Fitness Law Academy

Enhancing Fitness Safety through Education



After successfully completing the “new” CEC/CEU course (Minimizing Legal Liability and Maximizing Fitness Safety) that begins May 1, 2021, exercise professionals who work in positions, such as manager/director, assistant manager/director, supervisor, and program coordinator, are eligible to obtain the Fitness Law Academy’s certification:


                                                                CERTIFIED FITNESS SAFETY MANAGER (CFSM)

To earn this certification, candidates will need to pass a 2-part practical examination:

Part 1: Completion of a written risk management project that can be implemented in the candidate’s facility or program. The written project will be graded on a pass/fail basis – it must reflect sound legal/risk management principles.

Part 2: Upon successful completion of the written project, the candidate will need to pass an oral examination defending the written project, (i.e., successfully answering questions in a virtual setting such as Zoom).

Eligibility requirements:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, fitness/wellness, or related field.

Currently in a management-type position (as described above) for at least one year.

More details about this certification and the practical examination will be posted by Summer 2021.