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Personal Trainer Certification | Earn Your Personal Training Certification


Personal training is widely recognized as a critical profession for issues influencing the health and wellness of individuals worldwide. The NCSF Board for Certification serves as the governing authority over the personal trainer certification program, it sets regulatory standards, promotes professional advocacy, and oversees legislative activity within the industry. The need for competent personal training practitioners has never been greater; learn how you can start your exciting career as a certified personal trainer.


Personal Trainer Certification

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The decision to earn an NCSF Personal Training Certification is an important step in being recognized as a competent practitioner within the field of Personal Training. The personal training profession is the fastest growing aspect of the fitness industry and earning the NCSF personal training certification credential demonstrates competency and commitment to one’s profession while signifying the highest level of expertise.

Sport Nutrition Specialist

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The Sport Nutrition Specialist Certificate program is designed for career-oriented professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skills in nutritional science and its application to athletic performance. The latest evidence-based information is presented in a building block model affording fitness professionals the opportunity to develop the competencies required of a skilled practitioner.

Examination Options

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The NCSF offers the Personal Trainer Certification and Sport Nutrition Specialist Certificate Exams throughout our global network of testing centers. With over 1,000 state-of-the-art facilities open six days a week, year-round and our exam on demand delivery format, the NCSF has made it easier than ever to schedule an appointment for a date, time, and location that works best for you.
The NCSF Spanish Certified Personal Trainer Program is available in North, South, and Central America, as well as the Caribbean.
The NCSF has partnered with hundreds of Colleges and Universities to provide the industry’s most respected personal trainer certification.
Active and veteran military personnel can participate in the Certified Personal Trainer Program through the G.I. Bill using the NCSF Military Support Plan.
The NCSF certified personal trainer education courses are available through adult and community learning programs for non-degree seeking learners.
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How to Become a Personal Trainer

  1. Select the appropriate exam preparation model that best suits your needs
  2. Study and review the information provided by the NCSF in preparation for the exam
  3. Locate an exam center in your area
  4. Schedule your exam appointment for the date, time, and location of your choosing
  5. Pass the NCSF-CPT Exam and join the elite trainers in the industry with the NCSF-CPT credential
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