Continuing Education


Continuing education plays an important role in the demonstration of ongoing excellence in delivering the CCAA programs. Continuing Education Credits (CECs) help ensure that certificate holders are exposed to new and current knowledge that will enhance their exercise class content and design. By staying up-to-date with evidence-based content, instructors are better equipped to deliver programs that benefit participants.

Option 1: Watch CCAA Live or Recorded Research Seminars & Lectures

Watching Live Seminars

If you register for and watch a research seminar or lecture in real-time, online or in-person (while the session is being recorded) you can submit a screenshot of the email you received after the event.

The screenshot must include the email headers (your name, from, date, subject line) and must be uploaded to the appropriate requirement in your progress report. Requirements that don't include a screenshot or PDF of the email will not be accepted. Your real-time Zoom attendance may be confirmed in the meeting attendance report.


Example screenshot of a webinar follow-up email with select email headers

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Until the end of 2022 you must watch three real-time seminars to earn ONE SFIC CEC.

Watching Recorded Seminars

Reflections written after watching recorded research seminars and lectures are accepted for CECs. Until the end of 2022 you must watch and reflect upon three recorded webinars for ONE SFIC CEC.

The reflections should be at least a half page in length (typed) and should discuss what you learned while watching the seminar as well as how that knowledge can be applied to your senior fitness classes. Please upload the reflections to one of the CEC options in MyCCAA.

Visit the recorded seminars page to access the videos to watch and discuss

There are two lecture recordings inside of the 2020-2022 accordion on this page.

Option 2: HIGH FIVE® (Online Course)

Principles of Healthy Aging (PHA)

As you embark along your journey in working with older adults, allow the Principles of Healthy Aging (PHA) to be your guide. This training helps you enhance your leadership skills to interact effectively with older adults. Your HIGH FIVE® trainer will facilitate topics that are supported by research and will help you feel confident in the decisions you make for older adult recreation and sport programs. Learn how to integrate the HIGH FIVE® Principles and Design Guidelines when interacting with older adult participants.

Gain recognition for having certification and expertise in working with older adults by completing the virtual live training and reviewing training materials in a dynamic group setting. Your commitment to learning promotes a proactive step towards ensuring older adults enjoy the highest quality standard within sport and recreation programs. Learn more about PHA. Learn more about HIGH FIVE®

Visit the training calendar. Note: only current trainings are listed

7.5 learning hours or 1 SFIC CEC

Option 3: Coursera (Online Course)

Coursera enrollment is free. To submit this course for an SFIC CEC, take a screenshot of the overview page to show your course progress. Include the institution logo in the top left corner, your name in the top right corner and the progress (green) bar indicating that you have completed all weeks of the training. There is a fee to download the official certificates in Coursera, however this document is not required for renewal. A screenshot as described above is accepted.

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Hacking Exercise for Health (McMaster University)

Renowned exercise physiologists Martin Gibala and Stuart Phillips of McMaster University teach the surprising new science of cardio fitness and strength-building—and then provide you with hacks to get fit and strong (and healthy!) in less time than you ever thought possible. Learn more or register.

4 to 23 learning hours or 1 SFIC CEC

Option 4: University of Tasmania Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Preventing Dementia

Preventing Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) launched in 2018, offering university-quality education about the latest research in dementia risk and protective factors. The free 4-week course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of a global community, without requiring exams or assignments. Learn more.

Enrollment now open, course begins May 16, 2023

4 weeks or 8 learning hours = 1 SFIC CEC

Understanding Dementia

The Understanding Dementia MOOC was developed by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre based in the College of Health and Medicine at the University of TasmaniaThis world-leading online course is free, easily accessible and available to everyone with an interest in dementia. Learn more or enrol.

Enrollment now open, course begins Feb 7, 2023

7 weeks or 21 learning hours = 2 SFIC CECs