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Frequently asked questions

The following are frequently asked questions relating to our Barre Certified by Barreworks instructor training course. Don’t see what you were looking for? Please contact our Certification Coordinator, Avery at certification@barreworks.ca.

This course offers a comprehensive combination of both practical and theoretical education. You will:

  • Learn our unique exercise system built on the principles of functional movement, designed to strengthen the body while developing proper posture and alignment.

  • Gain the tools to create your own safe, fun and effective barre class based on the the Barreworks methodology.

  • Develop and refine your skills for effective cueing, correcting, and demonstration, and gain a solid understanding of how to implement musicality, flow and transitions.

  • Learn how to best challenge your clients and provide effective progressions & modifications for all levels. 

  • Work one-on-one with a Principal Trainer (via Zoom) for 1-hour to receive personalized feedback.

By becoming Certified by Barreworks, you are joining an elite team of professionals, who are providing the highest level of barre instruction in North America. You will become a part of a supportive community of barre experts and receive ongoing support. Apply the skills you’ve learned with confidence and build a career that you love!

  • Participants must be 18 years of age.

    A background in movement, dance, yoga or fitness is extremely helpful and foundations in functional anatomy are highly recommended. However, neither are required. A willingness to learn and grow is most important! This course is a great way to both begin or continue your journey as a fitness instructor.

  • For the Zoom certification, a pre-training course involving interactive learning of functional anatomy (approx. 2 hours) is required, and will be sent to participants 2 weeks before the first Zoom session. This pre-training is included in the online course.

Online Certification

  • Participants must complete and pass all units of the online course. This can be done at your own pace, and you have access to the course for up to 6 months.

  •  A grade of 80% or higher is required for the final online written exam, to be completed within 30 days from the last day of the program.

  • A written 60-minute class template demonstrating excellent knowledge of the Barreworks methodology must be submitted within 30-days of completion of the online course. Personalized feedback from a  Principal Trainer will be given following the template submission. You will also have the option to use the templates provided to you in the course. 

  • Based on the feedback received, participants are required to film and submit a 30-minute barre class taught to 2-3 individuals within 60-days from the last day of the course.

  • If the video does not meet the requirements of the guidelines provided, incorporating the Barreworks methodology, you will be asked to submit another video.

  • Once you successfully complete the above components, you will receive a Barre Certified by Barreworks Certificate valid for 18 months from the last day of the course. 

Zoom Certification

  • Attendance is mandatory for all sessions of the certification. If you miss a session for an unforeseen reason, you may do a makeup session privately with one of our Principal Trainers at your own expense. 

  • A grade of 80% or higher is required for the final online written exam, to be completed within 30 days from the last day of the program.

  • Participants are to submit a written 60-minute class template demonstrating excellent knowledge of the Barreworks methodology within 30-days from the last day of the program. Personalized feedback from the Principal Trainers will be given to you following the template submission. 

  • Based on the feedback received, participants are required to film and submit a 30-minute barre class taught to 2-3 individuals within 60-days from the last day of the program.

  • If the video does not meet the requirements of the guidelines provided, incorporating the Barreworks methodology, you will be asked to submit another video.

  • Once you successfully complete the above components, you will receive a Barre Certified by Barreworks Certificate valid for 18 months from the last day of the course.

Online Certification

  • Work through the course at your own pace! Each unit consists of videos, templates and quizzes to give you a comprehensive learning experience.

  • You will have up to 6 months to complete the full course.

  • Bonus: You will have access to the Barreworks at Home Platform for the duration of the course to help you perfect your teaching skills!

Zoom Certification

  • One of our Principal Trainers will be leading each session. The course consists of six 3.5 hour sessions held once a week. Please see the course calendar for upcoming dates.

    Participants will have the opportunity to work and practice together in breakout labs during these sessions. There is time to absorb and digest the material with assignments and quizzes during the week to help you integrate and practice what you’re learning.

  • Bonus: You will have access to the Barreworks at Home Platform for 3 months to help you perfect your teaching skills! 

Online Certification (taxes included)

  • Option 1: 1 single payment of $1295 CAD

  • Option 2: 2 monthly payments of $700 CAD

  • Option 3: 3 monthly payments of $470 CAD

This course is non-refundable

Zoom Certification (taxes included)

  • Option 1: 1 single payment of $1495 CAD

  • Option 2: 3 monthly payments of $530 CAD

A non-refundable deposit of $530 is required upon registration.

Discounts:

  • Student, teacher and frontline workers discounts are available (if you were an essential worker in Phase 1 of the lockdown you are eligible) 

  • Please e-mail certification@barreworks.ca with proof of enrolment or employment for discount details.

Yes – Barre Certified by Barreworks is proudly a canfitpro Accredited Course, providing 4 FIS/4 PTS Credits.

  • Once you successfully complete all components required for the certification course, you will receive a Barre Certified by Barreworks Certificate valid for 18 months from the last day of the course.

  • To keep your certification active, you must complete one Barreworks Continuing Education Course per year.

Cancellation BEFORE 31 days prior to course start date:

  • You will receive a full refund to your method of payment, minus $150. + HST administration fee. Alternatively, if you would like to defer to a future Barre Certified by Barreworks course, you may do so within a 1-year period at no additional cost. Only 1 deferral allowed.


Cancellation AFTER 31 days prior to course start date:

  • Unfortunately, there are no refunds or credits within 31 days of the course start date.
  • Alternatively, if you would like to defer to a future Barre Certified by Barreworks program, you may do so within a 1-year period for a fee of $150 + HST. Only 1 deferral allowed.

Nope! Even better, you will learn how to design and teach your own barre class, while utilizing the Barreworks Methodology.

The Barreworks logo is a registered trademark and class names are owned by Barreworks Inc, so you may NOT replicate either. However, you may state that you are Certified by Barreworks anywhere you choose to go!

We are happy to accommodate private or private group zoom training sessions! Please contact certification@barreworks.ca for more information.

Yes! In an effort to make our teacher training program more accessible, and to encourage all people to explore getting barre certified, we are currently offering a scholarship specifically for the BIPOC community. We offer scholarships for both our On-Demand Online and Zoom certification. Click HERE for details and application deadlines.

Please contact paul@barreworks.ca with any licensing inquiries. We’d be happy to begin the conversation!

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