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As a social-venture structured as an SDVOSB and operated by a team of armed forces veterans who combined have 150 years of military service and 200 years of experience working at all levels in the fitness industry,VFCC provides veterans an unprecedented military transition path to a rewarding fitness career by providing a cutting edge online Personal Training certification, proven fitness business building course, quality job referrals to our career partners, and mentorships.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who may enroll at VFCC?

Does VFCC Offer Financial Assistance?

Who will benefit the most from the VFCC programs?

Do you need to be fit or an athlete to do the course?

How do the online courses work?

Do I have to log in at certain times or a specific number of times each week?

How much time will I spend each week on my course?

Do I need to buy any books?
 
How am I assessed or tested?

How do I take the exam?

What are the Study Domains for Course?

What are the technical requirements for the courses?

What is a SDVOSB?

 

Q: Who may enroll at VFCC?

  • VFCC serves a global community of active duty military, guardsmen, reservists, veterans, police officers, firefighters, dependents, and the general public.

Q: Does VFCC Offer Finanical Assitance?

  • Yes. It is easy to apply for financial assitance at VFCC.  Simply REQUEST INFO HERE.

Q: Who will benefit the most from the VFCC programs?

  • Anyone who has a genuine interest in improving their knowledge surrounding health, fitness, training and well being who may also be interested in working in the Fitness Industry.

Q: Do you need to be fit or an athlete to do the course?

  • No. There are no specific fitness requirements for the Fitness Training level one course, but it is expected that students have a strong interest in training, health and fitness and be able to demonstrate basic exercises and movements.

Q: How do the online courses work?

  • Each course is divided into weekly modules. Each week you will complete at least one online instruction section and quiz, which may be retaken as many times as needed until you pass. You will need to complete all assignments during the assigned week before moving on to the next module. For more information click here.

Q: Do I have to log in at certain times or a specific number of times each week?

  • No. You may log in any time you like, and as many or as few times each week as you find necessary to complete your assignments within the time allotted for the module.

Q: How much time will I spend each week on my course?

  • You'll need to spend invest 8 or more hours each week to complete each module.

Q: Do I need to buy any books?

  • No. VFCC has fully capitalized on the virtual world so everything you need is online.

Q: How am I assessed or tested?

  • Assessments will cover a wide range of formats to fully prepare you for each topic. Students are guided as to how to study and prepare, with practice assessments and tutoring services available. The assessments are focused on the pracitical application of learned theory to ensure your are "job ready".

Q: How do I take the exam?

When you have completed the VFCC Courses, we suggest that you use the Practice Exams to prepare for your exam at the Testing Center.

To take the practice exams, log into your course.  Open a new tab in the same window. Then just paste this link in that same window: http://www.ptaglobal.com/takeexam.aspx?e=MjI0MyBrSzc1SHcyZWZEdmpJcjE3cmtGaGZRPT0=&r=MTYwMjEgRnJJNW5NMFVHZDZlQ1kxNnZ3SmV0Zz09

There are 300 test questions compiled for the practice exams, and every time you do the exam it will be a different combination of those questions, but in a 100 Question format only.
We strongly recommend you keep doing the practice exams until you consistently score over 85%. The final Exam has a pass score of 70%.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to select the appropriate Practice Exam, it will be important to know which Final Exam you will be taking. There are 2 versions:
Version 1 – Official Testing Center This version is for those persons who are going to a Lasergrade/PSI Testing Center – this will be the version for many people and coincides with the NOCA / NCCA Accreditation process in the United States.

You will have to call the testing center to schedule your Exam. Here is what you must do:

  1. Make sure you have received an email from VFCC with your 'code of completion'
    1. Wait at least 24 hours from the time you receive this email to contact Lasergrade/PSI Testing Center.
  2. Select in your mind a Date/Time that you want to take the Final Exam - keep in mind:
    1. You have 60 days from the time you complete the VFCC courses to take the Final Exam.
    2. You must call at least 3 days prior to the date you wish to take the Final Exam at:
  3. When you contact Lasergrade/PSI
    1. Call this number: 1-800-211-2754
    2. Tell them that you would like to schedule a time to take the PTA Global Certification Exam
    3. Lasergrade/PSI Testing Center Hours of Operation:
      Monday-Friday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm - (Not all centers are open on Saturday)
      Sunday CLOSED
      Holidays CLOSED
  4. Make sure you bring the following 2 items to the Lasergrade/PSI Testing Center on your Exam day or you will not be allowed to take the exam:
    1. Proof of your Confirmation Code (actual printed copy of confirmation email)
    2. Valid Photo ID

Q: What are the Study Domains for Course?

Below is the VFCC study domains for the testing Center exam. Use this as a guide to help you know where to emphasize a lot of your study for the exam and please continue to do the practice exams over and over until you are scoring well in the high 90's before taking the exam. The testing center exam is 150 questions, of which 100 count towards your final score. Do not expect to see the same questions written in the final exam as you studied in the practice exams. NCCA guidelines do not allow us to repeat a question exactly. You need to know your material well to pass this exam-Good Luck!

 

 



Version 2 – In-Club Testing.  This version is for persons outside of the US and/or persons who have been hired by a club/organization AND told that they will be testing at a specific gym, club and/or facility.

If you are unsure which version you will be taking, please contact Chris at (714) 862-3618 X100 or email chris@vfccollege.org

NOTE: VFCC STRONGLY suggests that all persons going through the VFCC Courses get his or her CPR/AED Certification as well. It is EXTREMELY important as many trainers have had clients faint, collapse, pass-out and/or have heart attacks. Knowing how to deal with these issues will be vitally important for ethical and safe practice. Also, most organizations / employers will want you to have this in order to work in their facilities
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Q: What are the technical requirements for the courses?

Internet connection

You should have access to a broadband connection (ADSL, ADSL2+ or Cable) with a minimum speed of 0.5 Mb/s. Dial-up and most satellite connections are not sufficient. You can test your internet speed HERE.

Hardware requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • 512MB of RAM

Mac OS

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • 512MB of RAM

Software requirements

Windows

Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2

Mac OS

Operating System: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or above

The following free browser and player software updates are recommended for optimal running of the course:

Microsoft Silverlight 4 +

Silverlight is a free plug-in that is compatible across multiple browsers, devices and operating systems. As the course was developed using this platform it is essential to have this plugin installed in order to view the course.

http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight

Firefox 3.6 +

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html

Google Chrome 5 +

http://www.google.com/chrome

Safari 4 +

http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

Internet Explorer

We strongly suggest that you do not use Internet Explorer to view the course. If for some reason you can't use any other browser, please use version 8 or above.

Adobe Flash Player 10 +

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

Window Media Player 11 +

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx


Q: What is a SDVOSB?

The SDVOSB acronym stands for: Service-connected Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. The terms veteran and service-disabled veteran are defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2) and (16) respectively, the Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Code. The term "veteran" means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. The term "service-connected" means, with respect to disability or death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service. An injury or disease incurred during military service will be deemed to have been incurred in the line of duty unless the disability was caused by the veteran’s own misconduct or abuse of alcohol or drugs, or was incurred while absent without permission or while confined by military or civilian authorities for serious crimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL AID

Funding your education may be easier than you think. In fact, you may not even need to utilize your VA Educational Benefits at VFCC.

 

We have a variety of scholarships available to our veteran students that are provided by a variety of charitable organizations.

 REQUEST MORE INFO HERE

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