NSCA-CPT Certification


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  • Certified personal trainer exam
  • NCCA-accredited program
  • 155-question exam
  • Study materials sold separately

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • NCCA-accredited program
  • Provides accurate scope of practice
  • In-depth approach to 1:1 coaching
  • Multiple-choice question exam
What needs improvement ...
  • Study materials are separate from exam fees
  • Exam fees are higher for non-NSCA members
  • In-person exam only

Product Summary


Course type

Certified personal trainer

Course materials included

Exam (study material sold separately)

Exam type

In-person, proctored

Payment plan


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      The certified personal trainer program from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) offers an in-depth approach to coaching clients for safe and effective fitness programs. You’ll need to be CPR/AED certified to sit for the exam, be 18 years of age or older, and have a high school diploma. The NSCA-CPT exam is taken in-person at a proctored Pearson VUE testing center.