Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise Specialist

Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise Specialist

75,000.00

Definition: The role of the Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Specialist (PPES) is to build exercise participation for beginners and already active women at all stages of pregnancy and during the postpartum period. This could be done through group or individual exercise programmes that meet their needs and objectives. In addition, the Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Specialist will be expected to assess overall physical fitness, to develop proper exercise programmes, to review participants’ progress and to be able to report on adherence and outcomes to relevant stakeholders.

Scope: The occupation of PPES is informally referenced to the European Qualification Framework Level 4.

Description

Despite growing demand, there is a dearth of qualified health and fitness professionals who possess the specific knowledge and skill set to lead a crucial pre-and postnatal exercise program.

The Pregnancy and postnatal exercise specialist course, by FSSA Council will provide you with the invaluable, up-to-date information you need to design the most successful pre- and postnatal exercise program for your clients.

Each pregnancy is unique and beautiful, but many women struggle with pain, discomfort, and physical and emotional stress, both during and after pregnancy. This course will equip you with strategies for answering their questions about their body during and after pregnancy, for inventing a fitness regimen that respects their needs and optimizes their strengths, and for motivating her on, through challenging moments.

The power of exercise and movement can make a monumental difference in their lives, and if you are serious about helping these women and make a name, reputation and career for yourself then this is the program for you.

Job role
The role of the Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Specialist (PPES) is to build exercise participation for beginners and already active women at all stages of pregnancy and during the postpartum period. This could be done through group or individual exercise programmes that meet their needs and objectives. In addition, the Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Specialist will be expected to assess overall physical fitness, to develop proper exercise programmes, to review participants’ progress and to be able to report on adherence and outcomes to relevant stakeholders.

Pre requisites / Eligibility
• Must have basic understanding of English
• Must be over 18 years of age
• Must have cleared Xth standard or equivalent
• EQF Level 4 Personal Trainer skills and knowledge or equivalent accredited certification
• EQF Level 3 Group Fitness Instructor or equivalent accredited certification if the Exercise Specialist wants to deliver group exercise
• If aquatic activities are planned, the adequate qualifications for conducting exercise in water are required
• At least 3 months full-time equivalency of working as an Exercise Professional

Syllabus

Learning objectives:

Understand professional responsibilities
Know the evidence-based benefits of exercise for pregnant and postpartum women as well as policies, guidance and ethical issues relating to the provision of exercise for pregnant and postpartum women

Understand the morphological, physiological and biomechanical adaptations during pregnancy and postpartum

Know the interactive effects of morphological, physiological, biomechanical and hormonal adaptations to pregnancy phases, postpartum and to exercise. Know the dose-response relationship between physical activity and health for the pre- and postnatal period

Understand the psychosocial aspects of exercise during pregnancy and postpartum
Know the psychosocial adaptations to pregnancy and postpartum and the main barriers to participation in pre- and postnatal exercise. Be able to identify signs of depression and anxiety in pregnant and postpartum women. Be able to apply stress management technique and, motivational and behaviour change strategies for starting exercise or keeping adherence to exercise

Communicate effectively with pregnant and postnatal clients
Communicate with pregnant and postpartum women in tasks related to the implementation of an exercise programme. Educate women on pre- and postnatal physical activity and exercise. Promote pregnant and postpartum women’s engagement in specific exercise and health programmes

Apply basic nutrition rules and other aspects of healthy lifestyle related to pregnancy and postpartum
Advice pregnant and postpartum women on lifestyle, including healthy eating and stress management, emphasizing the benefits of exercise for expectant mothers and their babies

Understand health issues and safety considerations related to pregnancy and postpartum
Know the contraindications, risk factors, complications and prevalence of discomforts and health conditions associated with pregnancy and postpartum. Recognise and respond to emergency situations and to warning signs to terminate exercise

Understand and apply health and fitness assessment in pregnant and postpartum women
Be able to safely perform health and fitness assessments related to pregnant and postpartum women’s exercise participation.

