REPs Ireland is a Register of Exercise Professionals.
The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs Ireland) has been established to professionalise the fitness industry through the promotion of standards. REPs Ireland ensures that registered members are appropriately qualified with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform their role effectively.
REPs Ireland accepts exercise professionals onto the professional register when they fulfil 4 key criteria:
- Achieve qualifications and awards that meet industry standards & have been independently Quality Assured
- Maintain professional standing by ongoing CPD
- Maintain appropriate insurance cover while practicing
- Adhere to a code of ethical practice
The list of REPs Ireland approved education providers is available here. The industry standards used by REPs Ireland are based upon the European standards developed by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA).
REPs Ireland operates independently of all Education Providers and facilities and works to maintain professional standards in the industry.
All approved REPs Ireland Education Providers are independently audited every 2 years and adhere to agreed terms & conditions. REPs Ireland is governed by a Council which has been established by Ireland Active, to oversee and support the function of the Register of Exercise Professionals in Ireland. The specific role of the council is to inform the setting of policy and standards in relation to professional registration, provide advice in regard to industry trends, needs and opportunities that will enhance professional and industry development.
The categories that are currently available on the register are as follows:
- Fitness Instructor (IE L4/EQF L3/UK L2)
- Group Fitness Instructor (IE L4/EQF L3/UK L2)
- Personal Trainer (IE L5/EQF L4/UK L3)
- Pilates Trainer (IE L5/EQF L4/UK L3)
- Exercise for Health Specialist (IE L5/EQF L4/UK L3)
- Part of a professional register
- Searchable online profile
- Reduced rate professional insurance cover
- International portability through other national registers
- Events and networking opportunities
- Improved employability
- Industry recognised qualification
- Access to logos for marketing
- Reduced rate training/upskilling through the Leisure, Health and Fitness Skillnet
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The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPS) is a partnership between organisations around the world that register health and fitness professionals.
The purpose of ICREPS is to promote portability of qualified health and fitness professionals through the co-operation and affiliation of national registration schemes. ICREPS exists to serve the worldwide community of exercise professionals through an agreed framework of knowledge and competency standards which are set for professionals and agreed nationally. These standards have been mapped and form the basis of reciprocal agreements. UK REPs members can use their membership to gain recognition in any of the Confederation member countries:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates