Important information about CECs
The Certification Program displays a list of approved CECs here: continuing education calendar
Certificants that have attended non-approved coursework, may submit a petition application to have the hours considered. The petition application is $25. The Certification Program will decide the eligibility of the coursework for this process. Click here to access the application and follow all the instructions in the form.
To verify if the coursework is eligible for petitioning, please contact Laurie Escobar.
CECs are divided into 2 content categories:
1. PILATES CONTENT
Must be taught by a Certified Pilates Teacher, who has been teaching clients for a minimum of 5 years and has been teaching Pilates workshops for teachers for a minimum of 1 year.
2. COMPLEMENTARY CONTENT
- ALLIED MODALITIES
Allied modality workshops support the certified Pilates teacher by broadening their skills set beyond the Pilates paradigm. Such coursework includes topics such as:
* Movement, etc.
Must be taught by a licensed healthcare professional, or an individual that provides evidence of mastery of the subject matter presented. Subject matter must fit within the presenter’s scope of experience/knowledge and be applied appropriately to the Pilates professional’s Scope of Practice.
- INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
Industry development workshops are intended to enhance the Pilates teacher’s understanding of the structures inherent within established professions. Presenters should identify established norms, and focus on those established elements that commonly define an industry. This coursework must be taught by individuals with field experience in:
* Third party certification;
* Professional associations;
* Licensure development.
Subject matter must fit within the presenter’s scope of experience/knowledge and be applied appropriately to the Pilates professional’s Scope of Practice.
- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Business development workshops address the skills necessary to maintain a productive Pilates studio. Subjects like those listed below will be considered:
* Business administration;
* IT support;
This coursework must be taught by a presenter that holds a degree- minimum of a Bachelor's-in business administration, finance, accounting, or have 5 plus years of experience as a business owner or administrator.
The promotion of research within the field of Pilates represents a level of development and growth that is invaluable for Pilates teachers that want to remain at the cutting edge of scientific understanding and validation of the Pilates Method. Research studies undertaken at a university, college, research organization, or by an individual will be considered. Subject matter must fit within the presenter’s scope of experience/knowledge and be relevant to the Pilates professional’s Scope of Practice.
The research methodology must provide minimally one of the following levels of evidence:
* Peer reviewed or published research (e.g. systematic reviews, controlled trials, Cohort studies);
* Poster presentations;
* Certification Exam development.
Below are the maximum number of credits allowed per category
|CATEGORY||MAX NUMBER OF CECs|
|Allied modalities (complementary content)||16|
|Industry development (complementary content)||10|
|Research (complementary content)||Up to 6|
|Business development (complementary content)||4|
Below are the maximum number of credits allowed by content
|CONTENT DELIVERY METHOD||MAX NUMBER OF CECs|
|Distance learning - online, DVD, audio (requires a quiz)||12|
|Live CPR course||3|
|Live AED course||1|
|Renewal & recertification|
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