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January 2013

ACE Earns Accreditation in Europe


In an effort to help you more effectively help people achieve their fitness goals worldwide, ACE recently earned accreditation from the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards Council for two of our core certifications. 

The designation means ACE Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors are the first industry professionals certified within the United States to be recognized as meeting standards of practice in Europe.

ACE-certified Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors can now join the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS), an inventory referenced during the hiring process by more than 10,000 clubs throughout Europe.

ACE-certified Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors with at least one year of recorded experience can join EREPS with full member status, while newly certified ACE Professionals are granted provisional member status for their first year of practice.

EREPS operates as an independent body for the registration of all instructors, trainers and teachers working across Europe in the exercise and fitness sector. Through its quality-assurance process, the organization gives recognition to exercise professionals who are qualified to do their jobs by meeting the standards specified in the official European Qualification Framework (EQF).

By meeting the rigorous accreditation standards of both the EHFA and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ACE continues its global commitment to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity.

To join EREPS, visit the organization’s website and choose a membership option.

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