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FIERCE4 Certification FAQ's

How do I find a certification in my area?

Please check our calendar of events for ALL certifications, workshops and masterclasses.   If you don’t find a FIERCE4 Instructor Certification scheduled in your area, please check back as we are always updating the calendar or better yet request your facility host a FIERCE4 training.

Can my facility host a FIERCE4 Certification?

If you teach for a facility that is interested in hosting a FIERCE4 Certification redirect them to visit the Host Event section of our website.  Host facility may submit a Host Request Application right from our site, it’s that simple! The best part there is no fee to the facility to host an instructor certification.   We will respond to their request within 72 hours.

How do I become a FEIRCE4 Instructor?

Register now for a FIERCE4 Level 1 Instructor Certification to become a FIERCE4 Instructor. In this 9-hour hands-on certification training program, you will learn the training secret behind the FIERCE4® workout results: (Fused Discipline) F4 Interval Training, the method behind the Train Hard Play Harder techniques, concepts, principles and moves that make FIERCE4 such an effective, in-demand program. We will provide you with all the tools and resources you will need to successfully teach a full-length FIERCE4 class. It is recommended you have some experience in Kickboxing, Funk, Pilates and Yoga, however not necessary as we teach the basic principles during the course.

The FIERCE4 certificate is good for 12 months from date of certification completed. As a FIERCE4 Instructor you are required to keep your FIERCE4 certification current. When you join the FIERCE4 Ultimate Network, your certificate remains current as long as you remain a member. F.U.N. member receive continuing education, new F4 choreography, FIERCE4 Music, F4 marketing material tools. If you are not a F.U.N. member and your certificate expires, you will be required to re-active your certificate.

Once you have successfully completely the FIERCE4 Level 1 Instructor Certification course, you may start to teach FIERCE4 classes, use the “FIERCE4” name, and advertise yourself as a FIERCE4 Instructor. Any other use of the FIERCE4® name or logo must be approved by the FIERCE4 Home Office.  FIERCE4 Fitness is a registered trademark of Fitness Express International, Inc | FIERCE4, which holds copyright ownership on all FIERCE4® related material and use of name and logo. If your FIERCE4 Certificate is not current and you continue to teach FIERCE4 classes you will be in violation of State and Federal Trade Mark Law and in breach of the limited license granted to you as part of your FIERCE4 Certification.

All FIERCE4 Instructors are independent contractors, which enables you to set your schedule, rates, terms, agreements, etc. with the facilities you choose and/or teach for.  In order to keep your FIERCE4 Certificate current it’s HIGHLY recommended you join the FIERCE4 Ultimate Network (F.U.N.).  F.U.N. Members receive continuing education, new F4 choreography, FIERCE4 Music, F4 marketing materials, teaching techniques, professional development tools, blogs, forums and private access to network with other FIERCE4 instructors.

Are there any prerequisites?

Prerequisite: AFAA/ACE/AAAI/NASM or other equivalent nationally recognized primary certification is HIGHLY recommended prior to the certification and MANDATORY prior to teaching the FIERCE4 System. It is recommended you have some experience in Kickboxing, Funk, Pilates and Yoga, however not necessary as we teach the basic principles during the course.

Is there an age requirement to participate in a FIERCE® Certification?

Yes, a participant must be 18 years or older to attend any FIERCE4 Instructor Training Certification and/or Workshop.

How do I sign up for a certification?

All certification attendees register online at www.fierce4fitness.com.  Ensure your contact information is correctly entered into the shopping cart area of the website, and double check your e-mail address.  Your receipt and all correspondence will be sent to this address. In addition, make sure your name is typed exactly as you would like it to appear on your instructor certificate.

After I have signed up for a certification, then what?

After FIERCE4 Home Office receives your registration, you will receive an e-mail confirming you are officially registered. You will receive additional emails with updates concerning your study materials, things to bring to the event, etc.  Please ensure you add our email address to your email server.  Avoid FIERCE4 emails getting lost in your spam file.

Is there a written or practical exam included in this certification?

Yes and Yes! There is both a written and practical exam in this certification.

What happens if I fail one or both parts of the exam?

If you failed both portions, you will need to attend another FIERCE4® Level 1 Instructor Trainer Certification program to qualify before taking the test again.  You will be eligible for a discount of $100 on this second course, if you take it within 12 months of your original course.  We suggest you strengthen your knowledge in the areas where you experienced difficulty, before retaking the course.

