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What is the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?

The REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification is an in-depth educational program, offered as a live performance, home-study course, and mentorship 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 run certifications?

The REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification is the most thorough run certification on the market. The following distinguishes us from all other run certifications:

• Lower cost
• Money-back guarantee (if you’re satisfied with the course content, you’ll get 100% of your money back!)
• Continuing education credits from 9 organizations that have approved the course
• Active, practical part of the live course, during which you’ll learn by doing—practicing optimal running technique with specific drills, experiment on stride length/stride rate, and VO₂max interval workout
• Continuing education courses to renew your certification
• Summary of weight loss research
• Specific, quantitative details about running technique to improve performance and prevent injury


Are there manuals for the certification? 

Yes. And they’re professionally written, too. The certification course includes 9 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 that contains the course manuals.


How much does the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification cost?

Home-Study Course 
Fitness Professional/Coach: $399.50 (includes certification + CECs)


Can I get a refund after purchasing the home-study course?

There are no refunds for the home-study course.  


Can someone register for and purchase the certification course for me?

Yes, but each person must create an account on the website to access the exam. If you do not register for the course yourself, the website will not recognize you when you try to log into the exam (unless you use the log-in username and password of the person who registered you).   


Do I have to renew the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?

Yes, because continued education is important. Knowledge is power. 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). 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.


Is there an exam?

Yes. You must pass the exam with at least 80% to get certified and receive CECs. The exam is at and is 100 multiple-choice questions.


How do I access the online exam?

You need to create an account at with a username and password, which you’ll do when you purchase the home-study course. 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 and no. You have 8 months from the date of purchasing the home-study course to take the exam without a fee. The exam expires at midnight in the U.S. eastern time zone. You can always take the exam, but if you do not take the exam within the allowed time period, you will be required to pay an exam expiration fee of $9.99 to access the exam.


How long is the exam expiration fee good for?

Once you pay $9.99 after the deadline to take the exam, you have another 4 weeks to take the exam. Each time you pay $9.99, you will be granted another 4 weeks to take the exam.


Can I take the exam again if I fail?

Yes. You can take the exam 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. You can take the exam 2 times for free. After that 2nd
attempt, you will incur an administrative fee to retake the exam.


When and how do I receive my certificate?

When you pass the online exam with at least 80%, you will automatically get a link to download your certificate.


Do I get CECs/CEUs for my other fitness certifications with the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?

Absolutely! When you earn the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification, you receive the following CECs:

2.0 ACE | 1.9 NASM | 15 AFAA | 2.0 NESTA | 4 canfitpro | 8 PTA Global | 4 USA Triathlon | 8 WITS | 14 Fitness Australia


How many continuing education credits (CECs) do I need to renew my REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification?

20 CECs every 2 years.


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.

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