sessions that qualify as you enjoy the diversity of hundreds of sessions throughout the year. More information on the current roster of qualified sessions can be found here.
How do I earn my 20 CECs for my FBA Certification once I'm certified?
Once you complete your FBA certification, you then have two routes to keep it current. 1) Participate in our ongoing education (featured sessions, workshops, trainings, webinars, etc) or 2) Watch a bulk of sessions from our SUCCEED! virtual conferences, where we have over 150 new sessions added every year!
Do I need credentials prior to starting the FBA Certification?
Yes! It is a prerequisite that you already hold a technical certification such as CPT. This course builds on the knowledge of your current certification.
Is the $249/yr only the first year and then $499/yr or does it remain at $249?
Anyone who signs up now will only pay $249/year.
How long do I have to prepare and take the test?
There is no time limit! Your payment grants you 1 year of access and renews yearly. This includes your journey to become FBA certified, and your FBA CECs thereafter. You can advance at your own pace.
Are the tests hard? What if I don't pass?
The program is divided into 10 modules, each with its own quiz. The quizzes are harder than the average certification program (80% passing grade), but there is no cost to retest! We want you to focus on learning and developing your skills, not dealing with test anxiety.
Do I have to purchase exam preparation materials?
No! All education materials are included in the flat cost. We want all our pros to have access to all the materials available.
Is there a practice exam I can take?
There is no need for practice tests because our tests are divided into module quizzes and there is no cost to retest. We want you to focus on learning instead of worrying about the testing process.
Do the video courses/sessions cost additional money?
There is no extra charge to watch the video courses/sessions. The $249/yr price includes all your education.
Once I'm certified how do I keep my certification current? Can I just choose any session I like to earn my credits? As long as I meet the 20 hours?
Once you complete your FBA certification, you then have two routes to keep it current. 1) Participate in our ongoing education (featured sessions, workshops, trainings, webinars, etc) or 2) Watch a bulk of sessions from our SUCCEED! virtual conferences over the course of 12 months, where we have over 150 new sessions added every year! Plus, one AMAZING perk is that you ALSO (included in the cost) receive CEUs for your technical certification (i.e., ACE, NASM, AFAA, ACSM, NSCA, ISSA, NSCF) at each of our SUCCEED! Virtual conferences as well!
Is the FBA Certification a recognized certification I can use for work?
The FBA certification is in excess and complimentary to your current technical certification, such as CPT. You must have a valid technical certification to perform as a fitpro. The FBA Certification signals to hiring managers that you have pursued advanced skill and excellence.
How reputable is FBA?
The FBA is the premier Fitness Business Association, and the parent company of SUCCEED!, the largest virtual conference in the industry. In fact, you may read just how credible the FBA is here. FBA and SUCCEED! are recognized industry wide, with the backing of top industry experts and 70+ industry brands, including all major certifying organizations. FBA and SUCCEED! have provided online education for tens of thousands of fitpros, with a 98% recommendation rate in surveys.