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The NCSF Advantage

Recognized throughout the fitness industry as the premier personal trainer certification for career minded professionals, our Commitment to Excellence ensures the NCSF-CPT credential positions you for success in today’s competitive job market.


Our NCCA Accredited Personal Trainer certification ensures you have the industry recognition necessary to succeed


The NCSF Certification is the preferred credential of career minded professionals around the world


Our 8,000 exam centers operating across more than 160 countries along with an online testing option provides you with the industry’s largest exam network

Millions of Lives Changed

For over 25 years the National Council on Strength and Fitness has been an international leader in high quality education, training and advocacy for exercise professionals.

Educated Professionals
1 Mission
Inspire you to be your best
Take your NCCA-Accredited Personal Trainer Certification Exam from Home

How It Works



Enroll into a flexible NCSF self-study program



When ready, take the certification exam online or at a testing center



Move to the next level with NCSF advanced certification programs

Cutting-Edge Digital Learning

Welcome to the NCSF Easy Learning SystemTM the industry’s most advanced e-Learning platform. Now earning your NCSF Personal Trainer Certification has never been easier.

We continually strive to develop the highest quality staff to service our clientele and the NCSF Personal Trainer Certification helps us achieve that goal Matthew N. Berenc Director of Education Equinox Fitness Training Institute

Strong relationships
make stronger partnerships

The NCSF is proud to have partnerships with the top health clubs and industry organizations. Our continued effort for collegial support and advocacy provides our exercise professionals with career opportunities in the health and fitness industry worldwide.

Join the movement and help
change lives in your community

Choose your Personal Trainer PROGRAM

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What's Included: Home Study $799.00 $479.00 Buy Now Home Study + $899.00 $539.00 Buy Now CPT + SNS $1,299.00 $649.00 Buy Now CPT + CSC $1,399.00 $699.00 Buy Now
Hard Copy Textbook Optional Optional
Digital Textbook
Instructional Videos
Lesson Notes
Questions and Answers
Review Quizzes
Instructor Support
Membership (One Year)
Payment Plan Option
Certification Exam
8 NCSF CEUs (Meets Ethics Requirement)
$799.00 $479.00 Get Started $899.00 $539.00 Get Started $1,299.00 $649.00 Get Started $1,399.00 $699.00 Get Started

Taking the NCSF certification exam is not dependent upon enrolling in an educational program.

Pro Bundles

Earn multiple industry leading credentials with this unique opportunity and increase your earning potential


Personal Trainer &
Strength Coach

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Personal Trainer &
Sport Nutrition

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Master Trainer

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Turn Your Passion Into A Career

Become a Certified Personal Trainer and help create a healthier community.

Help Others

Improve overall life quality and maximize their full health potential

Make An Impact

Join the team and have a positive influence on your community’s health as part of our professional network

Work Anywhere, Anytime

You’ll be qualified to work 1-on-1 or with small groups in-person or online

Employment of Personal Trainers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Payment

    Affirm eliminates the cost barriers associated with initial enrollment and allows you to participate in our most popular programs.

  • Military
    Support Plan

    Active and veteran military personnel can enroll in the Certified Personal Trainer Program using the G.I. Bill and our Military Support Plan.

  • Certification

    Recognized throughout the fitness industry as the premier personal trainer certification for career minded professionals.

Program Curriculum

A Trainer’s Journey

Hear Jill’s story and what inspired her to become NCSF certified.