Comprehensive Certification Renewal Requirements
Certificants must earn 16 NPCP-approved CECs in order to renew their certification. All CECs must be completed within a two (2) year renewal period. Initial certification begins the date the certificant passes the certification exam and renewal is required every subsequent 2 years.
Note: Certificants must keep records of CEC hours completed; the NPCP does not keep continuing education records for certificants.
The NPCP Board has determined that 2 years is an appropriate cycle for renewal of the credential and 16 continuing education credits the required training to ensure that professionals remain current with knowledge and skills to assure continued competence in the field of Pilates. The 2-year cycle and requisite continuing education are subject to change to keep pace with any change in the expectations of a competent Pilates teacher.
As stated in the Code of Ethics, certified Pilates professionals agree to continue engaging with education and experiences to enhance their skills and knowledge, thereby providing the highest quality services to their clients.
- Advances knowledge, skills, and abilities keeping practitioners in dialogue with peers about evolving best practices within the field.
- Allows for working safely with a variety of clients including special populations.
- Helps teachers stay abreast of developments in the field including teaching online, allied modalities, and recognizing needs in the community.
The NPCP provides a list of approved CECs here
Certificants that attend non-approved workshops may petition to have some or all of the hours attended considered for their renewal. Petitioned hours may fall into the categories described below and are subject to the maximum number of hours allowed for each category. To verify that the workshop is eligible for petitioning before submission, please contact the Continuing Education Department. Certificants must submit a completed petition for each course you wish have to considered and pay the petition application fee of $25. Click here to access the petition application.
Note: Distance Learning (Pre-recorded video, DVD or Home Study) is not subject to petitioning.
Start Renewal Application here.