The BCRPA (British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association) is a provincial, not-for-profit professional association that has provided educational opportunities, information and advocacy to the parks, recreation, physical activity, and culture sector for over 50 years.
Through its Fitness Registration Program, the BCRPA acts as a regulatory body by collaboratively developing, recognizing and promoting provincial and national standards for the training and registration of fitness leaders in BC. With over 5,000 registered fitness leaders the BCRPA is the largest fitness registry in Canada and has gained recognition as the standard against which the qualifications of a fitness leader may be measured.
Areas of registration include: Group Fitness, Aquatic Fitness, Pilates Fitness, Yoga Fitness, Weight Training, Personal Training and Osteofit. Registration fees automatically includes $2 million of liability insurance valid for teaching anywhere in Canada (Personal Trainers must purchase their own policy).