Professional Standards Program – CSEP Certified Personal Trainer® (CSEP-CPT)

What is a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer® (CSEP-CPT)?

A CSEP-CPT administers the CSEP-PATH to healthy populations, and develops and implements a tailored physical activity, fitness and lifestyle plan.

Where can CSEP-CPTs Work?

As a CSEP-CPT, your certification will stand out among all other fitness certifications in Canada for its foundations in evidence-based research and development.

Among our over 4000 CSEP-CPTs currently certified, our members have found employment in the areas of:

  • Private and Public-funded Gyms and Fitness Facilities
  • Municipal Recreation Centres
  • University/College Fitness Facilities
  • Fitness establishments across Canada
  • Private Clinics
  • Elite Athlete Training Camps and Franchises

A CSEP-CPT’s clientele can include:

  • Apparently healthy individuals
  • Individuals with a stable health condition who are able to exercise independently
  • Individuals between the ages of 15-69 years

To view the CSEP-CPT Scope of Practice, click on the PDF below.


Click here for a complete list of requirements

To APPLY for a CSEP-CPT membership:


View the 5 Steps to Becoming CSEP Certified graphic 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.