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Attention Fitness Instructors, Nurses and CDSME Facilitators as well as Community Volunteers: We're looking for qualified instructors to teach Geri-Fit classes at licensed senior centers, libraries, and other facilities throughout the U.S. If you'd like us to refer you to one of our licensed sites, please complete our Instructor Registry form through our website.  You can also print out this form, scan and email it to, or fax it to 1-855-248-2642.  Your information will not be used for any other purpose other than placing you at or referring you to a licensed facility that is near to where you live. We are also looking for instructors that teach yoga, tai chi, fall prevention classes, and diabetes self-management courses, so please include that information on the form if it pertains to you.  If you have any questions, please use the Contact Us link on our website to send us a short message.

We offer several types of online courses both accredited and non-accredited certificate courses. To view the complete course, click on the purple title and you'll be taken to the long description page.  If you have questions, please use the Contact Us link from our website to send a short message.

Online training offers a convenient way to get your training and CE credit hours by allowing you to log-in and learn at your own pace and time schedule! The Geri-Fit Company offers accredited online distance learning courses and continuing education programs for group fitness instructors, personal trainers, licensed healthcare professionals, lifestyle coaches, lay leaders, in-home health aides, caregivers and others. Most courses are approved by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP), and the California Department of Social Services (for RCFEs).

All online courses are open to anyone who wants to learn strength training and stretches for the older adult population: 

Caregiver Strength Training Course:  A short 4-hour non-accredited certificate course to provide you with exercise guidance when working with your loved one or client.  The same evidence-based strength training exercises that are used in the Geri-Fit program are offered in this condensed course.  This course is suited for family members, unlicensed caregivers, and direct care workers employed by in-home healthcare agencies or retirement communities.  Pre-requisites: none.

Geri-Fit National Instructor Training Program:  This accredited online course is only available to licensed instructors or pre-approved instructors that will be teaching at licensed facilities. If you have been selected by a licensed site to take the Geri-Fit National Instructor Training Program, you must first register on our site before being given access to the online content. There is no charge for this training.   

Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults:  An accredited advanced strength training course suggested for pre-certified fitness instructors and personal fitness trainers.  Learn proprioception exercises for fall prevention and balance training as well as advanced strength training exercises that are performed on the floor. Requires a video-taped practical exam and a 60 question written test for CEU / CEC recordation (the tests are optional if no CEUs are required). Approved by NSCA and NCCAP for 2.0 CECs, CEUs, and Contact Hours.  Pre-requisites:  none.

RCFE Online Course - Accredited by CDSS for 8 CEUs: (for RCFEs only*) An accredited training course for California licensed Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly that require continuing education for ongoing licensure requirements. Strength training, fall prevention and balance training exercises are explained and demonstrated during this 8-hour course. Videos depicting older adults exercising with weights will enhance the learning experience. Interactive quizzes are given throughout the online course to assure comprehension of content. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of the course for State recording purposes. Pre-requisites: California licensed RCFEs only.

Geri-Flex® Stretch Training Course:  A two hour non-accredited certificate course that teaches how to safely stretch the entire body while seated in a chair, bed or the floor. The stretches that are demonstrated are ideal for chronic pain management, back pain or for anyone that needs to limber up. The content may be used for in-home caregiving or home health services to help older adults regain lost range of motion, release frozen shoulder syndrome and increase flexibility.  Requires the user to complete the online course within two hours after logging in. There is no test.  A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end.  Pre-requisites:  none.

Geri-Fit Coach Trainer Course:  Learn evidence-based strength training exercises and stretches that are appropriate for the older adult population. Gain knowledge on how to spot bad form and offer recommendations for improvement.  Increasing observational skills will aid in injury prevention by using recognized fitness industry standards. Requires the user to complete the online course within two hours after logging in. There is no test. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end. Pre-requisites: none. This course is available to volunteers or library staff working at sites that have purchased a Public Performance License to publicly display Geri-Fit DVD or Geri-Fit Online classes. Please note:  this training course does not permit the instructor to teach a live Geri-Fit class.  


* Approved for 8 CEUs by the State of California Department of Social Services, Vendor 2000509-740-2.