fees $49 annual fee + tax
Current CPR and First Aid -
Not offered through CALA
Current Liability Insurance -
offered to CALA members
Complete CALA Course, then attain Current Certification / Recertification
Status in the Specific Specialty
To conduct a
practical assessment, you must hold current
certification in the specialty that you are
assessing. For example:
1. To assess in
Group Aqua Fitness, you must hold current CALA
certification in the Group Aqua Fitness.
2. To assess in
Water Running and Aqua Jogging, you must hold a
current CALA certification in Water Running and
3. To assess in
Aqua Arthritis, you must hold a current CALA
certification in Aqua Arthritis.
4. To assess in
Aqua Kick Box, you must hold a current CALA
certification in Aqua Kick Box.
Attend one CALA Assessors Workshop and/or Individualized (One to One
Assessor Training session)
Usually held when needed, often in conjunction with a CALA conference.
assessments with an approved assessor. Each
assessment is a minimum of 30 minutes of
observation and a minimum of 15 minutes of
face-to-face feedback with the CANDIDATE. This
is called shadow assessing. Assess the last 2 -
3 assessments or the 5 assessments, with an
approved CALA assessor observing. The master
CALA assessor and the CALA apprentice assessor
complete a practical assessment form separately.
The results are compared and discussed
privately. The candidate usually receives a copy
of this assessment form from the CALA office.
Often a CALA assessor will follow up with the
candidate by email or phone to provide more
detail about the practical assessment for the
Earn Assessor Status
Once you have
apprentice assessed, you will receive feedback
on your assessing, from the approved CALA
assessor(s) that you have been working with on
CALA assessments, and a decision will be made
about your readiness to assess "on your own." If
your CALA master assessor agrees that you are
ready to assess on your own, the CALA office
will be notified in writing by the CALA master
assessor and a certification noting your status
as a CALA Assessor will be sent to you. The CALA
master assessor will also provide the same
written feedback to the apprentice.
Earn and Invoice Assessor Fees
vary according to the specialty, the fees are
subject to change. For example:
A CALA Group
Aqua Fitness Assessment is generally remunerated
$25 per assessment. If assessing a candidate who
has completed their training through a CALA
Provider, the assessor submits an invoice to the
CALA Provider for payment (ie. CALA Providers:
City of Kitchener, City of Mississauga). If the
candidate did not participate in a course
offered by a CALA Provider, the assessor submits
an invoice to the CALA office for payment.
Note: If the
assessor is asked to travel, then travel
remuneration must be negotiated directly with
the client / candidate or with the provider.
Discuss Results with Candidate
speaking, the assessor shares specific feedback
and the results of the assessment, privately,
with the candidate.
Note: In the case of a
video assessment, it is advised that the
assessor provide explicit notes, usually via
email (copied to CALA), to the candidate and
follow up with a one to one phone call. The CALA
assessor can request that the candidate calls at
a pre-arranged time.
conducting a practical assessment, the assessor
must contact the CALA office to confirm that the
candidate is eligible to be assessed (has a
current membership, has completed a course in
the specialty area, etc.).