If you failed only one portion of the exam, you may retake that portion without attending the entire program a second time..

How long is the FIERCE4® certificate valid for?

The FIERCE4 certificate is good for 12 months from date of certification completed. As a FIERCE4 Instructor you are required to keep your FIERCE4 certification current. When you join the FIERCE4 Ultimate Network, your certificate remains current as long as you remain a member.  F.U.N. members receive continuing education, new F4 choreography, FIERCE4 Music, F4 marketing material tools, plus much more!

How do I renew my Certificate of Completion after one year?

There are a number of ways to update and renew your instructor certificate:

  1. Become a F.U.N. Member:  FIERCE4 Fitness offers continuing education programs to all FIERCE4 Instructors, known as the FIERCE4 Ultimate Network (F.U.N.).  F.U.N. members receive continuing education, new F4 choreography, FIERCE4 Music, F4 marketing material, teaching techniques and professional development tools.
  2. Sign up for another Fierce4 workshop/masterclass: Completing another workshop within 12 months keeps your instructor status current.
  3. Retake the FIERCE4 Level 1 Instructor Certification Course: By retaking the certification you will renew your certificate, you’ll learn the latest moves, music and updates to the program

What happens after the workshop? When can I start teaching?

Once you have successfully completely the FIERCE4 Level 1 Instructor Certification course, you may start to teach FIERCE4 classes immediately, use the “FIERCE4” name, and advertise yourself as a FIERCE4 Instructor.  All FIERCE4 Instructors are independent contractors, which enables you to set your schedule, rates, terms, agreements, etc. with the facilities you choose and/or teach for. 

You may join our limited membership online and chat with other FIERCE4 instructors.  We provide blogs and forums so you may interact and get advice and help from more experienced FIERCE4 instructors.

I have a conflict and must leave before the certification is over.
Can I still get my Certificate of Completion and/or AFAA/ACE credits if I leave early?

If you have a conflict, we highly recommend that you registered for a certification which allows you to stay for the entire course.  Due to the nature and material covered per hour, if you are unable to attend the full day you will miss valuable information which makes up the FIERCE4 system.  The entire day must be attended with final exam completed to receive a Certificate of Completion and/or AFAA/ACE/CEC’s.

If I sign up for a workshop and then cannot attend, can I transfer my registration to another certification date?

Once your register for a certification course FEES are NON REFUNDABLE or transferable, meaning they cannot be used by another person. Space is limited. Reserving your space is required prior to certification date. If you are unable to attend the certification, workshop/masterclass that you registered for, you have one year (12 months) from the date you submitted your registration form to transfer your fees to another FIERCE4 certification training (if space allows) by contacting us at [email protected] . A $30 USD (subject to change) processing fee will be charged at the time of the transfer and you will incur any applicable increases in price. No credits or refunds will be issued if more than 12 months have passed since your original registration.

I registered for a workshop, but I have to cancel. What can I do?

Once your register for a certification course FEES are NON REFUNDABLE or transferable, meaning they cannot be used by another person.   If you are unable to attend the certification/workshop/masterclass you have registered for, we highly encourage you to transfer your registration to a later date and/or new location.

What should I bring to the certification?

Important things to bring for your certification day:

                        -H20

                        -Towel

                        - Pad of paper & Pencil/Pen for note taking or laptop/tablet/IPad etc.

                        -Healthy Snacks & Lunch

                        -Change of clothes (include extra underwear and socks)

                       -Supportive cross-training sneakers

                       -Jacket or cover-up *it’s usually cold while sitting during the lecture parts.

May I videotape or take pictures at the workshop?

Still image cameras are allowed. Video or DVD motion pictures are strictly prohibited.

What happens if there is bad weather predicted for the day of the workshop?

Fitness Express International, INC | FIERCE4 and the workshop host facility may, in their sole discretion, decide to cancel a workshop due to severe weather conditions. If a workshop is canceled, the participants will be notified at the earliest possible time prior to the workshop and informed about their options relating to transfers and refunds. Participants should not take any risks to their safety to attend the workshop. In no event will Fitness Express International, INC | FIERCE4 be held responsible for travel expenses incurred or lost due to severe weather conditions.