The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals.
WHAT WE DO
ICREPs has three main functions:
- To facilitate international portability/recognition for exercise professionals worldwide
- To provide information and support to countries and regions that wish to develop registration systems for exercise professionals
- To facilitate sharing of best practice systems between ICREPs members
ICREPs does not in itself operate a registration system – it supports countries to develop their own systems based on the unique needs of that country.
Structure of ICREPs
ICREPs, like its members, is non profit. It charges an annual fee to its members to cover its operating costs which varies depending on the size of the register. For more details on membership, see our joining page.
ICREPs is set up as a non-profit company, with a board. The board comprises one representative individual from each of the national registers (members), and a separate elected chair, elected by the members. The current board (updated 2017) is:
- Brian Biagioli (US REPs) – BOARD CHAIR
- Craig Knox (Fitness Australia)
- Stephen Gacsal (REPs New Zealand)
- Scott Schreuder (REPs South Africa)
- Vincent O’Flaherty (REPs Ireland)
- Catherine Hanson Farid (REPs UAE)
- Katherine Mackeigan (NFLA Canada)
- Dominique Van De Catsye (REPs Belgium)
How to get involved with ICREPs
- As an exercise professional – if ICREPs has a member National Register in your country, register directly with them. Just follow the links at the bottom of this page (click on the logo of your country) for more information. Exercise professionals may also be interested in the ICREPs Global Portability Matrix, showing how ICREPs members registration levels are internationally portable. In all cases, direct questions about this to your local ICREPs member.
- As an organisation wishing to set up a national register – consider joining ICREPs. To do so you must either meet all of ICREPs criteria for membership (as outlined on our joining page) or be working towards it. One of the essential components is that a register must be independent from training providers (i.e. registers can not be in the business of providing training/education). For more details see the joining page.
Most importantly, ICREPs is about supporting the development of national registration bodies for exercise professionals, mainly through sharing of information and resources. If this is of interest to you in your country, get in contact.