Why is being certified with a company who has their program accredited so important for a trainer?
Having your CPT certification through an organization who has achieved accreditation of its personal trainer certification program means that you have proven industry accepted minimal competencies, which have been established via accreditation standards that are specifically adhered to by organizations with accredited programs. For example, test development is a strictly executed, legally defensible process which assures that the NFPT – CPT has been assessed appropriately and certified in accordance with industry-wide standards.
Most gyms and insurance companies will insist that trainers be certified by an organization that has had their CPT program recognized by this distinction. Not only that, but the general public is now catching onto this idea of having a “certified personal trainer”. It shows your clients and your potential clients that you are serious about what you do and want to adhere to industry standards for competency assurance.