Shopping Basket
0 item(s) $0.00
National Council on Strength & Fitness
Chat Live
Setting Standards
Personal Trainer Certification Exam
Exam Overview
Certified Personal Trainer Exam Options

Looking to join the industry's elite? Choose from one of the following options.

the NCSF Advantage

The NCSF Personal Trainer Certification is widely viewed as the industry’s premier credential for career oriented professionals. With nearly 1,000 testing centers offering this certification exam in 73 countries, 6 days per week, testing has never been more convenient. As the educational content choice for over 200 colleges and universities, it is easy to see why this certification is so highly regarded. We invite you to learn more about the NCSF program and how to fulfill your goal of becoming certified in personal training with the NCSF.


Personal Trainer Certification Exam - Become a Certified Personal Trainer

become a certified personal trainer

The decision to pursue NCSF Personal Trainer Certification is an important step in being recognized as a competent practitioner within the field of Personal Training. Earning the NCSF Certified Personal Trainer credential distinguishes more than a credible level of expertise; it signifies an aptitude and commitment to one’s profession. With test center locations in over 73 counties, the NCSF Personal Trainer Certification has unparalleled reach and global recognition.


The NCSF Board for Certification sets competency standards to protect the public, signify quality in personal training practice capabilities, and identify qualified Personal Trainers to employers within the health & fitness industry. With over 1,000 international test center locations, the NCSF Certified Personal Trainer Exam is available by appointment six days a week, year-round.

take the next step become a ncsf certified personal trainer

Registering for the Exam

When ready to take the Personal Trainer Certification Exam, you can enroll online, download an application to mail, or contact the NCSF directly at 800-772-NCSF(6273) to register over the phone.


Exam Scheduling

Once registered, you will receive an exam confirmation email and have the opportunity to schedule an appointment to take the Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Scheduling, as well as rescheduling (if necessary), is handled directly through Prometric Testing. You have two convenient ways to schedule your personal training certification exam for the date, time, and location of your choice:

Certification Exam Scheduling Options
Schedule Online

For your convenience, exam scheduling can be made over the internet by using the Prometric online scheduling system. The NCSF provides you with the steps to schedule using this method in the exam eligibility documentation you receive when you register.

If you are ready to schedule your exam appointment now click here.

By Phone:
Schedule by Phone

Examination scheduling can also be made over the telephone using the Prometric toll free personal training certification exam scheduling number. The NCSF provides you with the steps in the exam eligibility documentation that you receive when you register for the exam.


After scheduling an appointment to take the Personal Trainer Certification Exam, Prometric will provide you with a final confirmation number for the exam appointment.


Personal Trainer Certification Exam...Quick Links


Starting a new career by becoming an NCSF certified personal trainer can be done in an efficient and timely manner. The NCSF provides numerous exam preparation resources to assist in the credentialing process.

Personal Training Certification Additional Resources
(Taking the NCSF Personal Trainer Certification Exam is not dependent
on purchasing NCSF study items or enrolling in an NCSF educational course.)
Upcoming Workshops
Certification Exam Locator
Credential Verification
Request an Info Brochure
Need Help? Our team is ready to assist: 1 800 772 NCSF(6273)
NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
NCCA Accredited Program