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The NFPT-CPT examination assesses the candidate’s fitness knowledge and skill. It was developed following stringent guidelines established by the NCCA.  Successful completion of the exam provides a legally defensible, industry recognized CPT credential.

What’s on the test?

The exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions derived from 9 fundamental exercise science and program design categories. This examination is closed-book with a two hour time limit; there are 1000 total points possible on the exam, 750 are necessary for successful completion.

Where can I take the test?

Take your exam at one of over 350 convenient testing locations. You set your own test date! These sites are computer based testing (CBT) locations that offer a proctored environment and instant test results – you’ll know your score the same day you test!

Personal Trainer Certification Exam Material

 

Area of Study

Proportion

APPLY THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY

10%

APPLY THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

15%

APPLY THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

20%

ASSESS CLIENT AND IMPLEMENT AN EXERCISE PROGRAM

25%

UNDERSTAND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WELLNESS

10%

CLIENT PROGRAMMING AND MOTIVATIONAL ASPECTS

5%

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

5%

PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL PRACTICES

5%

INJURY MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL PLAN

5%

 



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