Manage healthcare referrals
Respect own professional limitations to implementing exercise programmes in pregnancy and the postpartum period, and receive referrals from and refer women to other professionals as appropriate

Understand and apply the prescription, implementation, and adaptation of exercise for pregnant and postpartum women
Program, adapt and supervise group or individual exercise, according to women’s condition, each trimester of pregnancy and/or postpartum period, following evidence-based guidelines and physicians’ recommendations. Apply specific exercises related to childbirth and motherhood

Scheme of Study:

SCHEME OF WORK FOR PREGNANCY AND POST NATAL SPECIALIST

MODULE 1

THIS UNIT IS ABOUT ROLE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE PREGNANCY AND POSTNATAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• The medical and social need for Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Specialists
• The place of the Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Specialists in the healthcare sys- tem and the cooperation in a multidisciplinary task force of healthcare professionals
• Specific evidence-based sources related to the benefits of exercise for pregnant and postpartum women
• Potential national legislation, quality assurance frameworks or other policies and guidance relating to the provision of exercise services to pregnant women

MODULE 2

MORPHOLOGICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOMECHANICAL ADAPTATIONS DURING PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• Basic terms related to pregnancy and postpartum necessary to implement pre and post-natal exercise programme
• Interactive effects of morphological, physiological and hormonal adaptations to pregnancy phases, postpartum and to exercise (e.g., adaptation of cardiovascular and thermoregulation systems, metabolic changes)
• Musculoskeletal changes and biomechanical adaptations of posture and gait in pregnancy and postpartum
• The dose-response relationship between physical activity and health for pre- and post-natal period

MODULE 3

PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• Psychosocial adaptations to pregnancy and postpartum
• The main barriers to participation in pre- and post-natal exercise
• Signs of depression and anxiety in pregnant and postpartum women
• Stress management techniques (e.g., relaxation exercises, breathing exercise, meditation, etc.)
• Motivational techniques for starting exercise or keeping adherence to exercise
• Motivational technique to be used during exercise sessions

MODULE 4

BASIC NUTRITION RULES FOR PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• Basic rules of healthy lifestyle in pregnancy and postpartum
• The guidelines for healthy nutrition for the pregnant and postpartum women
• The dietary role and common dietary sources for each of the six main nutrients (carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, water) for the course of pregnancy and foetus development
• The influence of energy expenditure (particularly associated with resting metabolic rate and physical activity) on energy balance and related outcomes
• How to provide general advice on food intake for a healthy, balanced way of eating and weight management in pregnancy and postpartum
• How to provide lifestyle advice, including the use of tobacco, alcohol and caffeine, sleep and rest patterns, avoiding stress

MODULE 5

THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE DURING EXERCISE AND POSTPARTUM

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• The improved sense of well-being and enhanced quality of life as an effect of regular exercise during pregnancy and postpartum
• The acute and long-term effects of exercise in pregnant women and babies, related to all fitness and wellbeing parameters (e.g., cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, mental health)
• The effect of exercise on increased energy expenditure (e.g., excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, increased fat loss, preservation of lean body mass, increased metabolic rate, prevention of overweight and obesity in mother and child)
• The association of exercise with fertility, foetus development, birth outcomes and baby’s health
• The preventive role for any potential future cardiac health risk related to chronic disease
• The preventive role for gestational diabetes and diabetes mellitus type 2 (lower blood glucose concentration during and after exercise, improved
• The preventive role for dyslipidaemia
• The preventive role for hypertension and pre-eclampsia
• The preventive role for the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., low back pain, pelvic floor disorders, osteoporosis and poor posture)
• The potential role of exercise in other specific conditions of pregnancy and postpar- tum (e.g., diastasis recti, pelvic girdle pain, etc.)

