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PPFS Online Certification - FAQs

Prerequisites
Who can take the PPFS course?
Who can be certified as a PPFS?
What counts as a 'base fitness certification'? 

Course Delivery
How do I receive my materials?
I'm having trouble accessing the course on Skyprep. What should I do?
How long will it take to complete the assignments?
How long do I have to complete the assignments?
What happens if I do not get 80% on an assignment?
Can I get an extension to complete the course?
I have a baby/young children. Any suggestions?
The certificate I received after completing the course is only temporary. How do I get the official course certificate?

Exam
How do I take the exam if I am doing the PPFS course by on-line?
What happens if I do not get 80% on the exam?
What is the PPFS exam pass/fail rate?

Renewal
How do I renew my certification?
Why do I have to renew my PPFS?
How can I get the 2 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) required for renewal?
How do I reactivate my certification if it has expired?

Teaching Opportunities
How do I apply to teach with Fit 4 Two®?

Legal
Do I have to become a Fit 4 Two® Franchisee to take the PPFS course?
If I take this course does that make me a Fit 4 Two® Franchisee?
After successfully completing the exam, what will my title be?
What insurance do you recommend instructors purchase?
Where can I sign up for PPFS certification?

Refund
What is your refund policy?

Who can take the PPFS course?
Anyone who has a sincere interest in the subject matter is welcome.  Although the focus is on fitness and yoga, a variety of health & wellness providers (registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, pilates instructors etc) attend the course for continuing education.

Who can be certified as a PPFS?
We require proof of a certification or degree in a field that permits you to teach fitness, aqua fitness, yoga or Pilates, or that allows you to do personal training.  If you are looking to become a certified fitness professional, we recommend INFOFIT, our preferred School for Fitness Professionals.

What counts as a 'base fitness certification'? 
We accept the following as a base fitness certification: NFLA (I.E. BCRPA, AFLCA), CanFitPro, ACE, NASM, Infofit, ISSA, Canadian Online Fitness Education, CFES, Yoga Alliance, YogaFit, Stot Pilates, Basi Pilates, American College of Sports Medicine, Degree in Kinesiology or Degree in Physical Education.

If you hold a base certification that is not included in the list above, please send a copy of your scope of practice to instructortraining@fit4two.ca for approval. 

How do I receive my materials?
When you register, you will receive two emails right away.  One is your receipt via Paypal.  The second includes a link to the course on Skyprep and a subscriber key for gaining access.  You can then view/download the manual and complete the online assignments.

I'm having trouble accessing the course on Skyprep. What should I do?
If you do not receive confirmation with instructions for accessing your course within 5 minutes of registering, please check your junk folder.  Be sure to add @fit4two.ca to your safe senders list so you do not miss future emails. If you cannot find this instruction email, please contact instructortraining@fit4two.ca and include the name of the course you registered for.

How long will it take to complete the assignments?
Past students tell us that if they sit down and do it all at once they can complete it in 6-8 hours; if they do it in 2-4 hour chunks they complete it in 8-10 hours; if they pick away at it over a long stretch of time 10+ hours.

How long do I have to complete the assignments?
3 Months. 

What happens if I do not get 80% on an assignment?
You get a second chance to complete each assignment in Skyprep.

Can I get an extension to complete the course?
We understand that life can get busy. If you need a 30-day extension to complete a course or workshop, please contact instructortraining@fit4two.ca.

I have a baby/young children. Any suggestions?
You can do it!  You just need to schedule in non-negotiable time.  If you have young children, sit down with your partner/support person and work together to create a schedule you can both commit to.  That way there are no surprises and less conflicts.  You might even find that attending the 2 day in-class course is easier for your family.

The certificate I received after completing the course is only temporary. How do I get the official course certificate?
The certificate you receive automatically on Skyprep is not the official certificate and may only be used as proof of CECs. To receive the official PPFS certificate, you must complete the exam with a minimum of 80% and email a copy of your current base certification to instructortraining@fit4two.ca.

