We are just starting a PT program at our gym, more than likely with independent contractors. I have two very strong looking resumes from candidates who have been certified within the last 5 years, but have let their cert lapse (they both work in the medical field). What are your thoughts on allowing them to train while they work towards getting re-certified. Is it common to allow people who are in the process of getting their cert to train during that time, or do I wait until after they have their re-certs? Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
I agree that it is definitely a liability issue as an independent contractor if they do not have their certification. While they may have good or understandable reasons for letting their certification lapse, I would not hire them until they have been re-certified.
It will be more professional on your part (in the eyes of clients) and and more respected in the long run for you to wait.