Group Strength Coach - GSC


The TFA Group Strength Coach Certification Program is a flagship entry level examination developed by TFA's Board of Certification.

NASM, AFAA & ACE Approved
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Is this course for me?

Only taught pre-choreographed / music driven exercise? Looking to develop freestyle Group Exercise classes? Unsure about how to face a crowd? Or Just looking for CEUs?

Then this course is for YOU! In our 19 hour workshop, you shall learn:

  1. Coaching Driven Group Fitness - Where you gain the confidence to create and instruct your very own class!
  2. Technique Mastery -  Where you learn correct technique to execute a movement pattern
  3. Program Design - Develop HIIT, BootCamp, Resistance, Circuit and Mobility Classes, using best practices to ensure your participants succeed! 
  4. Teaching Skills - Master your cueing and presentation skills to present Group Exercise.
  5. Communication and Presentation - With 4 hours of teaching practice and presentation review, we ensure our learners get class ready!

Are you ready to make the change?

Upcoming Workshop

Sat, 11 June 2022 - Sun, 12th June 2022, 9 AM to 6 PM (CT) Central Time

What is Included:

This comprehensive program includes:

    1. 19 Hour Face to Face workshop Live on Zoom (15 AFAA, 1.6 ACE and 1.8 NASM CEC/ CEUs for Continuing Education upon attendance).*
    2. Hard Copy - Essentials of Fitness Instruction (our most comprehensive 300+ Page Manual worth US$90) Mailed to your doorstep.
    3. e-manual and online review modules.
    4. Answer all your questions with dedicated student support via Facebook, WhatsApp and Zoom.
    5. Single Attempt Proctored Final Examination (Re-attempt at $25).
    6. Hard Copy and Blockchain-Backed Digital Certificate upon Completion.
    7. Sample Class Planning Sheets
    8. (Optional) 30 Hours of Weekday Zoom Classes from 11 AM to 12 PM Central Time at a small fee of $90.
      (Classes run 2 months, and cover all concepts of our manual)

One Pair (2 pieces) of Free Weights, such as Dumbbells and/or Kettlebells are mandatory. Optional equipment include: One Barbell, 1 Wooden Dowel.
Internet Requirements: Computer with Webcam, Mic and Speakers, Stable internet connection is a must. Certificates are only provided to participants who are actively engaged in the training.

Upcoming Workshop

Sat, 11 June 2022 - Sun, 12th June 2022, 9 AM to 6 PM (CT) Central Time

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, You can Register by Clicking Here.

Purchase of TFA certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for the GSC exam and does not guarantee a passing score.

PART A: Written Assessments

All candidates must submit a written class programming sheet to the TFA Board of Certification. This assessment shall be self administered and has a time limit of 1 week from the date of assignment. Candidates shall be given a class format goal and would have to design all elements of the class based on the same. Written assessments shall be graded on a total of 15 marks with a passing score of 9/15.

PART B: Proctored Assessments

TFA Board of Certification has partnered with TagScores, India’s Leading Examination platform which offers proctored, digitally administered examinations.

All candidates attempting the examination shall be monitored from the time of exam setup, video recordings shall also be scrutinized by external invigilators appointed by TFA’s Board of Certification. Candidates found using malpractice shall be permanently banned from appearing for all TFA Certifications.

TFA Board of Certification has determined that proctored assessments shall be in the form of One Hundred Twenty (120) objective, multiple choice questions, with a cut score of 70%. Duration of this exam is 2 Hours (120 Minutes).

Eligibility Requirements for the role of “Certified Group Strength Coach” as decided by the TFA Board of Certification are as follows:
- Above 18 Years of Age
- Class 12/ 2nd PU Pass in any stream

If you do not meet this criteria, you may contact the TFA Board at and file an appeal

All TFA certified professionals are required to renew their certification every two years. TFA Certification requires each professional to obtain 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every 2 years. An annual renewal fee includes the maintenance and continued availability of TFA member benefits and services as well as an updated Certificate. The renewal fee is USD 20. The TFA renewal fee covers a 24 month period of time, starting from the original date of certification and expiring two years from this date.

Recertification Access will be available in your account and by email.

TFA Certified professionals require a minimum 20 Hours of Education, Counted as 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years.

0.1 CEC - 1 Hour of Continuing Education

TFA Accepts ALL NETA, ACE, AFAA, NASM and ACSM Approved Providers

We offer face to face teaching support and ensure all our learners understand practical applications as well as theoretical concepts. 

We take pride in the fact that we have succeeded in shaping group exercise instructors in creating lasting programs for their participants

Workshop attendance Certificate:

Group Strength Training Workshop Sample

Certification upon clearing assessments:

Certified Group Strength Coach Sample

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