The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) is a subsidiary/affiliate entity of the ISSA. The NCCPT functions autonomously from the ISSA with regard to the establishment and refinement of all essential decisions governing the NCCPT certification programs. This includes but is not limited to, certification eligibility requirements, recertification requirements,disciplinary determinations, examination development, examination administration, examination scoring, and selection of subject matter experts. The NCCPT Certification Board (CB) has final decision-making authority over the complete examination development cycle, which includes practice analysis (i.e., job analysis or role delineation), exam content outline, item writing,item review, development of exam forms, standard setting (i.e., cut score study), exam administration, exam scoring, candidate score reporting, and data analysis and exam technical reports. The NCCPT shall function autonomously with respect to its credentialing criteria, policies and procedures, administration, time, place, and frequency of its meetings, election of officers and members, and all other lawful activities. The NCCPT shall have no role in developing exam review materials, educational resources or conducting educational programs that maybe used by candidates pursuing successful completion of the certification program.

The NCCPT CB develops and administers certification programs:Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Group Exercise Instructor (CGxI), Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor (CICI), Certified Yoga Instructor (CYI) and/or Certified Strength Training Specialist (CSTS).

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers Certification Board ("NCCPT CB") is to determine entry-level competence of the fitness training professional who will provide safe and effective programs to the public.

The NCCPT believes that the health and fitness of our society can be significantly improved by the success of certified personal professionals. Efforts to stem the tide of poor health and physical decline are multiplied exponentially as certified professionals disseminate NCCPT principles and methods to their clients, peers and associates. The mission of the NCCPT is to inspire certified personal trainers to positively impact the quality of life of each individual with whom they come in contact.NCCPT is unconditionally committed to providing quality certification and recertification programs for competent practice in the heath, sports and fitness specialties, advancing the fitness industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of creating a stronger, healthier world.

The objectives of NCCPT are to be recognized as a leader in:

NCCPT CB Board of Directors

Name Position Term
Mike Barton Chair 2020-2022
Khalid McLeod (NCCPT CPT and CSTS) Vice Chair 2020-2022
Geno Carignan (NCCPT CPT and CSTS) Director 2020-2022
David Hoptar, CPT (NCCPT CPT and CSTS) Secretary/Treasurer 2019-2022
Mike Hibner (NCCPT CPT, CSTS and CICI) Director 2020-2022
Victor Verhage (NCCPT CPT, CGxI and CSTS) Director 2022-2022
Pamela Lyttle (NCCPT CGxI and CICI) Director 2018-2021
Janine Mitchell (NCCPT CYI) Director 2018-2021
Solvei McKenna (NCCPT CYI) Director 2018-2021
Mary Anna Kittredge Public Member 2021-2023
Debra Weldon (NCCPT CGxI and CICI) Director 2019-2022

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