Fitness Appraiser Certification

PFPO offer - week course to individuals who are interested in becoming Ontario Police Fitness Award (OPFA) Appraisers. The training participants receive on this course will result in the ability to assess the major components of fitness in their healthy individuals. Participants will be able to interpret these assessments based on norms and percentiles for Canadians 15 to 69 years of age and the ability to perform Ontario Police Fitness Award testing.



  • C.S.E.P.’s Plan for healthy active living
  • Understanding human behaviour
  • Helping people change
  • Healthy physical activity participation
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Basic exercise physiology
  • Health related fitness
  • Appraisal tools
  • Case studies



This course is open to candidates interested in using physical fitness appraisal to promote health, fitness and wellness within their workplace. Prior training in the areas of human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, wellness, fitness, health promotion, human behaviour, communications and counselling is recommended.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES: Accommodation and meals are included in PFPO registration fee (when the course is held at the Ontario Police College).

DRESS: Fitness apparel (golf shirt, track pants/suit)   

CLASS SIZE: 24 participants  

ASSESSMENT STANDARDS: Successful completion of a practical and theoretical examination is required.

FEES/DURATION: 5 days of training. Fees will be paid directly to PFPO