CEC Comparison Chart Detail

You asked for it! This chart provides details for the kinds of activities that you can do for CEC awards, and the approximate costs of those activities. These are estimates, we did our best to list the most frequently used forms of credit and to find how much those respective activities cost. NFPT works to keep the cost of CECs as low as possible, most NFPT CE options being free. The only CE options that are not free, where the cost range is between $45 and $199 dollars, are NFPT CE and Specialty courses.

NFPT ACE NASM ACSM NETA
Renewal Cycle
(CECs requirement must be met before you can renew)
frequency
1 Year
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2 Years
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2 Years
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3 Years
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2 Years
CECs Required
(per respective cycle)
2.0 CECs 2.0 CECs 2.0 CECs 45.0 CECs 20.0 CECs
Renewal Fee
(per respective cycle)
$85 $129 $99 $30 $45
Estimated CEC Cost
(per respective cycle)
$0 $267 to $499 $699 to $999 $400 to $924 $199 to $299
Petition Fee
(cost per each non-approved CE activity)
FREE $25 $25 FREE $15
Sample CEC Award Allocations College Semester 1.0
NFPT Self Test* 0.5
*FREE (2 per cert year)
Article Submission 0.5
CPR /AED .50 First Aid .25
Proof of Insurance .25
NFPT CE/Specialty Courses .25 - 1.0
*Cost varies per course
College Semester 0.8
ACE Quizes 0.2
ACE News 0.2
Article Submission 0.5
CPR .2 First Aid .2 AED .2
College Semester 0.3 (max 1.5)
NASM Quizes N/A
Article Submission 0.5 (max 1.5)
CPR/AED .1 First Aid 0
College Semester 10.0
ACSM Self-Test 4.0
ACSM JournalQuiz 4.0
ACSM News 4.0
Article Submission 10.0
CPR 0 First Aid 0 AED 0
NETA Quiz 1.0
Article Submission 1.0
CPR 0 First Aid 0 AED 0
Average Cost per CE Award 0.25 - 0.50: $0*
1.0: $0*
2.0: $0*
0.1 - 0.2: $15 - $ 45
0.3 - 0.4: $60 - $80
0.5 - 1.0: $100 - $178
2.0 - 2.5: $267 - $499
0.2 - 0.6: $33 - $97
0.8 - 1.3: $199 - $299
1.9: $449
2.2 - 3.5: $699 - $999
1.5 - 2.0: $45 - $85
3.0 - 4.0: $25 - $45
5.0 - 7.05: $100 - $129
9.0 - 30.0: $275 - $750
1.0 - 2.0: $19 - $39
2.0 - 3.0: $39 - $49
4.0 - 6.0: $55 - $109
9.0 - 15.0: $129 - $149
20.0: $199 - $299
Total ANNUAL Cost
(estimate represents renewal fee plus median CEC costs per year, does NOT include petition fee for each CE activity submitted to the respective cert agency)
$85 $256 $474 $230 $147