CPTN Certified Personal Trainer

Legal Liability

This area will cover liability, waivers, informed consent and safety precautions.

Key Concepts:

  • To understand the administration of the PAR-Q and PAR-X
  • To understand the use of waivers and informed consent forms
  • To know safety precautions within a fitness setting
  • To know emergency first aid


  • Ontario Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Recreation. (1991). The Professional’s Guide to Fitness Safety.
  • National Fitness Leadership Advisory Committee. (1983). Considerations for the Fitness Leader – Legal Liability.