Get Certified

Earn your CPT title. Be the Certified Personal Trainer that you've aspired to! Take the step to success, BE CERTIFIED!


Continuing Education

Keep your certification active with CECs, and grow your skill set with more trainer knowledge. See NFPT Standard and Specialty CE courses, and free ways to get approved CECs!


Renew Certification

Learn how NFPT makes re-certification easy and affordable!

Already an NFPT trainer? Renew now to get your new certificate and membership card.


Trainer Resources

Everything you need to know BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER certification. We've got you covered!



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NFPT has been certifying personal trainers since 1988. Our organizational mission is to equip trainers and their clients with the education and tools that are needed to address America’s growing health concerns and to promote fitness around the world. NFPT trainers are certified to work one-on-one or in small group settings for the purpose of establishing and implementing goal-oriented fitness training programs that are safe, effective and enjoyable for their clients.

NFPT is accredited by the NCCA, ICE, CPH, MFNNFPT is affiliated with IDEA, IHRSA, Department of Veterans Affairs and National Fitness Hall of Fame

What People Say

Daniel Mills

I started personal training more recently, but it didn’t take long to know that being a personal trainer is what I want to do with my life! I had the pleasure of working directly with Ron Clark, NFPT’s founder, and I learned so much that I knew I could put it to work. Getting certified was the next step. I know now that it’s possible to take my passion and make it a career – because I’m doing it! Thank you NFPT!

Daniel Mills, CPT

Debrae Barensfeld

Being a personal trainer has been the most rewarding career choice I’ve ever made. After 25 years of acting and entertainment, I met a personal trainer with the NFPT, his knowledge was amazing. I investigated the many affiliations but none of them offered what the NFPT did. I feel blessed to be a part of such a committed organization!

Debrae Barensfeld, CPT and NitroForce Owner

Matt Hirschberg

The NFPT CPT program is my recommended certification for entry level trainers to pursue. What makes NFPT different is how effective it is in giving trainers a good foundation of knowledge in an easy to understand format without overwhelming them. Beyond certification, the NFPT gives trainers an amazing yet cost effective platform to grow and expand their expertise.

Matt Hirschberg, CPT and Club Owner

Becoming a Personal Trainer

Have you been wondering how to become a personal trainer? There are many reasons why becoming a personal trainer could be the right move for you.

By definition, personal trainers instruct or coach groups or individuals on exercise activities and the fundamentals of physical fitness. They demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. They observe clients and teach them corrective measures needed to improve their skills. Put another way, a well-qualified personal trainer is a wellness coach with a strong science-based education who is equipped to design exercise programs appropriate for members of a variety of healthy populations.