Most of us have had our lives turned upside down, which has left us wondering what the next few weeks, and even months, will look like. Some of us have more work and life stress than ever before, while others feel lonely or like we don’t have enough activities or tasks to fill our days. But, we can all ask ourselves one question – “When all of this is over, will I be a better version of myself?” If we use this time to slow down and focus, it could be the perfect opportunity to grow our knowledge, try something new, or connect with other professionals virtually.
Hopefully one (or more) of the following ideas to grow will inspire you to make the most of the moment:
Join a Live Online Workshop
To support our customers during this time, NETA will be offering a variety of LIVE virtual certification and CEC workshops. Please continue to check our website for additional updates.Online Live Workshops
Home Study Courses
Work on Your CECs with Home Study Courses With topics from nutrition and weight management, behavior change & psychology, mind body, medical considerations and more, NETA’s home study courses are a great way to work towards your CECs. With over 120 home study courses in our store, you are sure to find a topic that interests you.
Ground Yourself with Yoga Take some time out of your day to relax with yoga. Here we share 3 calming yoga poses as well as some tips on how to teach the principles of Asana. Now can be a great time to slow down your classes and break down some of your teaching tips if you are choosing to teach virtually.
Looking to earn your Yoga Certification? Take advantage of Yoga Alliance’s temporary approval to earn your Yoga certification online. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Yoga Alliance has temporarily approved remote instruction as an acceptable form of contact hours from Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) effective immediately through the end of 2021. Live Virtual workshops will be added to the schedule weekly. Please continue to check the schedule on our website for updates. Click here to learn more.
Earn a Specialty Certification online! Use this time to hone in on your skill set to make you even more marketable! Our Specialty Certifications help you develop superior expertise in specialized disciplines and also provide continuing education credit (CEC) approved by NETA, ACE and AFAA. Workshops include interactive lectures, practical hands-on activities and a final online exam that allows you to earn your specialty certification. You can earn an online specialty certification from the comfort of your own home and on your time in: Barre Connect, Indoor Cycling, Kettlebell and Advanced Kettlebells, Senior Fitness, Wellness Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Reinstatement Grace Period Extension (Updated January 19, 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for the fitness industry and many NETA-certified exercise professionals. During normal times, NETA offers an automatic 180-day reinstatement grace period following the designated renewal date for a NETA credential. In consideration of COVID-19, NETA will be extending this reinstatement grace period up to 12 months for those who had or will have a NETA credential expire between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021. For example, if your NETA certification expired on March 15, 2020, then your reinstatement grace period will end on March 15, 2021. All requirements for recertification do apply during the reinstatement grace period.
To reinstate an eligible certification, please submit a completed Renewal Application, documentation of 20 approved CECs completed after the beginning of the most recent 2-year recertification period, documentation of an acceptable adult CPR/AED certification, and the renewal fee.
The renewal fees are as follows:
Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach: $65 if received on or before the designated renewal date; $80 if received between 1-90 days post-expiration; $95 if received between 91-365 days post-expiration.
Specialty Certificates: $30 if received on or before the designated renewal date; $45 if received between 1-90 days post-expiration; $60 if received between 91-365 days post-expiration.
Please note, certifications that have lapsed past the designated renewal date and entered the reinstatement grace period are officially expired. Therefore, NETA encourages reinstatement of an expired certification as soon as possible. Once reinstated, the new 2-year recertification period begins retroactively on the previously designated renewal date.
If you have questions or require additional guidance please contact our office at 1-800-237-6242 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPR/AED Certification During COVID-19 (Updated May 25, 2021)
In consideration COVID-19, many CPR/AED providers were offering automatic 120-day extensions for certifications that were due for renewal between March and August 2020. During that time, NETA was temporarily accepting ‘online-only’ CPR/AED certifications, since in-person skill evaluations were unavailable and most CPR/AED providers had not yet implemented alternative offerings. These extensions have ended and most major CPR/AED certification providers have resumed live in-person classes, blended learning classes, and/or have begun offering live virtual skill evaluations.
On October 1, 2020, NETA resumed our standard requirement that CPR/AED certifications must include a live practical skills evaluation. However, some exceptions are still being recognized as noted in bold print below.
NETA only accepts adult CPR/AED certifications granted by a nationally-recognized provider following the completion of a certification course including a live practical skills evaluation, completed either in-person or virtually with a qualified and authorized instructor. NETA does not accept CPR/AED certifications completed entirely online (i.e., ‘online-only’) without a live practical skills evaluation; however, NETA will temporarily accept a certificate of completion for the online portion of an acceptable blended learning course to satisfy the CPR/AED requirement until September 30, 2021. For more information about acceptable CPR/AED certifications, please carefully review NETA’s CPR/AED Certification Provider Reference Guide.
Currently, NETA will accept a fully completed classroom-based CPR/AED certification, a fully completed blended learning CPR/AED course (both online and hands-on portions), the online portion of an acceptable blended learning CPR/AED course (which obligates the student to complete the hands-on skills evaluation typically within 3-6 months), or the American Red Cross 1-year Provisional Certification (which obligates the student to complete the hands-on skills evaluation within one year).
NETA will not accept ‘online-only’ CPR/AED certifications, including the American Red Cross online CPR/AED certifications, which do not meet OSHA requirements for workplace certification. If you have any questions regarding acceptable CPR/AED certifications, please contact NETA’s office before registering for a course.
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