Get Certified / Personal Trainer

The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers has certified thousands of trainers across the globe. We are here to help you get started! In a nut shell, you become a Certified Personal Trainer by passing the Certified Personal Trainer Exam. All of our packages include taking the exam one time. The exam is a 140 question, multiple choice exam. The CPT Exam is a closed book exam. You must score a 655, (which is approximately 73%) to pass the exam. You will receive your test result immediately, and upon passing you will be sent your certification via USPS within 30 days. Your certification is valid for two years, from the date you passed the exam.

Certified Personal Trainer Exam (Exam Only)


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To take the NCCPT CPT Exam:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must present a valid, government issued photo ID
  • You must present a valid Adult CPR card

There are no other prerequisites that must be met in order to sit for the exam. You may take the exam up to three in a twelve month period. Retakes must be purchased separately. The NCCPT recommends that you adequately prepare before attempting your exam the first time. Each purchase includes access to our online Certified Personal Trainer Course, which gives you immediate access to our online videos, as well as the online (PDF) version of the NCCPT Certification Manual, "The Power of Personal Training" by John Platero.

Packages Exam Only Standard Premium
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Online access to NCCPT Personal Trainer Manual & videos
Personal Trainer Manual (hard copy)  
Sample Test (hard copy)*  
Study Guide (hard copy)*  
DVD Box Set of 11 DVDs  
2 Day Live Workshop**    




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