Become a Certified Personal Trainer

  • Accredited
  • Affordable
  • Comprehensive
  • CECs without Fees
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The NFPT Difference

NFPT’s Personal Trainer Certification program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the industry’s gold standard in health and fitness.

Certification with NFPT gets you:

  • FREE Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for the life of your certification! Never pay for credits when you recertify. 
  • The most affordable accredited credential, with simple financing if needed! Compare this to other certification companies.
  • The care and attention from a family owned and operated business.  Join our FitFam! 
  • Fundamental/comprehensive education. We lay the foundation for trainer success! 
  • Wealth of articles through every phase of your fitness journey.  

Reasons to Choose NFPT

  • NFPT Education is user-friendly, fundamental, and ‘real-world’.
  • We’re the most affordable accredited certification. And, we never hit you with hidden fees.
  • Online prep course gives you the freedom to move at your own pace.
  • ‘Train the Trainer’ videos are available to elevate your trainer work and confidence.
  • Did we mention – FREE CECs for the life of your certification!

This is a user friendly company! Their CPT course is in layman’s terms and easy to follow. It equips you with just the right amount of information to get started as a personal trainer. Then there’s all sorts of Continuing Ed options to build upon the foundation.

Shaweta Vasudeva ‘Shay the Coach’
Shaweta Vasudeva

I have been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2009. I originally certified with another nationally accredited certifying body. Switching to NFPT was the best move I ever made. They are a family owned company that cares about my success. Whenever I have any questions about the industry or any aspect of fitness training someone is always eager to assist me. They allow me to be directly involved!

John Rutnik A Fitter You
John Rutnik

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 NitroForce Industries
Debrae Barensfeld, NFPT Certified Personal Trainer

After calling several other certification companies, most seemed cold over the phone and always tried to say they were the best. Not with NFPT! They were honest and down to earth. I know other people who are certified with other companies and they seem dissatisfied when talking about what their companies do for them.

Jerald Evans Body Ministries
Jerald Evans

NFPT’s Process for Success

  1. Pick Your PackageMore info

    Choose the package that fits you.

    Choose between the Standard or Premier package. The Premier package includes more education material and exam prep resources, but both of these packages include the exam. Unlike other certification companies, NFPT does not charge extra for making your exam appointment. When you purchase a package, you receive a welcome email with your NFPT ID to create your online account. All digital education resources and test scheduling instructions will be available immediately after your account has been created.

  2. Prep for Your ExamMore info

    Start studying today.

    Get immediate access to your personal online account to start studying.  The average prep time for studying is about 60 hours, usually over a 2-3 month period, but you can schedule the exam anytime within 1 year of your enrollment date. The NFPT education material and prep resources will prepare you to get exam ready and feel comfortable on exam day. Our manual will help you to understand the principles of human anatomy, physiology, fitness components and training methods as well as how to develop, implement and modify goal-oriented training programs for your clients.

  3. Pass Your ExamMore info

    You’ve studied. You’re prepared. Pick a date.

    You get instant test results as soon as you complete the exam. When passing the CPT exam, your digital certificate will be available through your NFPT Account within 1-2 business days and a hard copy certificate (for framing) will arrive by mail within 7-10 business days.  Hard copy certificates are only available in the US and Canada. If needed, a re-test can be taken (for a discounted re-test fee).

Learn more about the process

Standard Package

  • Exam content outline More info
  • One exam attempt More info
  • Digital trainer manual More info
  • Digital workbook More info
  • Online chapter quizzes More info
  • Learn to be a virtual trainer More info
  • Essential forms More info

Premier Package

  • Exam content outline More info
  • One exam attempt More info
  • Digital trainer manual More info
  • Digital workbook More info
  • Online chapter quizzes More info
  • Learn to be a virtual trainer More info
  • Essential forms More info
  • Practice Test 1 More info
  • Practice Test 2 More info
  • Practice Test 3 More info
  • Exercise animations More info
  • Client assessment videos More info
  • Intro to Personal Training Video More info
  • Ask for help More info

Exam Only

  • Exam content outline More info
  • One exam attempt More info

You are not required to purchase the education material to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer exam. If you feel you already possess the knowledge, becoming of a Personal Trainer, then you can proceed with the purchase of the Exam Only option. Upon enrollment, a welcome email will arrive so you can begin creating your account to access the exam scheduling instructions.


Personal Trainer Certification Exam

Personal Trainer Career Guide

FREE Trainer Guide Download

We’ve put together this start-up guide to help you learn more about where you can work and tips from career personal trainers

  • Your Expected Daily Routine
  • Your Career Options – Both Short and Long Term
  • Your Potential for Income – Now and Long Term
  • Self-Employment versus Outside Employment
  • Lifestyle Changes and Time Commitments

We’re here for your fitness future

Ready to join the NFPT Trainer Family?

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