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NCSF Board for Certification is the authority over the Certified Personal Trainer program. The board is responsible for governance over exam development and administration, fiscal management (fund allocations), professional development, and disciplinary action. In accordance with the NCSF Bylaws the 12 member board is elected (9 directors) from the membership or appointed (3 directors) by the Executive Committee. The Board meets throughout the year to set policy, evaluate certification operations and procedures, discuss ways to promote the profession, and vote on issues that arise within the certification program.
The board maintains committees that oversee and determine specific operations related to the certification program itself. There are six standing committees:
Each committee operates under the auspices of the Board for Certification and functions in accordance with the policies and procedures defined for their respective role. The authoritative boundaries for each committee are predefined and regulated by the Board for Certification, which in whole or in part serves as an extension to each committee to effectively facilitate efficient operations and decision making actions. The Board for Certification administrative acts are further supported and carried out by the boards’ administrative staff. The administrative staff serves as liaison between the organization and the board and its committees. In addition, the administrative staff functions to facilitate communication and attends to matter between the test administration, the membership, and the Board.