The NCCPT CB develops and administers certification programs. Applicants who achieve a passing score from a PSI Testing Center on the final exam are awarded a certification. The NCCPT CB only awards the designated title of 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) to those individuals who meet the ethical conduct, professional behavior and examination requirements set forth by the NCCPT CB. Only individuals who take and pass the final exam(s) at a PSI testing center or a qualified library are permitted to use the perspective designation they passed.
The following Policies and Procedures pertain to the certification(s).
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The mission of the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers Certification Board (“NCCPT CB”) is to determine entry-level competence of the fitness professional who will provide safe and effective fitness programs to the public.
The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers Certification Board (NCCPT CB) oversees and establishes entry level performance measures and standards of continuing educational development for professional health and fitness professionals. The NCCPT CB only awards the designated title to only those individuals who meet the, ethical conduct, professional behavior, and examination requirements set forth by the NCCPT CB. The NCCPT CB only awards the designated title of CPT, CGxI, CICI, CYI and/or CSTS to those individuals who meet the ethical conduct, professional behavior and examination requirements set forth by the NCCPT CB. Only individuals who meet the ethical conduct, professional behavior, examination and recertification requirements are permitted to use the designated certification marks of CPT, CGxI, CICI, CYI and/or CSTS.
Maintaining your certification is not only a part of being a fitness professional, but ensures that your clients/students 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 Task Analysis Studies.
How often do I need to recertify?
NCCPT Certified Fitenss Professionals must recertify every two (2) years. This ensures that NCCPT credential holders are current with the best-practice guidelines and the specific knowledge, skills and abilities described in the most recent Job Task Analysis Studies.
How to recertify?
Renewal Form when everything is completed, download the form, fill it out and send it to NCCPT Certification Board along with certificates and/or proof of completion of your CEU's.
NCCPT ATTN: Certification Board
3481 Old Conejo Road #102,
Newbury Park, CA 91320
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.
If you would like to verify the current validity of a credential, please contact the NCCPT at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For PSI testing center instructions click here.
Bring to testing center
Current, valid Emergency Cardiac Care(CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification from:
If you do not pass the exam(s), the exam(s) 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 passing & aggregate scoring 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 email@example.com. All submissions must be received by the NCCPT CB five business days prior to the exam date. Click Here for the Request for Special Accommodations Form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that eligible NCPPT CPT certification examination candidates are not required to purchase, enroll or participate in any NCCPT educational offering.
|David Hoptar, CPT (NCCPT CPT and CSTS)||Director||2016-2019|
|John Iriye||Public Member||2016-2019|
|Geno Carignan (NCCPT CPT and CSTS)||Chair||2017-2020|
|Khalid McLeod (NCCPT CPT and CSTS)||Director||2018-2021|
|Mike Hibner (NCCPT CPT, CSTS and CICI)||Director||2017-2020|
|Victor Verhage (NCCPT CPT, CGxI and CSTS)||Director||2017-2020|
|Pamela Lyttle (NCCPT CGxI and CICI)||Director||2018-2021|
|Janine Mitchell (NCCPT CYI)||Director||2018-2021|
|Solvei McKenna (NCCPT CYI)||Director||2019-2022|
|Debra Weldon (NCCPT CGxI and CICI)||Director||2019-2022|