MODULE 6

HEALTH ISSUES AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS RELATED TO PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• The risk factors and prevalence of discomforts and health conditions associated to pregnancy and postpartum
• Internal and environmental risk factors for complications of pregnancy and postpartum
• Absolute and relative contraindications for exercising during pregnancy and post- partum
• Reasons to stop exercising in pregnant and postpartum women;
• Sports and physical activities to avoid by pregnant and postpartum women
• Safety and emergency procedures during a training session for pregnant and post- partum participants

MODULE 7

HEALTH AND FITNESS ASSESSMENT IN PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• Interviewing of pregnant and postpartum women and building rapport, taking into consideration the medical clearance for exercise
• Preliminary screening tools, such as: the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q & You); the Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination for Pregnancy (PARMED-X for pregnancy)
• Safety considerations on exercise testing for pregnant women
• Assessment of the pregnant women’s body composition (e.g., body circumferences, body fat distribution markers and other body indexes), heart rate and blood pres- sure, during rest and exercise
• Static and dynamic tests to assess posture and functionality and overall autonomy in pregnant women
• Physical activity and lifestyle assessment

MODULE 8

PRESCRIPTION, IMPLEMENTATION AND ADAPTATION OF EXERCISE FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• Prescription of exercise programme (type of exercise, intensity of exercise, duration of the sessions, weekly frequency of sessions), relevant to pregnant women, their goals, medical history and exercise environment
• Selection of exercises and their techniques regarding women’s self being, the course of pregnancy and postpartum, in particular the appearance of pregnancy and postpartum discomforts (e.g., back pain, stress urinary incontinence)
• The most recommended forms of exercise (e.g., walking, aerobics, step exercise, water exercise, swimming, indoor cycling, core stability training, strength training, pelvic floor training, stretching)
• The structure of the exercise session for the pre and post-partum period
• Exercise equipment for pre- and post-natal classes (e.g., gymballs, step, barbells, bands)
• Monitoring, control and evaluation of all parameters of exercise programme (type, intensity, frequency and duration), and their adaptation to women’s condition, trimesters of pregnancy and postpartum period
• Portable equipment controlling the parameters of the exercise session (e.g., heart rate meter, glucose meter, blood

MODULE 9

SPECIFIC EXERCISES RELATED TO CHILDBIRTH AND MOTHERHOOD

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• Physiological and psychosocial aspects of birth
• Physical activity during labor and delivery
• Birth positions
• Breathing exercises
• Visualisation of pregnancy and childbirth
• Strategies to pain relief
• Preparation of the perineum through exercise
• Incorporating the preparation for birth into exercise programs.

MODULE 10

POSTPARTUM EXERCISE AND HEALTH RELATED ISSUES

Learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• Most essential exercises to perform early postpartum, regarding the mode of delivery (physiological birth vs caesarean section or vaginal operative delivery)
• Typical postpartum discomforts and barriers influencing the young mothers’ participation in physical activity programs
• Exercising with the baby (indoor and outdoor) and exercise programme adaptation to the baby’s rhythm;

LEARNING HOURS FOR PREGNANCY AND POST NATAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST

TLH, GLH CORE LEARNING UNITS ASSESSMENT METHODS
20-25 TLH
8-10 GLH
ROLE OF PREGNANCY AND POST NATAL EXERCISE
SPECIALIST
THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS
20-30 TLH
10-15 GLH
MORPHOLOGICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOMECHANICAL ADAPTATIONS DURING PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS
30-35 TLH
10-15 GLH
PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS
15-20 TLH
8-10 GLH
BASIC NUTRITION RULES FOR PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS
20-30 TLH
10-15 GLH
THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE DURING EXERCISE AND POSTPARTUM THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS
20-25 TLH
10-15 GLH
HEALTH ISSUES AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS RELATED TO PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS
15-25 TLH
8-10 GLH
HEALTH AND FITNESS ASSESSMENT IN PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS
15-25 TLH
10-15 GLH
PRESCRIPTION, IMPLEMENTATION AND ADAPTATION OF EXERCISE FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS
15-20 TLH
15-20 GLH
SPECIFIC EXERCISES RELATED TO CHILDBIRTH AND MOTHERHOOD THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS
15-25 TLH
15-20 GLH
POSTPARTUM EXERCISE AND HEALTH RELATED ISSUES THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS

