NESTA PFT Certification

NESTA-PFT Certification

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  • Certified personal fitness trainer (PFT)
  • NCCA-accredited program 
  • 4-year recertification cycle
  • CPR certification required

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NESTA Certification Review (2024): Affordable With a 4-Year Recertification Cycle

NESTA Certification Review (2024): Affordable With a 4-Year Recertification Cycle

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Longer 4-year recertification cycle
  • Internationally recognized
  • 65,000 PFT professionals globally
What needs improvement ...
  • Exam pricing starts at $349
  • Additional costs for study materials
  • In-person final exam

Product Summary


Course type

Certified personal fitness trainer

Course materials included

PDF exam prep book, video lesions, interactive review questions, practice exam

Exam type

In-person proctored exam

Payment plan available


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      The Certified personal fitness trainer (PFT) program from NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) is an NCCA-accredited certification with a four-year recertification cycle. While you’ll study at your own pace, you’ll have to take the 125-question, multiple choice final exam in a proctored testing center within 90 days of requesting exam eligibility.