About the NCCPT Exam:
- The NCCPT CPT Exam is 140 multiple choice questions.
- You have two hours to complete the exam.
- A pass or fail result will be provided upon completion
- The exam is NOT open book / open notes.
At the time of your exam you must also present your valid, non-expired CPR Card. Be prepared to present this to the proctor. If you show up for your appointment without a CPR card, you will not be able to take your exam. Furthermore, it will count as an exam attempt. For more information on CPR requirements, please visit http://www.nccpt.com/cpr.html
Each exam package includes taking the exam one time, online with a live proctor.
All you will need is a computer with reliable internet access and a webcam. NCCPT will email you detailed exam instructions including your Exam User ID. Go here to learn more: http://www.passmyexam.net
- You have six months from the date of purchase to take your exam.
If you do not take the exam within 6 months, a $75 late fee will apply.
- You must be at least 18 years of age to take the exam.
- A valid CPR card and photo ID is required.
1. First, go to their website at www.LaserGrade.com to find a testing center near you. Type in your zip code, and select "The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers" from the drop down list and a list of available facilities will display.
2. After paying NCCPT, you may call 1-800-211-2754 to schedule the exam. You may take the exam as quickly as 72 hours later (depending on facility availability) or up to 6 months later.
3. Bring two forms of ID with you to the testing center. The “primary” ID must be a government issued.
The acceptable forms of primary identification include:
• Driver’s license or DMV identification card
• Military identification
Acceptable forms of secondary ID can be any of the above or:
• Student ID
• Employment ID
• Credit Card
• Social Security Card
• Voter’s registration card
• Check card
You must bring and present the testing center with a valid CPR card or you will not be able to take the exam.
*Subject to Change
Here is a breakdown of the exam content:
I. Health Assessment - 21%
Forms & Documentation
II. Kinesiology - 21%
III. Exercise Physiology - 13%
IV. Nutrition - 11%
Macro & Micronutrients
Client Dietary Assessment
Ergogenic Aids and Supplements
Understanding Nutritional Labels
V. Exercise Application - 23%
VI. Business of Personal Training - 11%
Scope of Practice