How do I take the exam if I am doing the PPFS course by on-line?
You have three choices:

1. Write the exam 3:00-5:00pm on the Sunday of an in-class course (click here for dates and locations).  This is a scheduled group exam.  The fee for this exam is included in your original registration but you must RSVP.  Details

2. Arrange a local proctor.  Ideally your proctor is a direct supervisor and will not charge you to sit the exam.  If they do charge, this will be at your cost.  Exams are now done online so you will need access to a computer and the internet. Click here for detailed instructions for writing an exam with a local proctor.

3. Book a Fit 4 Two® proctor.  Exams are done Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm at 1009 Expo Blvd in Vancouver and the fee is $40.00.  Contact us with your preferred date and time. 

What happens if I do not get 80% on the exam?
You can chose to re-write the alternate PPFS exam for a $40 re-write fee.  You can write the exam at the next scheduled course or arrange for a proctor in your community.  Details here.

What is the PPFS exam pass/fail rate?.
96% of our students pass the PPFS exam

How do I renew my certification?
Your Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification issued by Fit 4 Two® Pre and Postnatal Fitness is valid for 1 year.  Fit 4 Two® will send you a reminder and renewal form via email 6-8 weeks before your certification expires.  It is your responsibility to complete this form and return it to Fit 4 Two® on or before your expiration date.  In addition, you will need to send in current copies of your Group Fitness/Personal Trainer Registration and proof of 2 CECs related to pre and postnatal fitness.  The current renewal fee is $19.00. Find out more here.

Why do I have to renew my PPFS?
Renewal ensures that all PPFS are continuing their education and therefore satisfies the requirements of most insurance policies.

How can I get the 2 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) required for renewal?
Renewal requires completing 2 CECs (Continuing Education Credits) related to pre or postnatal fitness. We offer many online workshops that fulfill this requirement. Attending a Fit 4 Two conference is also a good option to complete 2 CECs. We accept CECs from other conferences and workshop providers as long as 2 full hours related to pre or postnatal fitness are completed. If you are not sure if your CECs will count for our CEC requirement, please contact instructortraining@fit4two.ca with a description or link for your course.

How do I reactivate my certification if it has expired?
You can reactivate your certification by reading the most current version of the PPFS Course Manual and successfully completing our PPFS exam with 80% or more. There is a $99 reactivation fee that includes access to the current PPFS course materials online, the PPFS exam and your renewal fee. More information about the reactivation process can be found at the bottom of our renewal page here.

How do I apply to teach with Fit 4 Two®?
We are looking for energetic instructors who are passionate about working with new moms and moms-to-be and can commit to two or more classes a week for at least 12 months.  To apply as a contract instructor, please visit our locations page to find the contact information for the Fit 4 Two® Franchisee in your area.  

Read the announcements and check out the schedule. Visit their local social media pages. This will help you get a feel for the company culture and class availability. When emailing your resume, be sure to include your availability.  Please note that for safety and quality reasons, our instructors do not bring their children to class when they are teaching. Interested applicants who are parents should have a childcare plan.  

Do I have to become a Fit 4 Two® Franchisee to take the PPFS course?
No.  The PPFS course is open to all.  Hundreds of people have taken the PPFS course.  Our Franchise opportunities are for people who want to start a Fit 4 Two® Pre and Postnatal Fitness business in their community.  Learn more about the Fit 4 Two® Franchise here.
 
If I take this course does that make me a Fit 4 Two® Franchisee?
No.  The PPFS course and our franchise opportunities are two separate entities.  Learn more about the Fit 4 Two® Franchise here.
 
After successfully completing the exam, what will my title be?
You will be a Certified Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist.  This is often shortened to PPFS. Only Fit 4 Two® Pre and Postnatal Fitness Inc and Fit 4 Two® franchisees may use our registered tradename for business purposes.
 
What insurance do you recommend instructors purchase?
Based on customer service and price, we recommend Stevenson & Hunt. You can also contact your local provider and ask for a quote.  
 
Where can I sign up for PPFS certification?
Register for in class certification here. Register for online certification here.
 
What is your refund policy?
Registrants who give at least 2 weeks notice will be given the opportunity to take the course online.  Refunds are not available.

 

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"Thank you again for a truly fantastic and inspiring course! You are a true teacher, passionate and generous with your information!"

-Marianne G, PPFS Student