Each Spencer Institute Certification is valid for (2) two years.

You are required to complete 2.0 units (20 hours) of CEUs (continuing education credits) to keep your certification valid.

A new and updated certification will be issued, which is valid for two more years.

Please review the 2-Year Recertification Guide for further details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you hold multiple Spencer Institute certifications, you are only required to complete enough CEUs for a single Spencer Institute certification. The CEUs can be applied to all Spencer Institute certifications you have earned.

Approved continuing educational providers:

Spencer Institute for Life Coach Training

(NESTA) National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association

SDI – Success Design International

NOTE: The Spencer Institute Executive Certification Board recently changed the recertification policy from (4) four years to a (2) two year certification policy. Students who have purchased or completed any Spencer Institute certification on or prior to 8/10/2009, will remain under the (4) four year recertification guidelines.

To obtain your 4-year recertification you are required to complete 4.0 units (40 hours) of CEUs (continuing education credits). A new and updated certification(s) will be issued, which is valid for four more years.

Please review the 4-Year Recertification Guide for further details.

At a glance CEUs

NESTA Spencer Institute
Spencer Institute Programs
Life Strategies Coach 2 2
Wellness Coach 2 2
Corporate Wellness Coach 2 2
Lifestyle Fitness Coach 2 2
Food Psychology Coach 2 2
Personal Fitness Chef 2 2
Mind Body Fitness Coach 2 2
Sports Psychology Coach 2 2
Sports Hypnosis 2 2
Design Psychology Coach 2 2
Green Living Coach 2 2
Holistic Life Coach 2 2
Stress Management Coach 2 2
Green Living Coach 2 2
Sports Hypnotist Coach 2 2
NESTA Programs
AquaLogix 1 1
Biomechanics Specialist 1.5 1.5
Core Conditioning Specialist 1.5 1.5
Fitness Nutrition Coach 1.5 1.5
Functional Training Specialist 1.5 1.5
Group Exercise Instructor 1.5 1.5
Heart Rate Performance Specialist 2.0 2.0
ITCA Triathlon Coach 4 4
Kids’ Nutrition Specialist 1.5 1.5
Lifestyle and Weight Management 1.5 1.5
Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coach 4 4
Personal Fitness Trainer 2 2
Speed, Agility and Quickness 1.5 1.5
Senior Fitness Specialist 2 2
Sports Injury Specialist 1.5 1.5
Spencer Pilates 1.5 1.5
Sport Yoga 1.5 1.5
John Spencer Ellis Inc. Programs
Adventure Boot Camp Instructor 2 2
IMPACT Instructor 2 2
Tactix Instructor 2 2