During COVID-19, ACE is supporting our certified professionals, candidates for certification, and others.

In this unprecedented time of work and social disruption, below are information and tools to help ACE Certified Professionals continue to work with clients and maintain income, and to provide meaningful support and connection to candidates studying for an ACE Certification exam.

A brief video from ACE leadership

ACE President and Chief Science Officer Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D. shares a message to ACE certified professionals and ACE exam candidates in response to this unprecedented moment.

For ACE Certification Exam Candidates

Reschedule option: ACE is waiving rescheduling fees for those individuals unable to take their scheduled exams through April 30, 2020 due to COVID-19 site cancellations or attendance concerns. Please contact examregistration@ACEfitness.org for a fee waiver request. Due to the high volume of emails, please expect a response within 72 business hours.


Exam Vouchers: ACE understands that certain events are outside a candidate’s control. Candidates who have an exam voucher that expires between April 1, 2020 and May 10, 2020 will automatically have the voucher extended for an additional 60 days. Candidates beyond May 10, 2020 will be granted an additional 30-day extension when they are 30 days from expiration.


Additional Resources:

Exams

We have recently added NEW study webinars specially related to studying during COVID-19. These take place Tuesdays/Thursdays at 3:00 PDT. Topics include:

To register for upcoming study webinars, click here and look for ‘Upcoming Events’.

Study Support Webinars

During the COVID-19 crisis there is extremely limited availability of live skills-checks for CPR/AED in response to the CDC’s social distancing recommendations. To accommodate ACE Certification Candidates and ACE Certified Professionals who need to recertify, we are temporarily waiving the live skills-check requirement through June 30, 2020 and will accept certificates of completion for the online portion of the course. 


A list of courses that allow for a live skills-check after COVID-19 crisis has passed can be found here.

CPR requirements

For Certified Professionals

Join us for FREE webinars to learn the latest strategies and tools to run client sessions remotely. We will also be posting the full webinar recordings in case you cannot attend live.

  • 4/15/20  l  9:00 AM - 9:45 A.M. (PST)
    Family Fitness During COVID-19
    As families shelter in place together, keeping active is a great way to spend family time, decrease stress, and improve overall health – not to mention that it burns a lot of energy. Turn those online video sessions into a family affair. Family fitness experts will share tips to develop engaging and time-efficient programming to support clients who want to, or need to exercise as a family – and have fun while doing it! To register click here.

Webinars on how to keep working virtually

Gather ideas, tips and tricks to navigate these unprecedented times. Most recent blogs are listed on the top.

Blog posts on responding to COVID-19

On March 27, 2020 a federal COVID-19 relief package was signed into law. It contains important information that could assist you during this unprecedented time. To help you understand what this means for you and your livelihood, ACE drafted a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document to help decode this policy language.

COVID-19 Relief Package legislation- The CARES Act

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During the COVID-19 crisis there is extremely limited availability of live skills-checks for CPR/AED in response to the CDC’s social distancing recommendations. To accommodate ACE certification candidates and ACE Certified Professionals who need to recertify, we are temporarily waiving the live skills-check requirement through June 30, 2020 and will accept certificates of completion for the online portion of the course. 


A list of courses that allow for a live skills-check after COVID-19 crisis has passed can be found here.

CPR requirements

ACE recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated business closures are having a profound effect on exercise professionals and health coaches. In light of the disruption and anxiety that the pandemic is causing ACE Certified Professionals, through April 30, 2020 we are offering a $30 (thirty-dollar) discount off our renewal fee for individuals renewing their certifications on or before their due date, and will waive all late fees for certification renewal through June 30, 2020.


We know that many ACE Certified Professionals need CECs for recertification, and that the cancellation of events and associated costs are a concern for those with certifications expiring soon. The CEC Club is an affordable, convenient way to learn from home while earning CECs. Starting at only $20 per month, the first payment provides immediate access to over 100 online courses.  


Call us our Educational Service team at (888) 825-3636 x 785 or email at support@acefitness.org for assistance with our recertification offer or for more information on CEC Club.

Recertification

ACE is compiling discounts that help certified professionals to quickly adapt to social distancing and deliver client training sessions remotely. The following partners have provided preferred pricing* for ACE Certified Professionals to help them continue supporting their clients, including pricing to allow the purchase of basic equipment on behalf of clients. ACE encourages you to follow your local policies and laws when it comes to training your clients at home.

  • Perform Better is offering a 15% discount and free shipping to all ACE Certified Professionals. Visit the Preform Better website and enter ‘PB15’ at checkout. Ordering products is subject to any local or regional shipping restrictions.
  • SPRI is offering up to 60% off their training products including all rubber resistance bands, mats, weights and myofascial rollers. Free shipping on orders over $299. Sign in to your My ACE account and go to “Professional Benefits and Discounts” under your “My Business Tools”.
  • Gaiam is offering 20% off with the promo code ‘ACE’. This is sitewide but excludes third party items. Offer expires June 30, 2020. 
  • Remote Coach is offering their platform free to train one-on-one, and up to one-to-six video coaching sessions and only a small data fee for large group exercise, and Tribe sessions. Professionals set their own pricing and can use the Stripe payment gateway available on the app (Note: Stripe fees are independent of Remote Coach). See the Remote Coach website for details.
  • Flight Live is offering their platform free for one-on-one and one-to-three video coaching sessions. Flight Live has a set fee for all sessions and processes payments on behalf of trainers and yoga instructors using the platform. See the Flight Live website for details. 
  • TRX Training 

Relevant discounts available to you

  • Mobile app: TRX is providing 6 months free access to the TRX mobile training app and 20% off select home training packages. This mobile app provides hundreds of workouts and sessions to help with designing workouts. Many of them do not require equipment. Visit this TRX website and use the unique redemption code ‘M6SPGCF72G’.
  • Gear: TRX is providing a 20% select gear through April 10, 2020. Visit this TRX website and use the unique promo code ‘TRX-ACE’ to shop.

Note: ACE is passing these preferred pricing options along to you so that you may opt to take advantage of them if they suit your needs. But they do not constitute ACE endorsement of any single product or program over another. And because the COVID-19 crisis is dynamic and rapidly changing, the above discounts and their availability dates are subject to change without notice.

  • Trainerize is offering 50% off their software for 60 days on top of their 30-day free trial. Coaches can train up to 15 clients free. Use the code 'strongtogether50' at checkout. Create an account free at www.trainerize.com.
  • You can also find more product resources about how to do online coaching, video coaching and on-demand workouts on this page.
  • VIPR is offering a 20% off products when ordered from their website. Enter your discount code 'connect2020'. The warehouse is currently shipping within 2-3 business days.
  • ClassPass is supporting exercise professionals through their new livestream feature - join now to access the world’s largest global fitness network and start getting paid for your virtual classes. Visit ClassPass to sign up and start livestreaming
  • Muscle Music Mix is offering a free 60-minute virtual music mix. Visit the Muscle Music Mix website and enter code ‘ACE53CQ’ to download a virtual music mix of your choice to use for live streaming or social media classes. Additionally, click here and enter code ‘ACECZ32’ to get a special, discounted ACE price of $9.95 per month to access the Muscle Mix Now music streaming app for unlimited music, to create your own mixes, and change the BPM. Offer expires August 1, 2020. At checkout you will need to verify eligibility with an email address and ACE certification number.

As individuals and families limit their time in public and communal places, ACE encourages all people to keep moving – whether at home, safely outside or with your family. Below are some helpful, safe resources to help. 

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