TLH – TOTAL LEARNING HOURS
GLH – GUIDED LEARNING HOURS

Total qualification Hours = 280 -320 HOURS
Guided Learning Hours = 100-120 HOURS
Self Learning Hours = 200 -220 HOURS

Note: These hours are an approximation according to the measure and standards of the qualification

FAQs

GENERAL FAQs - PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

This section is specifically designed to answer any FAQs related to FSSA Professional Qualifications:

CERTIFIED FITNESS TRAINER
CERTIFIED GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR
DIPLOMA IN ADVANCED MAT PILATES
PREGNANCY AND POST NATAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
DIPLOMA IN PERSONAL TRAINER

What is the value of FSSA Certification?

Certification is a process by which FSSA, as a non-governmental agency or association, a not for profit organisation recognizes the competency of individuals who have met certain detailed criteria and standards laid down by FSSA.

The FSSA certifications are recognized, accepted all over the Indian sub continent as an ultimate mark of quality and credibility.

FSSA is the ONLY organisation, to have its professional courses fully accredited by EuropeActive / EREPS (CFT, GX, PIL, PPES, and CPT) and PD: Approval, UK (DPT).

Kindly see the package, which suits your requirement and/or budget. In case you have any questions or are not sure please give us a call at +91-8800254226 or write to us at support@fssaonline.in

FSSA also is a member organisation of the CQC Foundation where all the learners qualifications, skills and experience etc. are checked and verified after due diligence and trainers can then list themselves on their website showcasing their credibility to potential customers and employers.

Having a FSSA Professional qualification is a proof that:

• He/she has undergone rigorous testing procedures
• He/she will demonstrate to colleagues, clients and employers a dedication to quality knowledge, theoretical, practical and communication skills of the highest standards
• He/she has promised to remain within scope of practice
• He/she is bound by the FSSA code of ethics
• Sets him/her apart from non certified/non credentialed job candidates
• Assures current knowledge through continued education and verification of base level competency
• He/she will uphold fitness industry standards and regulations, thereby potentially saving organizations from potential liabilities

I want to train Online? Which course should I opt for?

If you wish to train and work with general population, the CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) is an ideal choice. You may choose the package depending on, if you wish to train in India and/or abroad. If you wish to work in a specific domain such as Pilates and/or with pregnant women we have other specialities for that.

I want to go abroad and work? Which course should I opt for?

Depending on your country of work, you may require international portability or international recognition. If you wish to work in Europe, then the CPT platinum package is the right choice. If you wish to work in UK, Middle East, Australia or New Zealand then you should opt for the FSSA DPT Diamond package.

PAYMENT FAQs.
Is there any fees / cost to pay it off early?

No

I chose to pay in installments, but can I pay it off earlier?

Yes, you can pay of your balance early.

What if I miss a payment of EMIs?

If you miss a payment, we will be in touch to offer a solution and put you back on track. If the payment is delayed for more than 1 week. An administrative fee of INR 2000.00 shall be applicable. If installment is late by 15 days, we may cancel your course and you will have to re enroll by paying full fee(s).

Do I have to go through a credit check?

No. There are no credit checks required.

COURSE FAQs.
How long do I have to complete my course? What happens if I am unable to complete my course in that time?

You have 8 months to complete from the date of enrollment.

If you do not finish within 8 months, you may request a 2-month extension, free of charge. If you fail to complete the requirements during your first extension period, you may request a final 2-month extension for a non-refundable fee of INR 7500.00. Completion of the program beyond the final extension period requires re-enrollment by paying full fee(s).

What is required to get my final certificate(s)?

