Introduction

To provide quality leadership programs, FNB course conductors and evaluators are required to meet and maintain a high level of knowledge and training to ensure FNB certifications remain credible within the exercise and active living community in New Brunswick and across the nation.

An FNB course conductor is someone who educates exercise leaders through sharing, and teaching the designated course material as outlined by the NFLA and FNB.

An FNB certified leader evaluator is someone who observes exercise leaders, utilizing the designated performance evaluation(s) as outlined by the NFLA and FNB.

Pre-requisites

  • Apply to Fitness NB for acceptance to be recognized as a Fitness NB Exercise Theory Course Conductor
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science; a Kinesiology degree or an Exercise Science degree.

** Individuals with diplomas that include similar course work from other institutions (ie. Colleges, massage therapy etc.) may apply to FNB for recognition as an ET course conductor.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the fitness field specifically related to Personal Fitness Training (with supporting documentation).
  • Current CPR level C certification within the current fiscal year.
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate.
  • 100% participation in the FNB process to become an FNB ET Course Conductor as follows:
  1. Observe an FNB ET course in its entirety from the perspective of a Course Conductor to become familiar with the course material. In some instances, the candidate may have previous teaching experience and start with step 2 below.
  2. Facilitate portions of the ET Depending on the experience of the candidate, this may involve incremental degrees of participation.
  3. Full recognition as an FNB ET course conductor will depend on a successful evaluation during the required co-facilitation(s).
  4. It is with the understanding that all course conductor candidates will volunteer their time during the training and evaluation process.

Direct Transfer/Acceptance 

If the individual holds all of the pre-requisites as outlined above, and is a current ET Course Conductor with another FNB recognized training association such as; but not limited to, NFLA provincial partners, The YMCA/YWCA.

Full recognition to transfer directly as an FNB ET course conductor may depend on a successful observation during the first course conducted.

FNB ET Course Conductor Renewal Requirements

  • Obtain six CEC’s annually
  • Teach a minimum of 25% of an ET course at least once every two years.

If it is not possible to teach or co-teach an ET in a two-year period due to lack of course opportunities, FNB will accept for that period any one of the following:

  1. Delivering a workshop developed and offered by the course conductor that would include a review of general skills or a new skill relative to personal training.
  2. Attendance at an FNB Training for Trainers day or an FNB approved professional development day.  The educational credits for these option(s) credited towards his/her CEC requirement
  • Complete a minimum of 60 minutes annually of professional development that will enhance his/her teaching skills or bring benefit to the FNB ET courses. This information must be research based and relative to the field of exercise science/health or wellbeing.

If any or all of the renewal requirements have not been met, the status of the course conductor becomes invalid and he/she will not be eligible to conduct FNB ET courses.

All course conductors will receive an update of the status of their renewal requirements prior to and post renewal. If the course conductor wishes to maintain his/her status arrangements can be made through the office in consultation with the ED as to the appropriate amount of time, required to meet any outstanding requirements.

Full recognition as a Fitness NB Course Conductor will depend on a successful evaluation during the required
co-facilitation.

Pre-requisites and requirements

  • Apply to FNB for acceptance to be an FNB Specialty Designation Course Conductor.
  • Hold a current FNB recognized specialty certification in the desired training designation or an equivalent certification with an FNB recognized exercise leadership training association.

Certain specialties may include additional or other accepted qualifications as described below.

FNB Specialty                             Accepted Certifications

RTL                                                CSEP-CPT, CSEP-CEP

YFL                                                Minimum 200 hour FNB recognized Yoga Teacher

Zoomers on the Go                     FNB recognized Older Adult Specialty

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the fitness field specifically related to the specialty designation (with supporting documentation).
  • 100% participation in the FNB process to become an FNB Group Fitness Leader Specialty course conductor.

Process to train as an FNB Course Conductor

  1. Observe their designated FNB specialty course in its entirety from the perspective of a Course Conductor to become familiar with the course material. In some instances, the candidate may have previous teaching experience and start with step 2 below.
  2. Facilitate portions of the Specialty Depending on the experience of the candidate, this may involve incremental degrees of participation.
  3. Full recognition as an FNB Specialty Designation course conductor will depend on a successful evaluation during the required co-facilitation.

It is with the understanding that all course conductor candidates will volunteer their time during the training and evaluation process.

Direct Transfer/Acceptance 

If the individual holds all of the pre-requisites as outlined above, and is a current specialty designated Course Conductor with another FNB recognized training association such as; but not limited to, NFLA provincial partners, The YMCA/YWCA.

** Full recognition to transfer directly as an FNB specialty designation course conductor may depend on a successful observation during the first course conducted.

Pre-requisites and requirements

  1. Apply to FNB for acceptance to be an FNB PFT Course Conductor.
  2. A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science; a Kinesiology degree or Exercise Science degree.
  3. Minimum of 5 years experience in the fitness field specifically related to Personal Fitness Training (with supporting documentation).
  4. Hold a current FNB PFT Certification or an equivalent certification with an FNB recognized Personal Training association.
  5. 100% participation in the FNB process to become an FNB PFT Course Conductor.

