NCSF Certification

NCSF Certification

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  • Certified personal trainer (CPT) course
  • NCCA-accredited certification
  • Hands-on and self-study modules
  • Final exam online or at testing center

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NCSF Certification Review (2024): A CPT Explores This Personal Training Cert

NCSF Certification Review (2024): A CPT Explores This Personal Training Cert

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Qualifies CPTs to work 1:1 or small groups
  • Accredited by National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
  • Complete exam prep and materials
  • Payment plans available
What needs improvement ...
  • 2-year recertification cycle
  • Course does not require CPR/AED

Product Summary


Course type

Certified personal trainer (CPT)

Course materials included

digital textbook, instructional videos, lesson notes, quizzes, instructor support

Exam type

Online or exam center

Payment plan available


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      The Certified Personal Trainer certification through the National Council on Strength and Fitness is a NCCA-accredited program recognized by many top health clubs like 24 Fitness, OrangeTheory Fitness, Planet Fitness, and Gold’s Gym. This course will qualify you to work with clients one-on-one and in small groups. The exam covers general exercise science, program design, nutrition, training instruction, and special populations to name a few.