Become A Personal Trainer

Passion To Purpose

5 Steps to Become a Personal Trainer

  1. Pick Your Package

    Choose the certification package that works best for you.

  2. Prep for Your Exam

    Start studying through your online account.

  3. Schedule/Pass Your Exam

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

  4. Start Training

    You’re a Certified Personal Trainer. Go get some clients.

  5. Stay Certified

    Just a membership fee and Free CECs to continue training

Certification 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
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Premier Package

  • Exam content outline More info
  • One exam attempt More info
  • Digital trainer manual More info
  • Printed trainer manual
  • Digital workbook More info
  • Online chapter quizzes More info
  • Learn to be a virtual trainer More info
  • Essential forms More info
  • Two practice tests More info
  • Exercise animations More info
  • Client assessment videos More info
  • Ask for help More info
  • Free shipping on course materials More info
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Exam Only (Test out)

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

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.



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.


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.

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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.

Shaweta Vasudeva Shay the Coach

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 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!

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

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