The Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification is ideal for individuals with an interest in fitness and exercise, and who have ambition to help others reach their fitness goals. This program is also highly recommended for those already working in the field of fitness/exercise, but who lack certification. It is also ideal for those working in related fields such as Physical Therapy or Nutrition.
The NASM-CPT certification program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (“NCCA”), a division of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.
Must have current Emergency Cardiopulmonary Resuscitated (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification prior to sitting for the exam (not required to purchase the NASM-CPT). The CPT exam is taken through a live proctor, which can be online or in-person at a proctoring location. For more information about taking the NASM-CPT exam, click here.
The NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification must be recertified every two years to ensure that NASM-CPTs stay up to date with current best-practice guidelines and skills. To recertify, you will be required to earn 2.0. NASM-approved CEUs (20 contact hours) every two-year certification period. This includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification.