About Us

The Short Version

The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals.

What We Do

ICREPs has three main functions:

  1. — Facilitate international portability/recognition for exercise professionals worldwide.
  3. — Provide information and support to countries and regions that wish to develop registration systems for exercise professionals.
  5. — Facilitate sharing of best practice systems between ICREPs members.

ICREPs does not in itself operate a registration system – it supports countries to develop their own systems based on the unique needs of that country.


ICREPs, like its members, is non-profit.  It charges an annual fee to its members to cover its operating costs which varies depending on the size of the register.  For more details on membership, see our joining page.

ICREPs is set up as a non-profit incorporated society, with a board and chair elected by its members.

Current Board Members

Catherine Hanson Farid  (REPs UAE) – Chair

Katherine Mackeigan (NFLA, Canada) – Deputy Chair

Chris Alexander (AUSactive, Australia) – Secretary

Stephen Gacsal (REPs New Zealand) – Treasurer

Brian Biagioli (REPs USA)

Amjad Kahn (REPs India)

Mahdi Jafargholizadeh (REPs Iran)

Yusuf Ziya Üzüm  (REPs Turkey)

How To Get Involved

— as an exercise professional

If ICREPs has a member National Register in your country, register directly with them. 

Simply follow the links at the bottom of this page (click on the logo of your country’s registry) for more information. 

Exercise professionals may also be interested in the ICREPs Global Portability Matrix, showing how ICREPs members registration levels are internationally portable. 

In all cases, direct questions about this to your local ICREPs member.

— as an organisation wishing to set up a national register

Consider joining ICREPs  – To do so you must either meet all of ICREPs criteria for membership (as outlined on our joining page) or be working towards it. 

One of the essential components is that a register must be independent from training providers (i.e. registers can not be in the business of providing training/education). 

For more details see the joining page.