Before accepting an application from a trainer, they must prove they have a current CPT certification. Two trainers, said they have their CES from National Academy of Sports Medicine and so let their CPT expire. They said they no longer want to spend the money to keep renewing and pay all they need to for CEU’s. What do you think? Agree or not and why.
i guess I could make a case for it either way. The CECs for CES and for CPT overlap. The person is still getting continuing education. They’re just saving money on the re-registration for two titles.
I have a masters in tax, a masters in business, and I held a CPA license. But after earning my CPA, I specialized in tax accounting. Once I went into working fora corporate tax department, my job had nothing to do with the attest / audit function. I didn’t audit, and I didn’t sign tax returns. So, after 10 years of holding my CPA license, I let it go. I still got regular continuing education very specific to the tax transactions I planned (international transfer pricing). In the years since I let my CPA go, I was ranked in the top 25% for 3 years and in the top 10% for one year compared to the entire finance organization, so I’d say I was still competent and professional.
Titles are nice. But we all know people who have pieces of paper and can’t train a client worth a darn. And I know people with little formal education but an intuitive sense of understanding of how the body works and moves.
So, if it were me, I’d look not just at the pieces of paper earned, but ask, “What were the last 3 continuing education courses you took and how does it relate to your training ability?” I’d prefer someone who is up on current science, personally.