Frequently Asked Questions

What is REPS?
REPs is the registered Professional Body of the Fitness Industry which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health enhancing exercise instructors in South Africa.
What standard am I assessed against?
Fitness Instructor Group Exercise Instructor Pilates Instructor Personal Trainer Exercise Specialist Sports Conditioning Coach Sport Science Conditioning Specialist
How do I join?
Select the Register now! link and complete the online form in full. You will receive an e-mail from us which you need to sign and fax or email back to our office email: info@repssa.com OR fax: 086 75 44 075 . Attached to this fax, you will be asked to include copies of all your certificates of your qualifications, proof of payment of your annual fees (R999), proof of CPR qualification and a signed registration form
How do I check if my Qualification is accredited?
It’s simple. Click on “Accredited Training Providers” this is a full list of all the Accredited colleges and courses Please note: Accredited training Providers – offer first year registration fee for individuals
What if my Qualification is not on the accredited list, will I still be able to apply?
Yes you may, however
Get your Training provider to contact us The process would be exactly the same as stated above. You will be granted a membership status of ‘conditional’ for the first 12 months, wherein you will be required to do one or all of the following: CPD: complete the annual CPD requirement RPL: (Recognition of Prior Learning) An assessment at an accredited provider
Can I contact a REPs registered fitness professional?
Many REPs members choose to display their contact details within the Members Directory.
How long will it take to process my application?
1-2 weeks ( if all documents and payment has been received)
What is CPD?
As an Exercise professional and member of the Register, keeping your skills and knowledge up to date is vitally important. Personal or professional development is seen as being complementary to how you develop your career and is seen as an important principle of professionalising the health and fitness industry. To deliver the services that clients expect and demand, personal development should be taken seriously. This is what we call CPD – Continuing Professional Development.
How many CPD points am I required to meet per year?
You will need to meet certain requirements on an annual basis to keep your CPD count a minimum of 12 points. A CPD count of less than 12 points will negatively affect your Full Membership status.
What is the difference between CEC points and CPD points?
CPD/CEC/CEU are all the same concept. It just depends on the company/organisation/bodies choice in what they are called and how they are valued and measured. Example: A CEU in the USA may be of a value of 0.2. But in the UK, the same course has a CPD value of 8 Each organisation/venue, etc will have their own measure of criteria.
How do I apply for my Course/Qualification to be REPSSA endorsed?
If you are organising a qualification,courses, workshops, conferences or any event that you wish to seek REPSSA CPD endorsement for, please note the following. In order to apply you simply need to follow the 2 step process, click link below. www.repasa.com/cpd-endorsement/ Once you have completed your online application an email will be sent to you with information on next steps required.
Is my REPS fee tax deductable?
For a CC, Pty Ltd or Sole Proprietor the REPS fee is tax deductable. For a person who invoices their employer it is also tax deductable on the basis that they deduct expenses to generate income on their tax return. For someone earning a fixed salary – the employer would have to pay the fee and handle as a salary sacrifice to reduce tax.
Joining with an older qualification?
The process would be exactly the same as stated above. You will be granted a membership status of ‘Conditional’ for the first 12 months, wherein you will be required to do one or all of the following:
CPD: complete the annual CPD requirement RPL: (Recognition of Prior Learning) An assessment at an accredited provider
Joining with a qualification that is not accredited?
The process would be exactly the same as stated above. You will be granted a membership status of ‘conditional’ for the first 12 months, wherein you will be required to do one or all of the following:
CPD: complete the annual CPD requirement RPL: (Recognition of Prior Learning) An assessment at an accredited provider
What does it mean if my / or my trainer's status is 'Conditional'?
Conditional means the Fitness professional is eligible to register but there may be the following issues with the qualification:
It may be old It may not have been completed in this country It might not be accredited
What does it mean if my / or my trainer's status is 'Provisional'?
This means you have registered and received your membership number to complete your insurance, employment, etc. However, REPSSA have not received your documents and have not been able to verify your application.
What does it mean if my / or my trainer's status is 'Full'?
This means you meet the International REPs standard and have all your current documents up to date
What is appropriate insurance? – Included in membership fee
General Public Liability (minimum R1 000 000.00) To indemnify the Insured for their legal liability arising out of death or bodily injury to any person or damage to any property or any other loss associated with the activities of the Insured’s business and including all costs and expenses of litigation. Professional Indemnity (minimum R1 000 000.00) “Indemnifies the Insured against all sums which the Insured may become legally liable to pay arising from any claims made by a customer as a result of negligence, error or omission and/or breach of contract in the conduct of the Insured’s business and to include costs and expenses in the investigation, defense or settlement of any claim”.