The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) Fitness Division, is pleased to announce a professional alliance with Canadian Fitness Education Services Ltd.

All CFES resources meet SPRA and National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) program guidelines. We look forward to learning with you. The CFES Fitness Knowledge Homestudy Program is also approved by the Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan for 35 credits for Continuing Education/Professional Development.

Professional Career Steps For A Fitness Leader In Saskatchewan

How CFES Fits In

For the student who wants CFES and Saskatchewan Fitness Leadership Certification
You would like to:
Become a certified fitness leader in group exercise, aquatic exercise or older adult exercise;
Develop a career in the fitness industry.

Step 1

Complete the SPRA Fitness Theory classroom program or CFES Fitness Knowledge Home Study Program.

SPRA recognizes that the home study course acts as an equivalent prerequisite to all SPRA Fitness Leader courses. Students unable to attend a SPRA Fitness Theory classroom program can enjoy CFES Fitness Knowledge Home study program in the convenience of your own home.

All students receiving 80% or higher receive a CFES Fitness Knowledge Certificate of Completion, recognized by the SPRA Fitness Division.

This program is an enjoyable preparation study guide utilized by thousands of students preparing to write the NFLA Fitness Theory Exam.

Step 2

Contact the SPRA office and arrange to write the NFLA Fitness Theory Exam. Phone: 1-800-563-2555

Step 3

Register and complete a SPRA Specialty Module, either Group Exercise, Aquatic Exercise or Exercise for Older Adults

Step 4

Complete the SPRA Specialty Module Exit Criteria

Step 5

Hold current CPR and First Aid Certificates

Step 6

Maintain Current Fees for SPRA Certification and Recertification Criteria

SPRA Fitness Instructor Certification And Membership

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) Fitness Division, was developed by SPRA in 1985 to encourage all residents of Saskatchewan to lead a healthy active lifestyle. The SPRA Fitness Leadership Certification Program works to encourage increased participation in Fitness Leadership through training, education and promotion.

Benefits Of Hiring A SPRA Certified Fitness Leader:

Recognized certification organization for Saskatchewan;
Has elevated credibility of the fitness profession
Provides credibility for the public participants;
Ensures safety in programs increases with qualified leader;
Increases credibility and marketability of leader;
Promotes professionalism within the fitness industry;
Recognized as the leadership industry’s standard;
Requirement for employment at most facilities;
Meets NFLA program guidelines and is transferable to other provinces.

Benefits Of SPRA Fitness Leader Certification:

Sense of belonging to a professional organization;
Subscription to Active Living Magazine (six issues);
Free access to the Resource Centre for Sport, Culture & Recreation;
Reduced rate to the annual Sask Fit conference.
We are happy to answer your career questions!

Contact SPRA toll-free at 1-800-563-2555 or Phone (306) 780-9206 Fax: (306) 780-9257.

For a list of Upcoming Courses, please visit or contact CFES Canada toll free: 1-877-494-5355.