Maintain your certified membership by renewing it annually.

All CSEP members need to renew their membership by March 31, annually. Annual membership renewal illustrates that members are staying current and have the knowledge to put the latest evidence informed research to practice. Renewing is a simple online process that allows you to maintain your certification and all member benefits.

To renew annually you need to:

  • Earn CSEP Professional Development Credits (audit occurs every two years).

  • Ensure CPR-C or equivalent is no more than one-year old. Annual CPR recertification is required as part of your CSEP Professional Liability Insurance. The insurance will not cover any incident that occurs if your most recent CPR recertification was over one year ago at the time of the incident. Keep this in your files, you do not need to submit to CSEP.

  • Complete the annual renewal survey.

  • Submit the online renewal form and pay renewal fees (late-fees will apply if you renew between April 1 and May 31).

Annual membership renewal opens annually during the month of February. Visit portal.csep.ca for more information.

Renewal Fees:

  • CSEP-CPTs: $260 + tax (includes Professional Liability Insurance)*
  • CSEP-CEPs: $295 + tax (includes Professional Liability Insurance)*

*fees are for the 2021-2022 membership year. Fees are subject to change.

If you are a current CSEP-CPT who is pursuing the CSEP-CEP certification at the time of renewal, you are encouraged to renew to maintain your certification and insurance to continue practicing. When you complete the process to become a CSEP-CEP you will need to pay an upgrade fee of $30, not the full certification fee.

Professional Liability Insurance & Commercial General Liability Insurance

Professional Liability Insurance and Commercial General Liability is included in the membership fees for CSEP Certified Personal Trainer® and CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist™ certifications. This industry leading program covers you for acts carried out within your Scope of Practice. The Scope of Practice defines the actions and activities that certified members are qualified and insured to perform under their defined certification.

If you are a CSEP member, you can login to access the Insurance program page for more information on the insurance plans and processes for CSEP-CEPs and CSEP-CPTs and the optional insurance add-ons.

view the csep-cpt scope of practice
View the csep-cep scope of practice

Leave of Absence

In the event of medical or emergency situation which would prevent a CSEP certified member from carrying out their work during the member year, CSEP-CEPs and CSEP-CPTs may apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA) from their membership. This leave is subject to approval by CSEP and is effective for the current membership year (April 1 to March 31 annually) only. Specific rules apply; please review the full policy details below.

view the Leave of absence policy
Apply for leave of absence

Reinstatement Policy

All memberships lapse after March 31, annually. There is a two-month grace period until May 31, when memberships expire. For CSEP certified members whose membership has lapsed in the previous membership year there is an opportunity to submit an appeal for reinstatement. Reinstatement is subject to approval by CSEP. Specific rules apply; please review the full policy details below.

View the reinstatement policy
Apply for reinstatement

Renew your Membership for 2021-2022

CSEP Staggered Payment Plan 2021

CSEP is once again offering members the option to renew their membership over three equal, monthly, payments. Payments will be debited from your credit card on the monthly date of your first payment. i.e., February 12, March 12, April 12.

Please click the links below* to renew your membership as three payments over 90 days.

PLEASE NOTE: CSEP membership renewal and the accompanying Professional Liability Insurance from BMS Group will not be considered active until all three payments have been received. Missed payments may be subject to penalties. No refunds are offered on partial payments. Deadline to enroll in the Staggered Payment Plan is March 31, 2021.

*CSEP Members- please log into your portal account before clicking the links to see staggered payment forms.

apply – csep-cpt staggered plan
Apply – csep-cep staggered plan
CSEP CPR-C Recertification

CSEP is now accepting online and distance learning CPR-C recertification.

CSEP has partnered with Pacific Medical Training and Secourisme RCR Quebec to offer special pricing for CSEP members on online CPR training.

In addition to the courses listed above, CSEP has confirmed that these popular courses also meet the ILCOR standards required by CSEP. Inclusion on this list does not constitute or imply an endorsement by CSEP of the product, service, or its producer or provider.

*Online and distance learning for CPR-C is only available for certification renewal. New members and first-time candidates must obtain an in-person session