is the USWFA?
United States Water Fitness Association is a non-profit, educational organization
committed to excellence in education and promoting aquatics including water exercise.
One of our major specialties is aquatics programming and administration.
Also, we are the central information source for aquatics.
certifications does the USWFA provide?
USWFA offers the following National Certifications – Primary Water Fitness
Instructor, Master Water Fitness Instructor, Aquatic Fitness Personal Trainer,
Masters Aquatic Fitness Personal Trainer, Water Walking Instructor, and Aquatic Director.
All certifications offered by the USWFA are
home-study courses except the Water Fitness Instructor’s course which requires
attendance at a one day, (9:30 am to 4:00 pm), National Testing Day (NTD).
do I register for a USWFA course/certification?
the USWFA by calling 561-732-9908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for specific course information. Registration forms for specific courses
can be found online at our National Certification Course page. Registrations
are accepted by mail, fax, telephone or online through PayPal.
(Telephone and faxed registrations
requires credit card payment.) No course materials will be mailed until full
payment is received by the USWFA National Headquarters.
do I pay for a course/certification?
USWFA accepts all major credit cards, checks, and money orders. Payment by
check or money order can be mailed or faxed to the USWFA National Headquarters.
If paying by credit card,
you can register by phone, mail, fax or PayPal online.
is the difference between the Primary Water Fitness Instructor and a Master Water
certification applicants must be 16 years of age and older (basic level).
must be 21 years of age and older
a minimum of one (1) year experience teaching water exercise and
a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of actual teaching experience in water
exercise (attach a list of hours, place and years of employment)
are the costs of USWFA certifications?
USWFA’s most popular certifications include the Primary and Master Water
Course - $247.00 (Members price $211.00) Masters Course - $277.00
(Members price $235.00)
call the USWFA at 561-732-9908 or email info@USWFA.org
for additional certification prices.
is a Member price?
prices are discounts for employees and members of facilities where courses are
held or for USWFA facility and staff members. Employees or members of
other USWFA Facilities
are eligible to receive this discount also.
are Testing Days held?
Testing Days are held all year throughout the country.
schedules can be found here.
National Testing dates are added as soon as USWFA is notified.
can I expect on the National Testing Day?
National Testing Day consists of a written test based on the Water
Fitness Manual provided by
USWFA as well as a water test. Networking
between Instructor Trainer (IT) and course participants
the day. NTD is a 6-hour day; starting at approximately 9:30 am to 4:00 pm with
1 hour for lunch. Times are subject to change depending on facility and location.
can I expect to see on the written test?
written test consists of True/False, Multiple Choice and Completion Questions. Each answer counts for one point. All questions in the written test come directly
from the Water Fitness Instructors Manual.
can I expect from the water test?
Primary Certification water test is eight (8) minutes in duration.
Master Certification water test is fifteen (15) minutes in duration.
water tests consist of each participant performing the eight (8) or fifteen (15)
minute water exercise
workout that they themselves have developed. Water fitness
equipment may not be used. All participants must
participate in each
others workout. Our course evaluations indicate that this part of the NTD
valuable and gives the participant many great ideas that can be very
helpful in teaching water
if I do not pass the written test?
tests are evaluated immediately by the Instructor Trainer (IT). Results
are available the same day.
Certification written tests must receive a minimum passing score of eighty (80)
Certification written tests must receive a minimum passing score of ninety (90)
you do not meet the minimum score, after the USWFA National Headquarters is notified,
Open Book Post Course Test
will be mailed by USWFA. This Post-Course test is much more lengthy
in-depth than the original pre-course materials and written test. There
is no fee for retesting.
if I do not pass the water test?
re-tests must be taken no sooner than three (3) months following your original National
Testing Day (NTD).
to retake the water test must be made with USWFA National Headquarters.
is a $50 fee for retesting paid directly to the Instructor Trainer.
if I can't make it to a National Testing Day once I've registered?
fee of $50 will be charged to switch dates to another NTD.
USWFA must be notified immediately of any testing day changes or conflicts.
if I decide not to take the course after I've paid?
are no refunds.
if a National Testing Day is postponed?
a National Testing Day (NTD) is postponed due to insufficient registrations, you
may reschedule for another NTD at no additional fee. There are no refunds.
can I become an Instructor Trainer for USWFA?
the USWFA office at 561-732-9908 and request an Instructor Trainer Application.
Complete the application and send it with your resume to the USWFA National Headquarters.