hey .. anyone know which personal trainer cerifications are valid in Europe ?

  • gabriel29

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    Oct 10, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    I would like to find out if any of you know what american certifications in valid in Europe. I'm planing to move to Amesterdam in next year and I would like to prepear for that.
    I have NASM certification and I set up exam for NSCA in December..
    thx for info
    G
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    Oct 11, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    You are going to "try" to work in Europe is right...It is not an open economy like the US.
  • westdave

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    Oct 11, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    Gabe:
    I'm ACE and NASM certified myself. I think the Europeans (Dutch) may have their own way of certifying personal trainers. Perhaps you can contact NASM in California to find out what credentials the Dutch require? The Dutch may not even recognize your American certifications. Good luck....and Good luck on the NSCA exam (CSCS?) I've heard it's difficult, but a well respected certification! Dave in NY
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    Oct 11, 2008 7:09 AM GMT
    Before teaching spinning in France, I looked at the other trainers certifications. I was fortunate and mine were good enough. Maybe the gyms in Amsterdam have website with bios on the trainers?
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    Oct 11, 2008 7:55 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidYou are going to "try" to work in Europe is right...It is not an open economy like the US.


    What are you talking about ?
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    Oct 11, 2008 12:14 PM GMT
    Talk to the organisations you have qualifications with. They may well have contact with their Dutch counterparts and can answer your questions.

    It isn't so much whether or not your qualifications are valid, the problem is that your potential employers and their/your insurer may not understand what they are.