NCCA Accredited NCCPT Exams

The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) has been supplying the fitness industry with certified fitness professionals for over twenty years! The NCCPT currently offers five certifications that are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). To get certified, students must achieve a passing score on the NCCA-accredited NCCPT certification exam. Certifications are valid for two years. During that time, certificants must obtain continuing education units (CEUs) and pay a renewal fee in order to remain certified. The NCCPT NCCA-accredited certifications are recognized at all the major health club chains in the United States and Canada. NCCPT and has certified tens of thousands of fitness professionals. The NCCPT Certification Board, an independent autonomous certification governing body, prides itself on offering the best certifications for preparing candidates to succeed in a commercial health club setting.

The following NCCPT Certification exams have been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA): Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Group Exercise Instructor (CGxI), Certified Yoga Instructor (CYI), Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor (CICI) and/or the Certified Strength Training Specialist (CSTS). Accreditation through this prestigious third-party external agency demonstrates NCCPT's commitment to comply with NCCA's Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body affiliated with the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. By obtaining this accreditation for its certifications, the NCCPT joins an elite group of more than 120 organizations with over 270 programs that have been accredited by the NCCA.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to applying to take the certification exam. Applicants must also show proof of a valid CPR card in order to sit for the exam.

What you need to bring with you on the day of the exam

Exam Results

Only candidates who achieve a passing score on their exam(s) will obtain the certification. View candidate handbook for more information.

Canceling or Rescheduling the Exam

Click here to view the timetable and applicable fees to cancel or reschedule an exam.

Certification Designation
Certified Personal Trainer CPT
Certified Group Exercise Instructor CGxI
Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor CICI
Certified Yoga Instructor CYI
Certified Strength Training Specialist CSTS

Special Accommodations

To request a special accommodation, contact NCCPT for assistance at +1 (877) 355-1640 and/or submit the Request for Special Accommodations form to

Also refer to candidate handbook for any additional information: Candidate Handbook

Study Guide & Exam Preparation

The NCCPT recommends that you adequately prepare before attempting your exam. There are numerous educational exam study packages available to candidates through NCCPT's partnership with ISSA and through other media available in the market. These materials are designed to help candidates prepare for the NCCA accredited exams. Purchase of any study materials is not required to sit for the NCCA accredited NCCPT certifications, nor does it guarantee a passing result on the exam.

We have provided a list of open resources you can utilize to prepare here.

For more information about the program consult the Candidate Handbook.

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