The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and UK Coaching, who currently operate the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), reached an agreement to combine REPs with the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory, creating a single directory for all exercise and fitness professionals.
The initiative will create a unified recognition system for people working in the sector and a single endorsement mechanism for training providers.
UK Coaching will provide CIMSPA fitness and coaching members with access to their comprehensive online learning and development platform, which offers a wider range of learning and development resources, including CIMSPA accredited learning, which carries CPD points to maintain professional status. UK Coaching will also offer insurance for all CIMSPA exercise, fitness and coaching members.
The new directory came into effect on 1 June 2020 and so it is now no longer possible to join or renew with REPs, but we are encouraging all members to join the new directory, hosted and managed by CIMSPA.
If you hold an insurance policy with REPs, you can still purchase the same specialist cover through UK Coaching.
If you are an active REPs member with Insurance, your policy will remain in place and upon renewal you can still get the same great Insurance policy via UK Coaching. You will also continue to receive the same great membership benefits until your renewal date at which point you will be invited to join the CIMSPA directory.