Certification Study Resources
Prepare for your CSEP-CPT or CSEP-CEP certification exams with these recommended study resources.
Steps to Becoming CSEP Certified
View the 5 Steps to Becoming CSEP Certified to help guide you through the certification process. The CSEP team will provide you with communication and detailed instructions at each step of the process including registration links. Learn more
CSEP-CPT Candidate Modules
Strengthen your knowledge of the CSEP Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) certification and the CSEP Physical Activity Training for Health (CSEP-PATH®) in this seven part module series. The series focuses on the CSEP-PATH® and the client-centered process.
CSEP-CEP Candidate Modules
Each of the videos covers the fundamentals of the CSEP areas of Core Competency for the CSEP-CEP. Subscribe to one of six different videos available in this collection to strengthen your knowledge of key concepts and populations. Learn more
CSEP Certified Personal Trainer® Certification Guide
In this guide you'll find details on completing the exam process, preparing for your CSEP-CPT Theory and Practical Exams, and study questions. This certification guide, is a complement to the CSEP-PATH® Manual (the required resource for all CSEP-CPT candidates) and enhances your experience in pursuing certification. Learn more
CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist™ (CSEP-CEP) Certification and Study Guide, First Edition
A CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist™ (CSEP-CEP) performs assessments/evaluations, prescribes conditioning exercise, provides exercise supervision/monitoring, coaching, healthy lifestyle education, and outcome evaluation for apparently healthy individuals and/or populations with medical conditions, functional limitations, or disabilities through the application of physical activity/exercise, for the purpose of improving health and function.
The CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist™ (CSEP-CEP) Certification and Study Guide, First Edition is your best resource for starting the CSEP-CEP certification journey. Learn more
CSEP Physical Activity Training for Health® (CSEP-PATH®) Resource Manual Second Edition
The CSEP-PATH® offers a comprehensive, evidence-based foundation for the training and work of qualified exercise professionals. The Resource Manual includes a comprehensive set of evidence-based physical activity, fitness, and lifestyle assessment protocols. The manual includes a Toolkit with client questionnaires, handouts, worksheets, and tools for qualified exercise professionals. This is a required resource for all CSEP-CPTs. Learn more
The Second Edition of the manual, released in 2019, has been extensively updated with content to reflect the latest research in exercise science, and an easy to use look and feel.
Learn how to support clients from initial intake to continued support through a client-centred process. The manual provides a comprehensive set of assessment protocols and extensive information on working with a variety of clients and their unique needs from children, to older adults, to those who live with disabilities, or those with a stable medical condition.
CSEP Recommended Course Maps
To assist applicants and candidates in planning their education to support their certification goals we have developed CSEP Recommended Course Maps (RCM). CSEP RCMs are a resource to help interested applicants plan your courses to ensure you take ones that cover the knowledge that will be challenged in the exams.
This is a tool developed in conjunction with a number of institutions to identify academic courses that cover content in the CSEP-CPT and CSEP-CEP core competencies. There may be other courses that will meet the Core Competencies, therefore CSEP RCMs aim to be a tool to support your success and not a prescriptive outline.
CSEP-CEP Candidate Practical Hours Logbook
All CSEP-CEP Candidates need to provide documentation to confirm they have met the practical hour requirement.
Download a sample of a completed logbook
that would satisfy the requirements for CSEP-CEP practical hours. Use this template
to fill in your practical hours when applying.