NCCPT Certification Board (CB)

The NCCPT CB develops and administers the CPT program. Applicants who achieve a passing score from a PSI Testing Center on the CPT exam are awarded a certification as a CPT. Successful applicants must designate this credential as CPT. The following Policies and Procedures pertain to the CPT certification.

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Mission Statement

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

Objective Statement

The NCCPT CB oversees the comprehensive credentialing process that attests to the personal trainer’s competencies and establishes standards of continuing educational development for certified personal trainers.

CPT Recertification

Maintaining your certification is not only a part of being a professional certified personal trainer, but ensures that your clients are constantly receiving the most up to date science. Continuing education programs are intended to develop the knowledge and skills associated to health and fitness, encourage continued competence, and enrichment of professional skills beyond the levels required for entry-level practice. Continuing education activities must focus on increasing knowledge, skills and abilities as defined in the Job Analysis Study.

How often do I need to recertify?

NCCPT CPT’s must recertify every two (2) years. This ensures that NCCPT CPT’s are current with the best-practice guidelines and the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the most recent Job Analysis Study.

How to recertify?

Pay your renewal fee on or before your expiration date. Our current renewal fee is $75 if paid on time, $100 if paid after your expiration date.

Verify a Certification

If you would like to verify the current validity of a credential, please contact the NCCPT with the following items:

The NCCPT will not be able to verify a credential without all the items listed above. Please call 800-778-6060 during normal business hours or email your request to


  1. Please print and review the NCCPT CPT Candidate Handbook for information regarding testing procedures. For information on the exam please review the Policies and Procedures Handbook.

  2. Register for exam by calling PSI at 1-800-211-2754.

    • You will be eligible to schedule your exam three (3) business days after enrollment with NCCPT.
    • Click Here to find a PSI location near you.
  3. Bring to testing center

    • Valid, current Photo ID
    • Current, valid Emergency Cardiac Care(CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification from:

      • American Heart Association
      • American Red Cross
      • American Safety and Health Institue
      • St. John Ambulance
      • Emergency Care & Safety Institue
      • Emergency Medical Technican

If you do not pass the exam, , the CPT exam can be taken up to three times in a 12-month period. This 12-month period begins on the first exam date. There is a fee for each re-take of the examination. Payment of this fee is required prior to authorization to scheduling a new test time. Information on the establishment of NCCPT CPT passing score & CPT aggregate score information can be found inside the NCCPT Exam Candidate Handbook.

If you need to reschedule your exam appointment, you must call PSI with more than a 24-hour notice or you will be charged a late cancellation fee. If you do not show for an exam appointment, you will be required to pay a no-show fee.

Need Special Accommodations?

Requests may be sent to All submissions must be received by the NCCPT CB five business days prior to the exam date. Click Here for the Special Accommodations Form.

NCCPT CB - Provider Program

Become an approved Continuing Education provider. The NCCPT CB Provider Program is designed to provide reputable continuing education opportunities to NCCPT certified professionals, through a variety of sources that support and uphold the NCCPT CB’s high standards.

Continuing Education Provider Benefits:

To become an Approved Continuing Education Provider, Click Here

For additional information about becoming a NCCPT CB approved provider, please contact the NCCPT Certification Board at


Please note that eligible NCPPT CPT certification examination candidates are not required to purchase, enroll or participate in any NCCPT educational offering.

NCCPT-CB Board of Directors

Name Position Term
David Hoptar, CPT Director 2016-2019
Rich Drengberg Director 2017-2020
John Iyre Public Member 2016-2019
Geno Carignan, CPT Chair 2017-2020
Debra Weldon, CPT Director 2017-2020
Mike Hibner, CPT Director 2017-2020
Victor Verhage, CPT Director 2017-2020

Contact Us
(800) 778-6060

3481 Old Conejo Rd. #102,
Newbury Park, CA 91320

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