What are Self Tests?

‘Self Tests’ with NFPT are free and optional Continuing Education Credit (CEC) opportunities that NFPT provides for their trainers twice a year. NFPT’s Self Tests are based off of monthly educational articles that are published through the NFPT Blog and consist of around 40 questions per test. The continuing education articles, that the Self Test questions are based around, are published for the purpose of reinforcing trainer knowledge and keeping current with the trends of an ever-changing health and fitness industry.

How many CECs are Self Tests worth?

Self Tests are worth 0.5 CECs.Self Tests

And they’re really free…?

Yes, of course. We at NFPT value our trainer’s time, money and education. We want you to be able to get your annual Continuing Education done in a timely manner and without nickel and dime-ing you. That’s why we offer our Self Tests for free, along with a slew of other opportunities including Fitness Flops and the Trainer CE Refresher Quiz.

When can I take Self Tests?

We release two (2) Self Tests every year; once in June and another in December. But, you can take them at any time during the year that they are available.

I have only been certified for a couple years, does that mean I missed out on previous Self Tests?

Actually, you are able to take any and all Self Tests that are available in your Online Learning Portal (OLP), even one’s from previous years.

Where can I take the available Self Tests?

From your NFPT Online Account. Log in and¬†these are available under the ‘Continuing Education’ section.

How many times can I take it? How many Self Tests can I take? What do I need to get to pass it? Is there a time limit?!

  • You can take it as many times as you need to pass it. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for it though. Who’s got time to keep re-taking a test over and over again?!
  • You can take as many that are available for you to take. If you missed some in previous years and they are shown in your OLP, feel free to back track and take those previous year’s Self Tests!
  • When you score at least an 80% or better you will pass.
  • There is no time limit to Self Tests, and you can feel free to stop in the middle of taking one and come back to it later if you have to.

What other questions do you have about NFPT’s Self Tests? Ask all your questions here in the comments!