For those who want to be active in the field of exercise science and personal training, CSEP has two certifications. CSEP Certified Personal Trainers® (CSEP-CPT) and CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologists™ (CSEP-CEP) provide clients with individualized exercise programming that supports lasting lifestyle changes.
CSEP’s evidence-informed certifications are for individuals who have a post-secondary education in exercise science or related field, and meet a required standard of knowledge. All of the assessments and standards that certified members use are validated in research to best help clients.
Choose CSEP for your certification because:
You want to be part of a community of qualified exercise professionals who recognize the need to improve health outcomes for all Canadians.
You believe it is important that qualified exercise professionals follow a client-centred evidence-informed process to help clients adapt and maintain a physically active life.
Your certified membership will include Professional Liability Insurance designed to support your broad Scope of Practice.
Being CSEP certified reflects the depth of your knowledge and dedication to your profession.
Your first step to becoming CSEP certified is to read the requirements, choose the certification best for you, and apply to determine if you are eligible to pursue certification.
As of November 2019, the name CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist® changed to CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist™.
Overview of CSEP Certifications
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Prepare for your exams by purchasing the certification guide and using a number of resources developed to help you succeed.
IMPORTANT: Only the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) provides access to its approved study and examination preparation materials. CSEP does not have an agreement with any third party to provide practice exams or study material, for example on the website Exam Prep Hero. Valid and appropriate exam preparation materials can be found on the CSEP website and via the CSEP candidate password-protected area on csep.ca.
The CSEP Office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm Eastern.