Become a Certified Group Exercise Instructor

About The Group Fitness Instructor Certification

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?

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 0.8 units.

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

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

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Group Exercise Manual - (PDF)

Sample Test (PDF)

Study Guide (PDF)

Group Exercise Manual - hard copy

Sample Test & Study Guide - hard copies





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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?

  • 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 the first time. 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.
  • You must score a 74% or higher to pass and get the group ex certification.
  • Retake exams must be purchased separately.

CEUs Accepted by:

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Course Supplements

Instructional Manual


Study Guide


Sample Test


About the Author

GroupX Author

Debra Weldon is a professional in the field of health and fitness and has inspired people to live a healthy lifestyle since 1974. Her passion for health and fitness led her to become a group fitness Instructor. She strongly believes in the necessity for an active lifestyle, encompassing a balance of all the compulsory components of fitness. Over the years it has given her great satisfaction to share her existing knowledge, strong experience and enthusiasm with the highest standard of service, safety and professionalism to those desiring a lifestyle of physical well-being. She is experienced in teaching a wide variety of classes including strength and conditioning, endurance training, flexibility, weight loss and functional training.

Debra is both a successful Group Fitness Coordinator and Director; certified as an Aerobics Instructor, Mat Pilates Instructor and Cycling Instructor through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, (AFFA). She also holds certifications in Strength and Functional Training through Fit Tour and as a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council for Personal Trainers (NCCPT)

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