Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education programs are required in order to promote continued competence, instructor development, and enhancement of professional skills and knowledge as a Pietra Fitness Instructor.
Continuing education programs are required in order to promote continued competence, instructor development, and enhancement of professional skills and knowledge as a Pietra Fitness Instructor. To ensure Pietra Fitness Instructors are growing in skills and proficiency, they must recertify every year and complete 10 CECs (10 hrs. of Continuing Education Credits) within that year.
4 of the CECs each year must be from the approved Spiritual Courses Category
6 of the CECs each year must be from the approved Physical Courses Category
Does CPR/AED Certification Count for CECs?
The Physical Course CECs include 2 CECs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification in the year you take the course. When it is time for your CPR/AED certification, completing the course will be 2 of your CECs for the year in the physical category. Most CPR/AED certifications are valid for 2 years, and will NOT count for CECs on off years. You will need to upload your proof of CECs at the time of renewal, even on off years.
Where do I Find Available CECs for Pietra Fitness?
We have tried to make it super simple by including either a physical or spiritual CEC into each of our instructor monthly meetups. They will each be worth 1 CEC, so if you attend all of the meetings, you will have all of your requirements fulfilled. You will receive a CEC certificate if you attend the entire meetup. If you do not receive a certificate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Hold on to the certificates and upload them when you recertify.
If you can not make the meetup, you can still achieve the CECs. We send out a link for the meetup along with a short quiz that you can fill out and email to email@example.com.
We also have some articles on the website if you need to make up a CEC or 2. We do not have enough material out there for all of your CECs. The majority of them should come from the workshops at the meetups.
PLEASE NOTE: Pietra Fitness does NOT keep copies of your CECs. It is your responsibility to save them and upload them at the time of recertification.
What CPR/AED Courses Are Accepted for Certification and Re-Certification?
Pietra Fitness requires that everyone complete an adult CPR/AED class with a hands-on skills assessment verified by a qualified CPR instructor. This means you have to go to a class that has a live instructor who will be evaluating your skill performance. An online-only CPR course will not be accepted.
Petitioning Courses Not Pre-Approved by Pietra Fitness
CEU/CEC providers that are not pre-approved by Pietra Fitness will require a petition. Petitions allow Pietra Fitness to review the material covered and make a value determination for the CECs. Please print out this document for Petitioning a course.