Pilates Certification

A group of people doing exercises on the mats in a gym

Learn to teach beginner to intermediate Pilates exercises on the mat. Adhering to the classical approach of breath, core and flow, we will explore the exercises as they were documented in Return to Life Through Contrology by Joseph Pilates.

Course overview

Course overview

This course includes lesson planning for group classes, as well as one-on-one program designs for Personal Trainers who want to teach proper Pilates techniques. Fitness leaders will learn current adaptions and modifications for various class levels, abilities and training settings. 

Teaching Pilates is the breakthrough many fitness professionals want to achieve. In this comprehensive, time-efficient and thoroughly guided course, you will be shown the steps to put a safe and effective Pilates routine together, with minimal props and on the mat. You will learn instructional techniques, correct forms and movement progressions in order to gain full confidence in leading group classes of any size and/or training clients. 

This course is divided into lectures, practices, and assignments. Focus will be on the completion of BCRPA registration requirements, including the preparation for your practicum and ICE (practical evaluation). This course is a BCRPA registration requirement in Pilates Fitness. Those currently registered with BCRPA will receive 40 continuing education credits.

Course requirements

Course requirements

Current BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader and/or First-Year Student Registration with BCRPA upon completion of the Fitness Theory Exam.



The cost of the Pilates Certification Module is $795 and includes: 

  • Pilates Course in-person classes at Ƶ (New Westminster campus) 
  • Handouts and/or other course materials as required 
  • Practicum (March 2nd) 
  • Instructor Competency Evaluations package/evaluation (March 9th) 
  • 40 BCRPA CECs & renewal credits

Early Bird 
Register by December 15th to save $50 and pay $745.



Pilates Certification Course (CRN 11113):

  • Sat, January 27 (8:30am–5:30pm) 
  • Sat, February 3 (8:30am–5:30pm)
  • Sat, February 10 (8:30am–5:30pm) 
  • Sat, February 24 (8:30am – 5:30pm) 


  • Sat, March 2 (8:30am–5:30pm) 

Group Instructor Competency Evaluations:

  • Sat, March 9 (8:30am–5:30pm)

All classes are mandatory. No class on February 17th due to the Family Day long weekend.



To register Students have the following options: 

By phone
604 527 5472 (view office hours). Please quote CRN 11113 when calling.

By email

  • Complete the registration form attached and submit it to cereg@douglascollege.ca via email. Students must register for all CRNs listed on the registration form. Please read the instructions on the registration form. 
  • Once you submit a completed registration form, one of our Registration Officers will reply to your email in a timely manner with instructions on how to make your payment.

Students are required to make their payment for the Pilates Certification Module ($795) within 24 hours of registration to complete their registration once they receive their instructions email from one of our Registration Officers. 

Students will receive a payment confirmation email once payment is received. Payment is required to complete registration. For more information, please email sportsinstitute@douglascollege.ca a

Contact us

Registration: email Continuing Education

Sports Institute Office: email Sports Institute