What certifications do I need?
What certifications (if any) you need will depend on the type of instruction you’re providing and the laws of the state you live in. For example, no states currently require certification to be a personal trainer (but D.C. requires registration). When it comes to nutrition counseling, some states require nothing while others require certifications or licenses; all states require that dietitians and dietitian nutritionists be registered. It is your responsibility to abide by all applicable licensure/certification laws.
Even if a certification/license is not required, it would still be a good idea to get one, because it could help you obtain general and professional liability insurance and it would show prospective clients that you’re competent and credentialed in your field, which will likely help you get more business.
We encourage you to upload any certifications you have. Once they’re reviewed by the ZentasticFit team, a green check mark will appear next to them on your profile indicating to members that it has been verified.