CFT – You must meet the following:
◦ Submission of video towards practical assessment (In accordance with our practical assessment guidelines)
◦ Successful completion (70% or more) in online MCQs
◦ Proof of current Adult CPR / AED certificate

GX – You must meet the following:
◦ Submission of video towards practical assessment (In accordance with our practical assessment guidelines)
◦ Successful completion (70% or more) in online MCQs
◦ Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certificate

PILATES – You must meet the following:
◦ Submission of video towards practical assessment (In accordance with our practical assessment guidelines)
◦ Successful completion (70% or more) in online MCQs
◦ Successful completion of 2 x Case studies
◦ Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certificate

PPES – You must meet the following:
◦ Submission of video towards practical assessment (In accordance with our practical assessment guidelines)
◦ Successful completion (70% or more) in online MCQs
◦ Successful completion of 2 x Case studies
◦ Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certificate

CPT – You must meet the following:
◦ Submission of video towards practical assessment (In accordance with our practical assessment guidelines)
◦ Successful completion (70% or more) in online MCQs
◦ Successful completion of 2 x Case studies
◦ Proof of current Adult CPR / AED certificate

DPT – You must meet the following:
◦ Submission of video towards practical assessment (In accordance with our practical assessment guidelines)
◦ Successful completion (70% or more) in online MCQs
◦ Successful completion of 2 x Case studies
◦ Successful completion of the DPT RPL pack
◦ Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certificate

What is the best way to study for my final examination, considering there are so many books and study material?

When you enroll for any of our professional qualifications, an email is sent out which contains step-by-step review and preparation information for the final Examination.

My course study material includes a workbook and a study guide. Is it mandatory that I complete the workbook? Will I need to submit it at any point?

The Workbook and Study Guide provides assistance in the retention of the course material. You are not required to submit the workbook in for grading. However, experience has shown that individuals who faithfully use the Workbook and Study Guide achieve greater understanding of the course materials than those who do not use a workbook. FSSA recommends that you actively use the Workbook and Study Guide to prepare for the final examination and for understanding of core concepts.

The exam is difficult. I know what I am doing, but I have a hard time making a video and/or completing the case studies. What now?

FSSA exams have been designed not to make them difficult but to test the knowledge and skills you have gained studying towards such highly renowned, recognized and accredited professional qualifications. Remember, if becoming a professional in any field were without challenge, the profession’s credibility would be questioned. Also, communication skills are essential to being a successful fitness professional. We have seen countless trainers who were quite experienced but lacked the communication skills necessary to succeed financially and professionally. Being able to express yourself verbally and in writing is imperative to your success. Don’t forget: Our Support Team is here to help! You may write to us at support@fssaonline.in with any questions.

Note: Any student caught soliciting another person to take an exam will be immediately dismissed from FSSA.

What happens if I fail my examination?

If you fail any portion of your Examination, you will be offered the opportunity to resubmit that portion of the examination, free of charge. (This is known as your second attempt at the examination.) Each retest beyond the second attempt (e.g., third attempt, fourth attempt, etc.) will incur an administrative fee of INR 3500.00

CONTINUING EDUCATION FAQs
How do I renew and maintain my certification?

FSSA professionally qualified trainers are required to renew their certification every 2 years. This process consists of a renewal fee, updated CPR/AED certification, and documentation stating the completion of Continuing Professional Development points (CPDs). (Please note, fulfillment of this specification is required of trainers only after they have received certification through FSSA. CPDs are not a prerequisite to receiving certification; Also training offering FSSA CPD points before enrollment into a professional qualification will not add towards the points required to renew/maintain your professional qualification)

How much is the renewal fee(s)?

Only an administration charge of INR 2800.00, if you can show that you have done workshops/trainings leading to 20 CPD points with FSSA through their courses or through their affiliated programs (GoFlo Suspension Training, Stretch & Dance, IAPC (Australia), Ms. Wellness & Ms. Fitness India offer FSSA CPD points. (That too within the stipulated 2 years time). If not late fee may be applied and/or.

What qualifies as a CPD?

One CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is equal to 1 contact hour of instruction. All 20 units or contact hours must be taken through ISSA, an ISSA Continuing Education Provider, or other ISSA-approved continuing education activity. To be sure that a specific personal training course is approved, please contact the Continuing Education department.

