Anyone looking to professionally teach kickboxing must learn how to get a kickboxing certification. The certification, issued by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, can be obtained by completing an accredited course in your area. Almost anyone can complete the kickboxing certification course providing they meet the prerequisites and perform well in the class.
To get a kickboxing certification, you will need to:
Meet the prerequisites. Before registering for a kickboxing certification course, you will need to have either experience instructing group exercise or have the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Primary Group Exercise Certification. An active CPR certification is also required. Other recommended experience includes a basic knowledge of kickboxing and comprehension of the basic standards for the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
Find a kickboxing certification class in your area. Visit your preferred fitness center, community center or YMCA to ask if an accredited kickboxing certification course is offered. If a course is not available, visit the official website for the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America to search their listings. When searching, enter your location and select the kickboxing certification course to find one in the area.
Register for the kickboxing certification class. Visit the center operating the kickboxing certification class to register in person or submit your registration online via the official Aerobics and Fitness Association of America website. At the time of registration, you will need to pay the course fee as well as any additional fees for manuals and study materials, generally ranging around $300 total. Be sure to have proof of CPR certification and other prerequisites on hand during registration.
- Complete the kickboxing certification class. Attend and complete the kickboxing certification course, including all written and practical exams. fter completion of the course, you will receive your kickboxing certificate.