Instructor Certification

Pole Fitness Alliance


The Pole Fitness Alliance has been training and certifying pole instructors around the world since 2008 and is helping make pole movement safe, accessible, and fun for everyone.

I offer private certification in my home studio almost any day of the week with 4 weeks notice. Click the "Contact Me" button to get your certification scheduled!

The mission of the Pole Fitness Alliance is to empower and inspire the worldwide pole community, propelling pole fitness to take its rightful place in the mainstream fitness arena. The PFA provides many instructional tools to make pole movement safe, accessible, and fun for everyone. These tools include teacher training courses, standardized curriculum, structured progressions, and techniques. We are committed to promoting the many benefits of pole dancing: developing strength, power, and fluidity of the body, enhancing the mind-body connection, increasing body image and self-confidence, and becoming part of a passionate, diverse and inclusive community.



If you have done any research at all on pole certification training, you know many of them are not even approved by governed fitness organizations. PFA offers you the industry’s most comprehensive curriculum at a fair price, while also being approved by organizations like the ones above.

PFA is approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in addition to international fitness governing bodies.

As with any type of recognized sport, the only way to show potential employers you are qualified to teach is to acquire a certification. This shows them you have received the proper training and helps them feel confident you know how to teach safely, and will not put their students in any danger. Credentials from PFA will help you stand out from other instructors who have not been certified, or whose certification has not been vetted by the proper organizations.

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Level 1

Over 100 moves including spins, tricks, holds, transitions, climbs and floor work PLUS modifications and variations!

Our Level 1 course offers over 16 hours of training and is where everyone begins. Successfully completing this course will certify you to teach beginner pole classes and will provide you with the foundation you will need to certify to teach more advanced classes as well.

In this training, you will learn how to teach and demonstrate proper posture and grips for spins, floor work, transitions, basic climbs, and holds. You learn basic spotting techniques appropriate for this level, effective ways to communicate the mind-body connection, and standards for teaching safe basic pole moves. You will also learn numerous stability, strength, and mobility exercises, and how to count music and cue movement. Additional topics include the Science of Pole Movement, the Effect of Body Alignment on Pole, Basic Anatomy, Anatomical Considerations and Safety, Aspects of Being a Great Teacher, Class Types and Sample Formats, How to Create Basic Choreography, Managing Classroom Challenges, How to Lead Effective Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs, How to Handle Accidents and Emergencies and so much more!

Level 2

Our Level 2 course builds on the foundation set by our Level 1 course and certifies instructors to teach intermediate pole classes. This course covers over 50 moves including spins, inversions, holds, dismounts, climbs, descents and gymnastics.

In addition to learning to teach more advanced pole movement (including inversions, more advanced ascents and descents and more advanced holds), Level 2 goes deeper into anatomy, the science of pole and using physics to your advantage, sports training, spotting more challenging moves, using PFA groups and switches to create combinations and basic gymnastics.

Instructors who successfully complete this course will understand the physics involved with static pole and will be able to safely spot students and teach one arm spins, combination spins and reverse grabs. Instructors will also be able to recognize which moves should be taught first based on progression recommendations.

Level 3

Successful completion of the Level 3 training and certification course provides certification to teach advanced pole classes.

Building on the first two levels, Level 3 will help instructors develop their ability to move clients through a series of moves and dismount the pole through an aerial handstand (aka Handspring). Shoulder mounts, aerial inversion, and shoulder dismounts will be perfected.

Instructors will also work more with the Pole Fitness Alliance Groups and Switches which gives simplicity to creating seemingly complex combinations.

Group certification: $599 per level (discounts available for groups of 4 or more)
Private certification: $799 per level

Hybrid Assessment:​ $150 (limited to 2 hours); $200 for 1 hour of review/training plus a 2 hour assessment

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Centennial Hills

Las Vegas, Nevada 89149