What is the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?
The REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification is an in-depth educational program, offered as a live performance and home-study course, that certifies fitness professionals and coaches to train clients and athletes to run, teach REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ classes in gyms and other fitness facilities, and use the official REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ logo and other licensed materials as part of their professional credentials.
What is the difference between the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification and other running certifications?
The REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification is the first of its kind in the fitness industry. It is the most thorough running-related certification on the market. No other running certification offers continuing education courses to renew your certification, CECs from multiple national fitness organizations, and the chance to become a Master Trainer. In addition to our world-class training program, we have a quickly-growing global network of certified REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ trainers.
Are there manuals for the certification?
Yes. The certification course includes 8 manuals and 4 sample training programs. If you purchase the home-study course, you will receive a link to a zip folder in your receipt from revo2lutionrunning.com that contains all of the course material. If you register for a live performance, you will be emailed the course material a few days before the live performance.
How much does the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification cost?
Fitness Professional/Coach: $249 home-study course / $299 live performance
Runner: $125 home-study course / $149 live performance
What is the difference between the ‘Fitness Professional/Coach’ and ‘Runner’ registration options?
The Fitness Professional/Coach registration option is for industry professionals who wish to obtain the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification; the Runner registration option is for runners who want to learn how to become better runners or how to train for a race but do not want the certification. Those who choose Runner as their registration type will not have access to the certification exam and will not receive the certification.
Is it possible to get a refund if I can’t make the certification live course after purchasing my ticket?
Refunds are only given if the certification live course is cancelled or for other emergencies. Refunds are not given if your plans have changed, your dog peed on your homework, or you changed your mind and decided you don’t want to obtain the certification.
Do I have to renew the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?
Yes. Your certification must be renewed every year (determined from the date on your certificate) by obtaining 5 REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ CECs (the equivalent of one course) and paying a renewal fee. Courses can be taken from REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ or from another organization. (Individuals certified before January 1, 2016 are exempt from renewal and individuals certified between January 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016 need to renew every 2 years with 10 CECs). For more info and a list of CEC courses, click here.
What are REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ Continuing Education Credits (CECs)?
REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ CECs are the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ program’s continuing education credits you must earn after becoming certified in order to maintain your certification. When you become a certified REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ trainer, you have one year from the date on your certificate to earn a minimum of 5 REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ CECs. There are 3 ways to earn REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ CECs. For more info, click here.
What is the difference between the home-study course and live performance?
The live performance, which includes an entertaining teacher, takes the course manuals a step further, integrating a practical movement component. Attendees will learn and practice specific running technique drills and be coached through an interval workout (facility space permitting).
How long is the live performance?
8 hours, typically 9 am to 5 pm, with a 45-minute intermission for lunch (on your own).
Do we run during the live performance?
Yes. You will learn and practice specific running technique drills and also be coached through an interval workout (facility space permitting).
Where can I find a list of live performance?
Is there an exam?
Yes. Regardless of whether you take the home-study course or attend a live performance, you must pass the exam to get certified and receive CECs. The exam is at revo2lutionrunning.com/certificationexam and is 100 multiple choice questions. You must score at least 80% to pass.
How do I access the online exam?
You need to create an account at revo2lutionrunning.com with a username and password, which you’ll do when you purchase the home-study course or register for a live performance. When you go to the exam page, you will be prompted to log in with your username and password to access the exam.
Is there a deadline to take the exam?
Yes. You have 4 weeks from the date of purchasing the home-study course (5 weeks if ordering the hard copy of the manuals) or 4 weeks from the date of the live performance to take the exam. The exam expires at midnight in the U.S. eastern time zone. If you do not take the exam within 4 weeks, you will be required to pay an exam expiration fee of $29.95 to access the exam.
Do I get CECs/CEUs for my other fitness certifications with the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?
Absolutely! When you earn the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification upon passing the exam, you receive 2.0 ACE CECs, 1.9 NASM CEUs, 15 AFAA CEUs, 8 PTA Global CECs, 4 USA Triathlon CECs, and 8 W.I.T.S. CECs, regardless of whether you take the home-study course or attend a live performance. Each year, CECs/CEUs from more organizations will be added.
How much time do I have to take the exam?
The test is timed for 2.5 hours. There is a clock that appears on the screen while you take the exam so you know how much time is left.
When and how do I receive my certificate?
That’s a little bit of magic. When you pass the online exam with at least 80%, you will automatically get a link to download your certificate that will include your name, date, and the course numbers to obtain your CECs/CEUs.
Can I take the test again if I fail?
Yes. You can take the test as many times as you need to pass, once per 24 hours. Life is full of failures. So don’t get discouraged if you fail. Keep trying. There is no fee to take the exam again, as long as you re-take it within the allotted time frame (4 weeks from the date of purchasing the home-study course with electronic version of manuals; 5 weeks from the date of purchasing the home-study course with hard copy version of manuals; or 4 weeks from the date of the live performance that you attended).
Must I pass the exam in order to train clients using the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ name and teach REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ classes at my gym?
Yes. Passing the exam is required to earn the certification. Without passing the exam, you are not certified as a REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ trainer/coach.
How many continuing education credits (CECs) do I need to renew my REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?
5 REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ CECs every year, which is the equivalent of one course.
Can I take a non-REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ CEC course to obtain CECs for my REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?
Yes, you can petition to have the course count toward your REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ CECs as long as the course is on a related subject matter. For a list of REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ continuing education courses, click here.
Is my certification valid outside of my home state or country?
Yes, the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification is globally recognized and you can train runners under the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ name and teach REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ classes anywhere in the world.