Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

CCAA Trainer Renewal


In order to maintain your trainer certification, you must renew every year. There are three mandatory renewal criteria for all CCAA trainers, and three additional requirements for SFIC trainers. Note that trainers of multiple courses must submit a renewal checklist and pay the appropriate renewal fee for each course that they teach.

Please download the PDF version of the appropriate renewal checklist to keep track of your renewal progress offline, submit this checklist to the CCAA along with your other renewal documents.

Renewal Requirements for ALL CCAA Trainers

Trainer Renewal Fee


Renewal fee is $50.00 + applicable tax for your province/territory. Updated certificates are released after payment of the renewal fee is received.

  • ON (13%): $56.50
  • BC/MB/SK/AB/QC/NT/NV/YT (5%): $52.50
  • PEI/NB/NS/NL (15%): $57.50

All other courses/workshops

Renewal fee is $25.00 + applicable tax for your province/territory. Updated certificates are released after payment of the renewal fee is received.

  • ON (13%): $28.25
  • BC/MB/SK/AB/QC/NT/NV/YT (5%): $26.25
  • PEI/NB/NS/NL (15%): $28.75

Methods of Payment

Payable to “Western University – CCAA” and mailed to:
Certification Coordinator
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
1490 Richmond St. N.
London, ON   N6G 2M3

Credit Card
We accept Visa and MasterCard payments over the phone. On your Renewal Checklist, please check the box that reads “Please invoice me, and I will pay the invoice by phone with a credit card”. Please do not submit your credit card information over email, voicemail or fax for security reasons.

Deliver Training

Deliver a minimum of one course or workshop for which you are a trainer/facilitator in your renewal year.

Review the Trainer Agreement

The letter agreement (the “Agreement”) will confirm the terms and conditions of your contract with the CCAA.

Remember to download, print and sign the trainer/facilitator agreement signature page. Return one copy to the CCAA along with your renewal paperwork and keep the other for your records.

Optional: Insurance

This item is not required to complete the renewal process but it is highly recommended that all CCAA trainers are covered by an insurance policy, either through their employer or as an independent contractor.

Additional Requirements for SFIC Trainers

Proof of Current CPR

Proof of adult level CPR is required, first aid is also recommended, but not required for renewal.

Continuing Education Credits

Obtain one continuing education credit. There are many ways to obtain continuing education credits. Please note that you must provide proof of attendance in the form of an agenda, certificate and/or receipt etc.

Continuing Education Credit Options:

CCAA Annual Research to Action Conference = 1 credit per day

  • This 2-day conference is held annually in June and features a variety of information, engaging speakers, and active workshops
  • Attendance during both days of the annual conference fulfills the entire continuing education credit requirement for the two-year renewal period

CCAA Webinar = 0.5 credit (maximum of 2 webinars per renewal period)

Other fitness & aging related workshops, courses, presentations & seminars = 0.5 Credit for 3+ hour workshop/course, 1 Credit for 6+ hour workshop/course

  • These workshops may include activity and/or aging related topics such as, but not limited to, different resources/tools to use in your fitness classes or information on specific age-related special conditions
  • If you are unsure if a workshop, course, presentation and/or seminar will be accepted towards your renewal please contact the Certification Coordinator to discuss further

Deliver a Refresher Workshop

These half-day workshops are offered by SFIC Trainers throughout the year at the CCAA and country-wide to provide:

  1. Updates: new and relevant research findings, best practices and changes in the SFIC program
  2. Review: Brief highlight of key information from the SFIC course
  3. Q & A: An opportunity to answer instructors' questions and to provide support to instructors in your area

Note: Please allow a minimum of 5 business days to process certifications and renewals.

Other Important Renewal Information


How do I complete the online portion of my renewal?

  1. Login to your CCAA trainer account
  2. Click the Renewal option
  3. Check off each renewal requirement as you complete it
  4. Submit your renewal once all requirements are met
  5. Mail proof of completed renewal requirments to the CCAA to review and approve

Do I have to renew?

Yes. The CCAA will not ship training materials and manuals to you to support your training courses unless your trainer certification is up to date. Note that maintaining your SFIC certification status can only be enforced through your employer as a condition of employment/volunteering for teaching classes. Although there is no law that states an instructor must be certified in order to teach senior fitness, there are many benefits to maintaining your instructor certification status.

Benefits of Renewal

  • Official Designation after name (CCAA-Trainer) with backing and support of CCAA
  • Increased Marketability through CCAA promotions and website
  • Professional Credibility and Peer Recognition
  • Access to Insurance Coverage
  • CCAA E-Newsletter
  • Invitations to participate in special research initiatives
  • Be the first to know about upcoming CCAA workshops, courses and conference.
  • Raising the performance standards within the industry to represent a message of professionalism, safety and credibility to the public.

Volunteer Trainers

Check with your employer or volunteer agency. Organizations recruiting and training volunteer trainers are eligible for the “Volunteer Agency License” which is subject to special guidelines. However, there is no renewal fee reduction for volunteer agencies. Please contact the Certification Coordinator for more information.

Submit renewal documents to:

CCAA Certification Coordinator
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging 
1490 Richmond Street London, ON N6G 2M3
Phone: (519) 661-2059 Toll Free: 1(866) 661-1603 ext 82059 
Fax: (519) 661-1612