Training Process 

  1. Observe an FNB PFT course in its entirety from the perspective of a Course Conductor to become familiar with the course material. In some instances, the candidate may have previous teaching experience and start with step 2.
  2. Teach portions of the PFT course. Depending on the experience of the candidate, this may involve incremental degrees of participation.
  3. Full recognition as an FNB PFT course conductor will depend on a successful evaluation during the required co-facilitation(s).
  4. It is with the understanding that all course conductor candidates will volunteer their time during the training and evaluation process.

Direct Transfer/Acceptance

If the individual holds all of the pre-requisites as outlined above, and is a current PFT Course Conductor with another FNB recognized training association such as; but not limited to, NFLA provincial partners, The YMCA/YWCA.

Full recognition to transfer directly as an FNB PFT course conductor may depend on a successful observation during the first course conducted.

Pre-requisites and requirements

  1. Current specialty certification with FNB or an FNB recognized certification body.
  2. A minimum of 3 years of confirmed consistent leadership experience
  3. Recommendation for evaluator status by an FNB certified leader, FNB Board member and/or the ED upon discussion.
  4. Participate in the process to become an FNB Certified Leader Evaluator as follows:
  • Discussion and full review of the specialty evaluation contents with the ED or an evaluator appointed by the ED prior to conducting an evaluation.
  • Observe and/or evaluate a current FNB certified leader under the observation of an FNB evaluator.
  • Evaluate a current FNB certified leader evaluator.

It is with the understanding that all evaluator candidates will volunteer his/her time during this process.

All course conductor are designated as evaluators

Direct Transfer/Acceptance

If the individual holds all of the pre-requisites as outlined above, and is a current evaluator with another FNB recognized training association such as; but not limited to, NFLA provincial partners, The YMCA/YWCA.

Full recognition to transfer directly as an FNB evaluator may depend on a successful observation during the first evaluation conducted.

Renewal Requirements

  1. Maintain his/her current certification.
  2. Complete a minimum of one evaluation annually.
  3. Complete a minimum of 60 minutes annually of professional development that will enhance his/her evaluation/teaching skills. This information must be research based and relative to his/her designated certification.

If an annual evaluation has not occurred through the office, the evaluator may:

  1. Set up an evaluation with another leader or evaluator.
  2. Deliver a workshop developed and offered by the evaluator that would include a review of general skills or a new skill relative to the evaluation.
  3. Attend an FNB Training for Evaluators day or an FNB approved professional development day. The educational credits for these option(s) credited towards his/her CEC requirement.

If any or all of the renewal requirements have not been met, the status of the evaluator becomes invalid and he/she will not be eligible to conduct FNB evaluations.

All evaluators will receive an update of the status of their renewal requirements prior to and post renewal. If the evaluator wishes to maintain his/her status arrangements can be made through the office in consultation with the ED as to the appropriate amount of time, required to meet any outstanding requirements.

Course Conductors 

  1. Maintain a current certification status.
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 minutes annually of professional development that will enhance his/her teaching skills or bring benefit to their FNB courses/evaluations. This information must be research based and relative to their specialty field(s).
  3. Teach a minimum of 25% of a Trainer Course at least once every two years.

If it is not possible to teach or co-teach a course in a two-year period due to lack of course opportunities, FNB will accept for that period any one of the following:

  1. Delivering a workshop developed and offered by the course conductor that would include a review of general skills or a new skill relative to their specialty fields(s).
  2. Attendance at an FNB Training for Trainers day or an FNB approved professional development day.  The educational credits for these option(s) credited towards his/her CEC requirement.

If any or all of the renewal requirements have not been met, the status of the course conductor becomes invalid and he/she will not be eligible to conduct FNB courses.

All course conductors will receive an update of the status of their renewal requirements prior to and post renewal. If the course conductor wishes to maintain his/her status arrangements can be made through the office in consultation with the ED as to the appropriate amount of time, required to meet any outstanding requirements.

LAPSED STATUS 

Exercise Theory

Course Conductor whose renewal expiry has been 12 to 24 months.

  1. Fulfill outstanding renewal requirements.

Candidates whose certification expiry is over 24 months

  1. Co-teach an ET course with a current ET course conductor as a volunteer.
  2. Fulfill outstanding renewal requirements

Specialty Designation and Personal Fitness Training 

Holding an FNB Certification.

Holding a certification from another agency or association recognized by FNB.

  • Submit proof of current certification status with their governing body.

REVOCATION

All FNB Course Conductors and Evaluators are required to adhere to FNB Code of Conduct.
In cases of misconduct or violation of the FNB code of conduct the status of an FNB course conductor may be revoked. Procedures to determine revoking and possible reinstatement are to be determined according to Policy 218001C: Exercise Service Providers Code of Conduct Violations Discipline Policy.

FNB Service Providers Code of Conduct

If a course conductors’ or evaluators’ status has been revoked, he/she will be required to wait a minimum of two years until re-applying to be reinstated.

RESIGNATIONS

If a Course Conductor or Evaluator chooses not to continue to remain active, a formal written letter of resignation must be submitted to the FNB office stating the reason and the effective date of cessation.  This letter may be submitted as a paper copy, electronically in the body of an email or as an attachment in that email.