Do I get any CPD points for CPR/AED training?

No, CEUs are not issued for CPR/AED training. CPR/AED training is a separate requirement for any of the professional qualifications and, therefore, will not double as credit toward your CEU requirement.

If I earn more than 20 CPD points, will the extra points carry over to my next renewal period?

FSSA seeks to uphold its standards of providing top-notch education and information to its learners. Similarly, FSSA encourages its students to continue their learning with the most cutting-edge information available to health and fitness professionals. For this reason, CPD points earned in excess of the required amount cannot carry over because new information is always emerging in the field of exercise and health. 20 CEUs is the minimum requirement for every 2-year renewal cycle.

My certificate has already expired? Can I still renew?

Renewal applications may be submitted up to one year after the original expiration date. Late fees, as mentioned below, will be assessed to all applications that are received after their expiration date.

Failure to complete CE requirements and timely renewal of your professional status may result in the forfeiture of your certification. We encourage you to complete continuing education requirements on time.

• 3 to 6 months late INR 3500.00 (Prices are per professional qualification)
• 6 to 12 months late INR 6000.00
• More than 12 months INR 9500.00 + Re Exam (and attending the RPL workshop in person)

For FSSA fitness certifications that have been expired for over one year, the applicant will be required to pay the appropriate fees and retest prior to reinstatement of that particular certification.

Also note, these are just late fees, the learner will still require to show evidence of having attended training(s) offering 20 CPD Points.
Once the completed renewal application is received, your professional status will be renewed for two years from the date your renewal application is processed.

Example for when your completed renewal packet is received after your original expiration date:
Membership Expiration Date: January 20, 2021
Renewal Application Received: December 8, 2021
New Expiration Date: December 7, 2023

How long does it take to receive my new certificate once I have submitted the renewal application?

Once the completed renewal application is received, it will take three to four weeks for processing and mailing of the updated certification. Incomplete applications will be returned and issuance of the updated certificate will be delayed. Learners should make sure the renewal application contains all the required material and fees prior to submission to prevent time delays.

STUDENT SUPPORT FAQs
How long do I have to complete my course? How long does it take FSSA to process my examination and my certificate(s)? How do I receive my examination results?

Students when they submit their practicals and case studies, only then they will be allowed to take the online MCQs. Once they take MCQs the total time to check MCQs, case studies (where applicable) and practicals videos shall be 5 to 6 weeks.

Post that they will receive their results/feedback/evaluation report by email by our assessment team. If a student gets a PASS in all sections, the certificate shall be sent to them within 2 weeks of them, receiving this email. However, if one or ore sections they have referred a “REFER” status, they will have to re submit that section(s) within 4 weeks. Once they resubmit, they will again have to allow 3 – 4 weeks for the team to assess and once they get a PASS, their certificate shall be sent via email within 2 weeks of resubmission.

What is FSSAs policy on a certification course transfer?

Students can transfer a course to another student within two months of the original enrollment date. All the required documentation along with an administrative fee(s) of INR 3500.00 needs to be submitted.

FSSA courses may only be transferred once.

I would like to exchange my course for a different specialty? Can I do that?

You may, however an administrative fee of INR 3500.00 shall be applicable plus the difference (if there is any between the lower package you selected to a higher package/certification you may want to go for)

If you selected a higher package and wish to downgrade then no refunds shall be made plus an administrative fee of INR 3500.00 shall still apply.

What is the best way to get student support? I have sent a few whatsapp messages to training coordinators but I still have not got a reply.

FSSA aims to provide, all its students, educational support for the successful completion of their course(s) with us.

The ideal and most recommended way to do so is to send us an email. You will get a reply to all emails within 24 – 48 hours. If it is urgent, then you may call on +91-8800254226 or +91-9818305235

Sending a whatsapp message to any of our team, tutors, training coordinators, education / service partners, faculty will NOT be considered an official message and may result in delays.

Note: All the charges / administrative fee(s) are applicable till 31st December 2020. They may change post that.