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Getting Certified to teach
General Questions Index
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I can't afford the certification and training fees. How do I get help with getting some of the costs covered? Answer
Are there any requirements in becoming an instructor? Answer
If I don't want or need the CECs or CEUs, is there any discount off the price of the course(s)? Answer
How is the Geri-Fit distance learning course different than other older adult fitness certifications? Answer
I've been teaching Silver Sneakers for years. Why do I still have to go through Geri-Fit training in order to each the Geri-Fit exercise program? Answer
Does Geri-Fit offer any internship programs? Answer
I'm certified by AFAA. Will Geri-Fit's recognized training programs apply toward my AFAA recertification requirements? Answer
Do I have to bring weights to class for the participants to use, or do they bring their own? Answer
How did Geri-Fit get started? Answer
Am I able to give or share my user name and password with my friend or colleague? Answer
Are any workouts included in the Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults continuing education course? Answer
I am unable to log-on to Geri-Fit's training website. How do I regain access? Answer
What type of people take Geri-Fit classes? Answer
Does Geri-Fit have a code of ethics? Answer
Getting Certified to teach Index
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Do all instructors need to go through training before becoming a certified Geri-Fit instructor? Answer
Am I able to take Geri-Fit training even if I don't want to buy a license? Answer
There are two methods in becoming a Geri-FitŪ instructor: an in-person 1 day training, and online training. Which is the better way to learn? Answer
How long will it take for me to learn Geri-Fit's Advanced Strength Training Techniques online course? Answer
I am a certified Yoga instructor but would like additional training in order to teach older adult fitness? Will your distance learning class accomplish that? Answer
What are some of the skills needed to become a certified Geri-Fit instructor? Answer
Where can I teach once I get certified in Geri-Fit? Answer
If I don't pass the practical exam, can I take it again? Answer
How do I obtain the Geri-Fit lesson plans? Answer
What type of training will I receive when taking the Geri-Fit certification? Answer
What type of primary group instructor certification does Geri-Fit recommend? Answer
I am Zumba Gold certified. Does that qualify me to teach the Geri-Fit program? Answer
What materials do I receive when taking the Geri-Fit online continuing education course? Answer
Do Geri-Fit instructors have to be certified? Answer
If I am an approved FLEX instructor, can I teach Geri-Fit under the Silver Sneakers health plans? Answer
Does Geri-Fit require any ongoing training or recertification? Answer
If I don't take the written exam and/or practical exam, can I still get 2.0 CEUs or CECs or contact hours recorded? Answer
What makes the Geri-Fit instructor training program so unique? Answer