The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals.
ICREPs is a membership based organisation. Our members all operate independent, competency based registration systems for exercise/fitness professionals. ICREPs members operate in 4 continents, over seven countries, and collectively register over 60,000 individual exercise professionals. ICREPs has also produced a global matrix that maps each ICREPs member’s registration levels against the others, which provides a clear pathway for exercise professionals considering moving countries. For more information on how registers work, see our resources page on setting up a national register.
In addition to our members, ICREPs also has associations with organisations around the world, including:
- ICREPs is recognised by IHRSA (the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) as the global body representing national registration bodies of exercise professionals
- ICREPs is in the process of mapping quality education providers from around the globe (outside of ICREPs member countries) against ICREPs member’s standards – this includes AASFP in Asia, and the American Council of Exercise (ACE) in the USA
For more information on ICREPs members, please click on the logos on the bottom of this page. This will take you to the web site of the register that operates in that country/region, and will include information on how to register, as well as contact details of the registration body.
ICREPs also works with education providers that operate outside of ICREPs member countries. In this case, training providers can apply to have their course(s) mapped against ICREPs members standards, with the outcome giving global portability and recognition (in ICREPs member countries) for graduates of courses that have been mapped, and meet the required standards. For more details on this process see the training provider page.
For more details on what ICREPs does, or to enquire as to how ICREPs can support a country to develop its own registration system, please browse this web site, especially the resources page, or contact us.
Important Update, March 2013:
Those wishing to learn more about setting up a national register may wish to consider attending IHRSA, in Las Vegas, March 2013. At IHRSA there will be two sessions on registrations system, with many of the ICREPs members being involved in these sessions, which are facilitated by ICREPs Chair, Richard Beddie. For more information, visit IHRSA’s web site, and look at Tuesday 3.45pm, and Thursday 9.45am.