There are many countries around the world where registration is expected/required to work in the fitness industry. This includes countries that Indians regularly travel and work in such as UAE and Australia.
The following information is to help you get ready before you go, as well as an overview of how international portability of REPS India registration works, and how REPS India can help for those that haven’t yet registered.
To see the information relevant to you please choose one of the links below:
- I am currently REPS India registered (and moving overseas)
- I am not REPS India registered (and moving overseas)
- I am moving to India from another country (and have completed my qualification in that country)
For those already fully registered with REPS India
Your registration is internationally recognised, and will enable you in most cases, to be recognised, and register in any country that operates a nationwide independent registration system.
REPS India is a member of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), which has members throughout the world. Through ICREPs, REPS India has a portability agreement in place with each of the other national registers - Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa and UAE meaning if you are fully registered with REPS India, you are automatically recognised in other ICREPs countries.
- Make sure your REPS India registration is full (i.e. not provisional) and current
- While many countries have very similar standards to each other, each country can, and does set its own standards. This means, not all registration levels are portable, nor are all levels matched at the same level in each country. For details of where each REPS India level maps to other countries, follow here to the Global Portability Matrix from ICREPs
- Take a physical copy of your REPS India registration certificate with you
- In addition to your REPS registration certificate, you may also be asked to provide a current first aid from the country you are registering in. This varies between countries
For those without REPS India registration
If you do not intend to work in India, but intend to work overseas and have studied in India, then you can apply to REPS India for international portability, i.e. you are not registered in India, but you receive confirmation that you meet our standards. This process is recognised globally.
- Completed a REPS India registered course – list here
- Complete the application for international portability
- Apply before you leave India, and allow up to 28 days (to be on the safe side)
- Supply a copy of your REPS India recognised qualification
- For those whose qualification was completed more than 12 months ago, also supply details of recent ongoing education
- Include payment (details of fees, see below)
I have completed my qualification overseas and am moving to India
If you hold registration from one of our partner countries then you can use that to register in India (a list of our partners can be found here).
If you are coming to India from a country that does not have a national register, we will require you undertake an assessment to verify you meet our national standards.
Coming from an ICREPs Partner country?
If you are coming from one of our ICREPs partner countries (see a list here) we simply require that you provide a letter of portability issued by an ICREPs partner registration body.
Note: We do not hold information on overseas qualifications. We recognise portability from ICREPs member registration bodies, but not qualifications.
Once you have a copy of your portability we would ask that send us the following:
- A completed application form to become REPS India registered
- A copy of your portability
- A copy of your current first aid - CPR Certificate
Note: If you are from an ICREPs member country and have not registered with the national register there, we will refer you back to the registration body where you undertook the training for a portability application. This is faster and cheaper (for you) than being assessed in India. If you choose, you can still be assessed in India, but in the majority of cases, this is not necessary.