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 credential distinguishes more than a credible level of expertise; it signifies an aptitude and commitment to one’s profession.
The NCSF Board for Certification sets competency standards to protect the public, signify quality in practice capabilities, and identify qualified Personal Trainers to employers within the health & fitness industry. The NCSF Personal Training Certification is the preeminent fitness certification backed by full legal defensibility. The certification exam is developed and administered in complete compliance with the strictest standards for testing and measurement as set forth by the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, the Association of Test Publishers, the Buros Institute for Assessment Consultation and Outreach, and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
The Board has developed the first industry-unified, standardized Personal Trainer Certification using input from over 20,000 surveys of facility owners, fitness managers, experts from academia, health professionals and practicing personal trainers. The result of the most expansive job task analysis in the fitness industry is a true measure of professional qualification and subsequent valid and reliable exams that hold up under legal scrutiny.
The Personal Trainer Certification Exam was developed by subject matter experts from throughout the United States under the management and administration of Prometric, the de facto standard in professional test administration. The certification exam is offered internationally, locations six days a week throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The Board for Certification testing service provides Personal Trainer Certification Exam candidates with full access to the latest testing technology, award-winning customer service and flexible exam scheduling one would come to expect for the industry’s premier Personal Training Certification.
Starting a new career by becoming an NCSF certified personal trainer can be done in an efficient and timely manner. The NCSF has created easy to follow steps that allow you prepare, register, schedule, and take your Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Select a study option, register using any of our convenient methods, and schedule your exam at the time, date and location of your choosing. Legitimate credentialing has never been so user-friendly.
The personal trainer profession is the fastest growing aspect of the fitness industry. The demand for certified personal trainers currently exceeds the number of qualified professionals available and the Department of Labor predicts double digit growth over the next 10 years. The NCSF Certification represents career oriented personal trainers with the skills and aptitude for professional success. The NCSF supports professionals that earn the Certified Personal Trainer credential through career support, professional networking, and job placement assistance.
The NCSF provides numerous resources to expand your personal training knowledge and skills. Whether interested in becoming a certified personal trainer or looking for applications and tools to expand your personal trainer business the NCSF provides the solutions you need for success. Education programs, business networking and career assistance are all available to you through the NCSF organization. Additionally, the NCSF keeps the certified personal trainer network informed about events, special announcements, new information and industry related happenings through social contact media including Twitter and Facebook.