Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Certified Group Exercise Instructor

NCCA Accredited

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.0 units.

Fitness professionals who put passion to purpose are always looking for ways to help others get fit and healthy. Step out in front and lead the way towards a healthier future for those who desire a group experience. This fast-paced and dynamic environment calls for outgoing and motivated professionals just like you! Are you ready to get your group training certification and lead?

This is an entry level certification for candidates to safely and effectively teach group exercise in a group class format.

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older with a valid photo ID and valid CPR card.

Purpose:The purpose of the Group Exercise Instructor (CGxI) credential is to demonstrate that candidates have met established criteria for a group exercise instructor established by the NCCPT.

For more information go to the candidate handbook.

If you would like to take your exam at Prometric and do not need any study materials, choose CGxI Exam Only. For optional study materials, choose from the packages below.

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CGxI Packages | Study Materials Exam Only* Online
Study Materials*
Online Premium
Study Materials*
Access to Career Advisers

Exam Attempt

Online Videos

Group Exercise Manual - (PDF)

Sample Test (PDF)

Study Guide (PDF)




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*Packages include one exam attempt, but do not include proctoring fee paid separately to proctor service.

What Can You Expect To Learn From The Study Materials?

  • Understanding the physiological principles behind Group X
  • Identifying and adjusting for health concerns
  • How to adjust for special conditions
  • Preventing class injuries
  • Designing classes for various levels
  • Developing unique choreography
  • Proper Cueing Techniques
  • How to choose and implement the best class equipment

Exam Information

  • There are no prerequisites to take the exam. The NCCPT recommends that you adequately prepare before attempting your exam. We will even provide you with a list of open resources you can utilize to prepare.
  • You will have 6 months to take your exam, after which a late fee will apply.
  • A government photo ID and a valid CPR card are required.
  • You will be given 120 minutes to take the exam.
  • Retake exams must be purchased separately.

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We would be more than happy to answer any question you may have about this course. Please fill out the form below and a Career Adviser will contact you shortly.

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

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