The European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent process for the registering of all instructors, trainers and teachers working across Europe in the exercise and fitness industry. It is a pan-European system, based on independent national registers, culminating in a central European database.
Registration means that an exercise professional has met prescribed minimum standards of good practice including the adoption of a Code of Ethical Practice and that they are committed to raising standards through a process of continuing professional development.
There are 35 counties within the geographic area of Europe which will be included within the development of EREPS.
What is EREPS?
- It is independent, working to the membership of the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA) through the EHFA Board, Standards Council and Technical Expert Group(s)
- Using EHFA standards – developed by technical experts through the Standards Council and technical expert groups and based on EQF and ECVET
- Operates as a pan-Europe register from Brussels but delivered through each nation
- Administered and authenticated by an agent in each country which will usually be the national federation or association who will be members of EHFA
- It provides a registration process (sometimes called a “license to practice”) for exercise professionals across Europe – clearly understandable by operators and consumers
- A public register
- Members must abide by a Code of Ethical Practice defining the rights, responsibilities and principles of being an exercise professional
- A member of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals - ICREPS – a world solution to recognising qualified exercise professionals
- It is a not-for-profit organisation owned by EHFA and exists to support the professionals needs of its members and the European fitness industry