The Purpose of the Code:

This Code of Practice embodies the responsibilities and professional standards and aims to clarify the training providers’ role in setting a benchmark for an acceptable standard of provision to support EREPS members and in positively contributing to the professionalising of the European fitness sector.

The Responsibilities and Professional Standards to be Observed by Training Providers :

  • To underpin and uphold the principles of EHFA, its Standards Council, and the mission and objectives of EREPS and its Code of Ethical Practice.

  • To work with other partners to both promote and to protect the integrity of EREPS and EHFA and to seek so far as it is possible the commonality of standards in the interests of securing appropriate professional conduct by exercise professionals.

  • Be fair, honest and considerate to all candidates and potential learners and to display control, respect, dignity and professionalism.

  • Maintain a responsible attitude to the care and safety of participants within the training environment and in planned activities ensuring that they are appropriate and meet the needs of participants.

  • At all times to have in place adequate and appropriate liability and indemnity insurance to protect participants from any legal liability arising.

  • To demonstrate a duty of care and to be aware of their working environment and to be able to deal with all reasonably foreseeable accidents and emergencies – and to protect themselves, their colleagues and participants.

  • Ensure due account is taken of an individual’s level of achievement and prior learning and to accept the level and status awarded by EREPS, and which should be deemed as acquired prior learning and experience.

  • Clarify in advance with participants the number of sessions and/or time commitments, together with all fees and charges, accepted methods of payment, and any other potential costs involved in their training programme.

  • Not to smoke, drink alcohol or take recreational drugs before or whilst instructing or to ever advocate or condone the use of prohibited drugs or other banned performance enhancing substances.

  • Ensure that the activities and training programmes they advocate and direct are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the participant(s).

  • Make sure all candidates are given a clear explanation of the learning outcomes of their training programme.

  • Promote the execution of safe and effective practice and plan all sessions so that they meet the learning outcomes and expectations of their candidates.

  • Not to deliberately mislead candidates in the expected outcome from a piece of training and to ensure that EHFA standards, European Qualification Framework, EREPS status of registration are fully explained and detailed to help delegates in their choice of training solutions.

  • Not make false claim or representation about their company or training/qualification and not to make any false statements or value judgments about any other training provider.

  • To pass information about each graduate who successfully achieves their certification against the EHFA learning outcomes to EREPS for their individual registration, and to pay the agreed registration fee.

  • To promote both EHFA and EREPS on their website, in promotional information and certificates of achievement, and to use the agreed logos and formats.