ON DEMAND (Self Study) Registration

The CPTN Group Fitness Leader distinction is designed for future group leaders. This certification course provides the skills required to teach a variety of group fitness classes, whether it is in a large facility studio or in-house botique small group training. 

The course materials highlight and discuss the key aspects of the 12 chapters of the CPTN Group Fitness Leadership Certification Manual. 

The presentations emphasize questions to empower trainer candidates by leveraging their current knowledge and stimulating their own thinking. 

Candidates will study the course materials at their own pace and have access to two tutoring sessions with an instructor. 

A 35-question multiple-choice practice exam is included with the course fee. The practice exam provides you with an experiential view of what to expect on the certification exam. The practice exam must be completed and a grade of 75% or higher achieved to earn continuing education credits. 

Course candidates have up to 6 months to complete the course materials before losing access. 


Upon registering for the course, you will be asked to create a member account using your e-mail address and to set a password on the CPTN Trainer website. This information permits you to access the course materials immediately.The CPTN Group Fitness Leadership Certification Manual is included and available electronically. 

Note: All course materials will be hosted on the CPTN Trainer website. No further materials will be e-mailed or mailed.


  • Health, 

  • Wellness and Fitness

  • Exercise and Physiology

  • Anatomy

  • Music,

  • Fundamental Choreography and Cueing

  • Cardiorespiratory Training

  • Designing Muscle Conditioning

  • Flexibility

  • Injuries

  • Modifications for Group Exercise Classes

  • Informed Consent Forms 


CPTN Group Fitness Leadership Certification Manual 


  • Notebooks, pen, pencil, paper, etc… 

  • Laptop or Desktop computer 

  • Broadband Internet connection 


CPTN CECs: 14.0

If you are already a registered user on cptntrainer.com, log in before you register so the course info can be automatically added to your account.

After purchasing the course, return to cptntrainer.com (if you are not automatically taken to your course page) and

  • log in from the main menu using the email address and password you created when you registered for the course.

  • You will land on the materials page for the course.  

  • When you return to the site and log in, you will see a Member's Home listing in the main menu. If you have registered for more than one online course you will see the access to all courses on your Member's Home page.

Continuing Education Credits

You can earn 14 CPTN CECs for this course. A 35-question multiple choice practice quiz must be completed and a grade of 70% or higher achieved in order to complete the course and earn continuing education credits.

Group Fitness Leader On-Demand $576.30

$510 + HST CAD

CPTN Certified Group Fitness Leader Status

To earn the CPTN-CGFL Distinction, you must complete the CPTN-CGFL Theory Exam and Practical Assessment. (Additional fee required) and provide the required documents (first aid CPR).

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