Launched in 2007, the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector.

EREPS recognises the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.

The EREPS Programme:

  • Provides an independent registration process (sometimes called a “license to practice”) for exercise professionals across Europe which is clearly understandable for operators and consumers;
  • Provides a public register with members published on a website directory;
  • Requires member adherence to an EREPS Code of Ethical Practice defining the rights, responsibilities and principles of being an exercise professional;
  • Supports the professional needs of its members in the interests of professionalising the European fitness sector.

There are now EREPS registered fitness professionals working in 32 different European countries. Through its application of common European standards EREPS facilitates mobility of employment with 10% of  members changing country each year, mainly for employment reasons.

EREPS is part of EuropeActive, the (leading) not-for-profit organisation representing the whole of the European health and fitness sector in Brussels. For more information on EuropeActive’s EU affairs and policies concerning education, training, and skills click here