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The NFPT Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)  program is designed to qualify fitness enthusiasts to work one-on-one or in small group settings.

Whether you’re beginning a career or adding a professional credential to your bio, NFPT provides you with certification and on-going support to help you succeed as a fitness professional.

Eligibility Requirements for NFPT Personal Trainer Certification

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Agree to NFPT Code of Conduct
  • Possess a current government-issued photo ID (required to sit for exam)

Personal Trainer Certification Options:

Standard Cert Package

Standard Certification Package


  • Exam Voucher
  • Exam Content Outline
  • Trainer Manual
  • Study Guide
  • Online Learning Tools

Premier Cert icon

Premier Certification Package


  • Exam Voucher
  • Exam Content Outline
  • Trainer Manual
  • Study Guide
  • Online Learning Tools
  • Exercise Animations
  • Assessment Videos
  • Practice Tests (2)
  • Expert Support

Exam voucher

Exam Voucher Only


  • Exam Voucher
  • Exam Content Outline

Certification packages include the following:

Certification Exam Voucher

Exam voucherThe certification exam will test your understanding of personal trainer skill sets required by the profession.  It consists of 120 multiple choice questions, derived from 5 categories. We will provide you with a detailed outline that may be used as a checklist for your exam prep.

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Personal Trainer Manual

Personal Fitness Trainer ManualOur Trainer Manual provides comprehensive teaching for safe and effective personal training services and complete consultation guidelines. It reinforces fundamental exercise science concepts with a back-to-basics approach. It is provided as a download. (Hard copy available for purchase.)

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Study Guide

cover_study_guideThe study guide supports your review and understanding of the Trainer Manual. It includes 365 questions designed to reinforce the course learning objectives. An exam outline is also included to use as a “checklist” for your study prep. The guide is provided as a download. (Hard copy available for purchase.)

Online Learning Tools

computer iconNFPT’s Online Learning Portal provides a convenient online study aid. This is an online learning version of the Study Guide. It follows each of the 19 chapter in the trainer manual. Quizzes at the end of each chapter allow you to grade and gauge your understanding as you go.

The PREMIER Certification Package includes these extras:

Practice Tests

These practice tests give you a sampling of the kinds of questions you can expect to see on the exam. Each practice test consist of 45 multiple choice questions that represent each of the 9 exam categories. Take multiple times at your convenience.

Exercise Animations

Over 80 exercise animations provide dynamic instruction, demonstrating a broad range of properly performed movements involving nearly every major muscle group. You retain access to these after the exam.

Client Assessment Videos

Over 45 videos that take you step-by-step through the necessary assessments for creating and implementing fitness training programs personalized for individual clients. Videos are broken down by client types: General Fitness, Athletes and Older Adults.

Expert Support

NFPT expert trainers are available by appointment to answer any questions you have about training and programming concepts or about subject matter in the education material. There is no time limit or question limit.

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Additional Resources

What Trainers Say About NFPT

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Certification Process Explained

Step-by-step explanation of the process; how it works and what it will look like. Show me.

What’s on the Exam?

An in-depth breakdown of what’s on the exam. Show me.

Compare Certifications

A detailed comparison of NCCA accredited certification programs. Show me.

Cert Terms & Conditions

All eligibility requirements, policies, terms, and conditions for the NFPT-CPT. Show me.

Exam Prep Help

More info and tips for taking and preparing for the exam. Show me.