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How many Continuing Education Credits (CEC) do I need?
You will need a total of 20 CEC in order to renew your Personal Trainer Certification. At least 10 CEC must come from CEFA Certifications and up to 10 CEC may come from another accredited fitness certification company.

CEC that come from other accredited fitness certification companies that use whole credits will transfer to CEFA for their face value. For example, a 5 CEC class/certification from companies such as NETA will count as 5 of the 20 required CEC for your CEFA Personal Trainer Certification renewal.

Accredited fitness certification companies that use the decimal system, such as ACE, will count as 2x their value in CEC. For example, a 1.5 CEC class/certification will count as 3 of the 20 required CEC for your CEFA Personal Trainer Certification renewal.

How do I renew my certification?
Renewing your Personal Trainer Certification is simple.
1. Download/Print the renewal form which you can find here:

Renewal Form

2. Fill out the form and email or mail it to CEFA along with scans or printed copies of  proof of the CEC that you have attained totalling at least 20 with at least 10 of the CEC coming from CEFA.

Email:
admin@cefatrainer.com

Mail:
Council of Exercise Fitness and Athletics
1132 5th Street SW
Suite #301
Willmar, MN 56201

3. Once we receive your renewal form and proof of your CEC we will email you a Personal Trainer Certification that expires 2 years beyond the expiration date of your current certification.

What if my certification is already expired?
If your certification is expired by less than 60 days we will still email you another certification. However, the new expiration date will be 2 years from the day we email it. If your certification is expired by more than 60 days you will need to take the Personal Trainer Certification exam again in order to become recertified.

NOTE: CEFA does not charge a renewal fee like most other organizations. If you show proof of aquiring 20 CEC within 60 days of your Personal Trainer Certification having expired we will email you another 2 year Personal Trainer Certification at NO COST.

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