Congratulations on deciding to take a course from us. We are so thankful for you and look forward to getting to know you in the days ahead. As you prepare for your first day of class, we encourage you to review the following information. If you are taking our Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer Examination, please read our Candidate Handbook, which contains important information.
Registrants via our web site should receive a confirmation letter by e-mail shortly after completing all registration processes online. Registrants via mail or telephone should receive a confirmation letter by mail three to four weeks prior to the start of the course. You may also request your confirmation letter be sent via e-mail if you provide your e-mail address.
If you need a confirmation letter reprint, please call 800- 635-7050 and ask the receptionist for the Program Coordinator's Line.
We provide several ways in which to obtain your manuals early so that you may start reviewing the material.
On your first day, notify us that you have your manual and we will deduct the cost of the manual (not tax or shipping) from your course fee. Maximum book credit for Resistance Training Instruction is $20.
Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort. Smoking is prohibited within and around all buildings on the Cooper campus. Please feel free to bring something to drink as needed. We often provide light snacks before class and during breaks.
Casual clothes, exercise clothes, swimsuit, shoes, calculator, pencil, and current CPR required for most curriculum-based certificate programs. Please check your course confirmation letter if you need further information.
The following require current CPR certification:
CPR certification is not required prior to attending a Personal Training Education option. However, if you wish to sit for the CI-CPT Certification Examination, you must have CPR proof at exam check-in. For more information on CI-CPT requirements, please review our Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) Certification Candidate Handbook.
Accepted forms of adult CPR must include a hands-on training component such as American Heart Association or Red Cross. Online, correspondence, or abbreviated certification courses which do not have a hands-on component are not accepted. The Cooper Institute does not recognize CPR certifications from other countries outside of the United States.
It is not required that you obtain your CPR certification at The Cooper Institute. You may contact your local American Heart Association, Red Cross, hospital, or fire department and attend a course prior to or after you complete a Cooper Institute education course. However, if you wish to sit for the CI-CPT Certification Examination, you must have CPR proof at exam check in.
Learn more about attending our CPR Heartsaver AED certification training course.
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