Your thoughts about Washington, D.C. regulation of Personal Fitness Trainers?
The Bill is titled the “Omnibus Health Regulation Amendment Act of 2013". It was passed into law in February of 2014.
Here is a link to a letter by the National Board of Fitness Examiners about the bill passage:
I just read the bill which is a little thin on details to really pass judgement. The one line stood out for me:
"The law will require all personal trainers providing service in that jurisdiction to register with the D.C. Mayor’s Office for a yet undetermined fee and pursuant to a yet unspecified procedure."
While I applaud the effort to have some regulation, it is really too soon to say unless that 'unspecified procedure' has been determined. I hope it is more than just a money maker for the city of Washington, DC.
Whoa! I actually just went back & read this bill - are you kidding me? "The D. C. Board of Physical Therapy will oversee the registration process" - but the President of the D.C. Physical Therapy Association opposes it. What's up with that? I guess they didn't think to meet with the President of the P.T. Association first? - something isn't right here. What's really confusing is that this bill is written by David Herbert, the top legal mind in the Personal Training industry - ok - I think I just figured it out!