SFIC Mentorship Program

All certificate candidates complete and submit via the Mentorship Log, a minimum of 18 hours of mentorship within six months of course completion and prior to submitting the final evaluation video.

Candidates are responsible for making their own arrangements for mentorship with accredited supervising mentors. The supervising mentor must possess a current SFIC certification and be in good standing with the CCAA. A maximum ratio of one mentor to two students is recommended for direct mentorship and a ratio of one mentor to four students is recommended for indirect mentorship.

The completed and signed Mentorship Log must be uploaded to the student's OWL SFIC profile, 14 days prior to challenging the practical evaluation. The supervising mentor is also required to sign the form to indicate that the candidate, has completed the minimum number of hours, and is, in the mentor's opinion, competent and ready to challenge the practical evaluation.

Breakdown of Mentorship Hours

Prior to registering for the SFIC practical evaluation a minimum of 13 hours of mentorship must be completed with a certified SFIC instructor in good standing with the CCAA. A maximum of five hours of peer mentorship with other individuals undergoing the certification process can be applied toward the 18 total hours of mentorship.

TOTAL MENTORSHIP HOURS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION = 18

Mentorship Type Requirement
Direct Min 8 hours
Optional
Indirect Max 5 hours
Peer Max 5 hours

Direct Mentorship

  • Minimum of eight hours must be in the form of direct mentorship (group exercise application supervised by a mentor);
  • Shadowing/co-instructing exercise classes at the mentor’s facility or over a virtual platform;
  • Evaluation of at least one full exercise class to be led by the mentee in-person or over a virtual platform is mandatory;
  • Up to one hour (total) of direct mentor feedback on application performance from above sessions.
Activity Time (hours)
Passive observation of mentor’s class (not recorded) 1 (max)
Partial class instruction (min 25%, total class time counts towards hours) 4 (min)
Direct individual feedback .5 (max)
Full class execution 1 (min)
Direct final prep for evaluation component .5 (max)

Indirect Mentorship

  • A minimum of five hours of indirect mentorship facilitated by a an SFIC certified mentor;
  • Discussion or study group with your mentor to clarify/discuss theory, safety, practical, approach, programing, or share experiences, and identify areas that need further study or practice;
  • Mentor may provide mock scenario and discuss how mentee would approach;
  • Mentor may assign mentees to program full/partial sessions and then use to discuss approach/completeness;
  • This must be performed with the mentor present and the mentor to student ratio can vary from 1:1 to 1:6.

Peer Mentorship

  • A maximum of five hours of peer mentorship;
  • Hours spent in small study groups or 'prep groups' of SFIC candidates;
  • Peer presentations i.e., case study presentations;
  • Online case study discussions with fellow students;
  • While studying in a small group, record the name and dates of the other students present.