Become A Personal TrainerPassion To Purpose
5 Steps to Become a Personal Trainer
Pick Your Package
Choose the certification package that works best for you.
Prep for Your Exam
Start studying through your online account.
Schedule/Pass Your Exam
You’ve studied. You’re prepared. Pick a date.
You’re a Certified Personal Trainer. Go get some clients.
Just a membership fee and Free CECs to continue training
Exam Only (Test out)
Already Know Your Stuff?
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, you will receive a welcome email with instructions on creating your online account to access the detailed scheduling instructions.
Personal Trainer Certification Exam
Five Exam Categories
Principles of Human Anatomy – 20%
Principles of Human Physiology – 19%
Fitness Components – 23%
Training Program Development, Implementation and Modification – 33%
Professionalism and Communication Skills – 5%
Exam Quick Facts
- Test at 400+ sites worldwide
- Choose your exam day
- Pay no additional fee to take the exam
- Answer 120 multiple-choice questions in two hours
- Earn 750/1,000 points to pass
Accredited and Recognized
NFPT personal trainer certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the gold standard for evaluation of programs for health and fitness professionals.
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
- Possess a current, government-issued photo ID
Personal Trainer Success Traits
- Be passionate about your fitness
- Aspire to help people achieve their fitness goals
- Demonstrate exercise experience and a desire to continue learning
Why Get A Personal Trainer Certification?
Do you want to learn what the body can do and help people live a healthy lifestyle? Would you like to turn your fitness lifestyle into a career? Most of all, do you want to love your job? Becoming a personal trainer is more than just a viable option, it can be the job of your dreams.
Personal trainers are driven by a passion for fitness and the desire to share their knowledge. They’re not usually keen on desk jobs, sitting in cubicles staring at screens all day. Trainers want to move! If this is you, read on to discover why NFPT offers the best personal trainer certification.
EXPLORE LIFE AS A TRAINER
We’ve Got Your Back
From NFPT, you’ll get quality personal trainer certification programming and honest communication with no hidden fees or gimmicks. We designed our program, accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, to strict standards to give you the knowledge you need to pass the exam and the confidence to launch your new career. Together, we’re creating a healthier future for the personal training industry, our community — and the people whose lives you lift up every day.LEARN ABOUT EXAM PREP
Why We’re Different
NFPT’s results-based personal trainer certification communicates hard concepts in plain language. You’ll grow your career with our easy-to-understand educational materials focused on foundational exercise science principles.
As a family-owned business, we at NFPT care deeply about your success. We nurture and support you throughout your professional growth. You’re a person, not a number, at NFPT. That’s what being family means to us. You’ll get the highest value for your dollar with NFPT personal trainer certification. And you never have to pay for continuing education credits to get recertified.Learn More
This is a user-friendly company! Their Personal Trainer Certification 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.
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!
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 National Federation of Professional Trainers; his knowledge was amazing. I investigated the many affiliations but none of them offered what NFPT did. I feel blessed to be a part of such a committed organization!
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.
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