Certifications and Affliations
Our courses exceed the highest standards set in the Pilates, fitness and bodywork industries and are recognized by the leading authorities for continuing education credits.
Pilates Instructor Academy's comprehensive equipment certification exceeds the requirements to sit for the Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT) examination offered by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). PIA is proud to be listed on the Pilates Method Alliance's Official Registry of Schools and our courses are approved for PMA Continuing Education Credits. The Pilates Method Alliance is a not-for-profit professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates. The PMA's mission is to protect the public by establishing certification and continuing education standards for Pilates professionals. The PMA has followed the necessary steps outlined by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies to produce a test which could achieve third party accreditation through their prestigious organization. The Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT) examination has been designed to measure skill and knowledge of a person who has received comprehensive Pilates teacher training to include 500 hours or more of lecture self-study, apprenticeship and assistant teaching hours. For more information about the Pilates Method Alliance and the CPT exam please click here.(Adapted from the Pilates Method Alliance website)
PIA is proud to be recognized as an ACE Continuing Education Provider, and our courses are approved for ACE Continuing Education Credits. The American Council on Exercise® is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America's Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals. (Adapted from the ACE website)
Certain PIA courses have been approved for continuing education for massage therapists certified by The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). NCBTMB is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Approved Providers, and Assigned Schools. (adapted from the NCBTMB website)