Saudi Register of Exercise Professionals

​​​​In 2009, European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) through a Standards Council took on the responsibility for the direction and strategic thinking for developing a regulatory framework to increase public confidence in the work of the European Health and Fitness sector. As a voluntary sectorial regulation, the professional fitness standards that currently EuropeActive is overseeing, are a statement for professionals and training providers of adherence to good practices.

Training providers use these standards to develop training programs. An important outcome of the use of the standards is to then enable individual exercise trainers who meet the learning outcomes of the standards to be registered with the professional register.

In 2018, EuropeActive has provided Leadership Institute, entity under the General Sports Authority, with guidance on how to establish professional standards and a professional register for the Saudi fitness market. During EuropeActive’s engagement, and in cooperation with Industry stakeholders, Leadership Institute has led a process to develop a regulatory framework with the support of the industry. This process has aimed to be transparent, independent, credible and in widest consultation possible.

The Saudi Fitness Standards
Leadership Institute with support of EuropeActive and a local Technical Expert Group (TEG) formed by representatives of Saudi fitness centers, training providers and academia, have worked to develop the Saudi Fitness Standards for the following occupations:

Saudi Fitness Assis​tant (mapped to L2 EuropeActive) - click here to download
Saudi Fitness Instructor (mapped to L3 EuropeActive) - click here to download
Saudi Group Fitness Instructor (mapped to L3 EuropeActive) - click here to download
Saudi Personal Trainer (mapped to L4 EuropeActive) - click here to download
During the upcoming months, the Technical Expert group will formally establish the Saudi Fitness Standards Committee, who will embark with the Technical Expert Group in the process of developing further Standards, under the guidance of EuropeActive, refering to the different European Standards -

The Saudi Register of Exercise Professionals

Fitness professionals working in Saudi Arabia must register at the Saudi Register of Exercise Professionals (SaudiReps).
Registration is available in the following categories:​
Fitness Assistant
Group Fitness Instructor
Fitness trainer
Personal trainer
During the application, candidates will be asked to submit certificates in order to prove they meet the qualification requirements as per the Saudi Fitness Standards. In addition must accept adherence to the code of conduct. ​


Training providers

Training providers submit application for accreditation of specific training programs developed to meet any of the following occupations, as defined in the Saudi Fitness Standards.:
L2 - Saudi Fitness Assistant
L3 - Saudi Fitness Instructor
L3 - Saudi Group Fitness Instructor​​
L4 - Saudi Personal Trainer
During the application process the provider must be ready to upload course materials, assessment evidence and instructor qualifications.