AFAA continues to pioneer new pathways of learning with our various online offerings including live online workshops with AFAA's patent-pending LQA System™ (Live Question and Answer System), on demand workshops available anytime day or night, and AFAA Approved Provider courses! Accredited by Vital Research for its certification exams, AFAA is additionally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
(Formerly the Distance Education and Training Council—DETC) for all courses offered in AFAA's Distance Education Center (DEC). The DEAC is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This meets IHRSA's 2005 recommendation on accreditation for fitness certification organizations. AFAA is proud to be granted full status with the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE), and to have membership in the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.