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The IFPA Accepts VA Benefits!
The IFPA is VA approved! All of our certifications can be reimbursed by the VA.

View our official VA Document Here

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. Also, the VA will reimburse you for retest fees.


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
Instead of filling out these forms and mailing them to your regional office, there is an option to fill out all this info online, when you speak to an IFPA representative, make sure you inquire about this process.

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

Finally, you must either submit Form 22-0803 or attach a note with the following information:

Title: Request for Reimbursement
Your Name
Your Social Security Number
The Name and Address of Organization
The Name and Date of the test you took
Cost of the Test
The following statement: “I authorize the release of my test information to the VA.”

To sum up:

Form 22-1990 or Form 22-5490 (or online option)
Receipt of Purchase
Documentation of your Grade
Form 22-0803 or attach note with the above information

You will then compile all this information and send it in to your regional office.

If you are located in CT DE DC ME MD MA NH NJ NY PA RI VT VA send to the Eastern Regional Office:

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

If you are located in CO IL IN IA KS KY MI MN MO MT NE ND OH SD TN WI WV WY send to the Central Regional Office:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830

If you are located in AL AK AR AZ CA HI ID LA NV NM OK OR MS TX UT WA Guam Philippines send to the Western Regional Office:

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

If you are located in FL GA PR US Virgin Islands NC SC send to the Southern Regional Office:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031-7022

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”