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Transform your Military Service into a Successful Career in the Fitness Industry!

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Thank You For Your Service!

Whether you are a Veteran or an Active duty service member, home or abroad, the IFPA is committed to assisting you in any way possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to provide you with assistance throughout the process. Please contact us via phone, email or LiveChat.

You can find us on the WEAMS Licenses/Certification search by searching the following criteria:

  1. L & C Name: certified personal fitness trainer
  2. LAC Category Type: Certification
  3. Select Country: USA

(after clicking on “certified personal fitness trainer” click on the institution profile to view IFPA.)

How Does the VA Reimbursement Process Work?

Military members that are eligible for GI BILL benefits, must first purchase a certification, and once they pass the exam, will then be reimbursed by the VA.

The VA can also reimburse you for retest fees.

Options:

  • If you are a Veteran or Active Duty you will need to fill out Form 22-1990
  • If you are an eligible child or spouse, you need to fill out Form 22-5490

You must submit a receipt of purchase along with documentation of your grade.

  • Finally, you must either submit Form 22-0803.

To sum up:

  • Form 22-1990 or Form 22-5490 
  • Receipt of Purchase
  • Documentation of your Grade
  • Form 22-0803

You will then compile all this information and send it in to your regional office. The VA has two Regional Processing Offices that handle GI BILL claims. Submit your documentation to the Regional Processing Office in your jurisdiction. You can also create an account and upload your completed application through Ask VA.

Send to the Regional Processing Office:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616

If you are located in: 

CO, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, APO/FPO AA, FOREIGN SCHOOLS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS.

Send to the Regional Processing Office:

Regional Processing Office
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

If you are located in: 

 AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, ID, LA, MS, NM, NV, OK, OR, PR, SC, TX, UT, WA, APO/FPO AP, GUAM, PHILIPPINES, AMERICAN SAMOA, MARIANA ISLANDS

If you have any questions during this process, please don’t hesitate to call or email the IFPA for assistance.

The IFPA proudly salutes our military members, thank you for your service