Providing legally defensible, industry recognized Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credentials since 1988, NFPT's CPT program is accredited by the NCCA and adheres to standards which pertain to certification business and test development practices. Compare trainer certification programs here.
Certification That Works
NFPT certified trainers go to work in gyms, health clubs, and private fitness studios around the world every day. By successfully completing the NFPT certification exam, you earn a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) title that can be put to work immediately!
Continuing Education Credits
NFPT makes Continuing Education Credits (CECs) convenient, affordable and hassle-free. Take self-tests, approved continuing education courses and special events for your continuing education credit awards. NFPT gives you an easy to use and cost effective platform to grow and expand your expertise.
Our financing option is a great way to be on your way to personal trainer certification, without the up-front financial obligation. Just make a down payment, get all of your education prep tools and materials, and make payments in any amount that you want over a period of one year (just make sure to pay your balance before you take the CPT exam). Learn more...
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.
Angie Pattengale, NFPT
"Certification provides you with credibility and demonstrates high standards that can earn you more money in your career as a personal trainer. Whether you're beginning a career as a personal trainer, or looking to accelerate your growth in the industry, NFPT can help you succeed as a fitness professional."
Daniel Mills, CPT
"I started in this industry just a short year ago, but it didn't take long to know that fitness training 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 obvious 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!"
Debrae Barensfeld, Trainer
"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!"
Matt Hirschberg, Manager
"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."