Comprehensive & Affordable Personal Trainer Certification.

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Free Continuing Education Credits.

Personalized Care & Support.

Trainer Family & Fitness Community.

why be a trainer?
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Comprehensive & Affordable Personal Trainer Certification.

Start Here. Start Training.

Free Continuing Education Credits. Personalized Care & Support. Trainer Family & Fitness Community.

Why BE A Trainer
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Why Become A Certified Trainer?

Are you looking for a rewarding career in health and fitness? Now is a great time to make the commitment!

With increasing public awareness about the benefits of healthy living and an active lifestyle, the demand for personal trainers has increased exponentially both in private practices and gyms.

But right now, the supply is not meeting the demand! Which means there’s room for you to make a difference! Become a personal trainer and make your impact official. You can help people with their goals to be healthy and happy.

We should also mention that the benefits of becoming a personal trainer are considerable:

  • Flexible work hours in most employment situations.
  • Consistent salary for club trainers.
  • The option to open your own practice or business.
  • You get to live an active lifestyle while helping others do the same!

There are way more benefits to becoming a personal trainer. Do you want to know them all?


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, NFPT-CPT


Let’s Get Down To It, Shall We?

Okay, so you’ve done your research, that’s great! And you’ve been  practically living in the gym for the past several months and now you’re ready to commit to your passion. It’s time to turn your passion into your purpose… so what’s next step?

Well, you’ll need to get your personal trainer certification  through a trusted institution with an accredited certification. Fortunately, we are just that and we have what you need to put your lifestyle to work in a meaningful way. We will put our 30 years of experience, certifying trainers around the world, behind you.  We’re here to make your new career path successful!

If you still you don’t know WHY you need to get certified, you might want to check this out first.

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When you certify with the professionals at NFPT you get:

  • The care and attention from a family owned and operated organization. We were founded on the same passion and principles that you have for the love of training. With us, you’re a name, not a number.
  • FREE & EASY continuing education credits that aren’t used as a profit source! Our CECs are strictly for the purpose of making you more valuable in the market and helping you to renew your certification, not for us to keep making money off of you!
  • Simple financing so you can start your certification prep, and pay later when you can in any amount that you want, with no interest or finance fees!
  • Ongoing support and education for gaining employment as a personal trainer, with advice and resources to help you decide if and when it’s right to start your own training business!

We offer the highest value for dollar personal trainer certification packages which are guaranteed to get you prepared and jump-start your career in the health and fitness industry.

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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, NFPT-CPT and NitroForce Owner


Continuing Education Credits

As a certified trainer you will need to get a couple of new continuing education credits (CECs) each year. Fear not! We offer in-house, super affordable CECs so you don’t have to seek them out. NFPT offers Introductory and Advanced level Continuing Education courses that don’t just help you to re-certify, they add value to you as a personal trainer, did someone say, “Salary Increase?”

All NFPT CEC courses come with resource material for the test and for the real-world of training. You will receive a certificate of completion, CECs, and personalized support from either us or the course author themselves!

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Not ready for a full course yet? Not a problem. NFPT will recognize external learning activities for CECs (and not charge you to submit them) OR we offer a range of FREE CECs in your NFPT online account. It’s your choice. Take our free CEC options, choose from our intro or advanced CE courses, or send us what you’ve done outside of NFPT, and we’ll give you credit for it!


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, NFPT-CPT and Club Owner

Some of our Partners and Affiliations

NFPT establishes partnerships that will support our trainers and forward our collective mission to create positive change and lasting fitness. When you partner with NFPT, you also partner with our network of professional affiliations.

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NFPT has been certifying personal trainers since 1988. Family-owned and operated, we care about our trainers. We certify fitness enthusiasts who aspire to train safely, effectively and enthusiastically for themselves and their clients. But more than a certification, we support your on-going needs as a fitness professional.

NFPT offers an accredited personal trainer certification and accompanying Certified Personal Trainer title, NFPT-CPT. NFPT Certified Personal Trainers work one-on-one or in small group settings. They understand fundamental exercise science principles for safe and effective fitness program design. NFPT Certification provides a foothold for the entry level personal trainer and brings credentialing value to existing CPTs.

NFPT Education gives fundamental, trend-free, back-to-basics teaching to fitness enthusiasts who aspire to be personal trainers. The NFPT Personal Trainer Manual is a comprehensive resource for understanding fundamental exercise science and fitness training concepts.

NFPT Personal Trainer Certification takes you where you want to be in the fitness training industry. Our trainers get the support and resources needed for their path to personal training success.

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