Code of Ethics

When you order any NCCPT (or NCCPT affiliate) educational or business program, you accept and agree to adhere to the NCCPT Code of Ethics. You hereby certify that the information given to NCCPT is true, complete and correct. You acknowledge if any of this information is later determined to be false, NCCPT reserves the right to revoke any certification or certificate that has been granted by the NCCPT or any of its affiliates. You further acknowledge that NCCPT certification or certificate does not certify or in any way guarantee the quality of your work as an NCCPT-certified professional. You therefore agree to indemnify and hold harmless NCCPT, its officers, directors and staff from any claims due to negligent acts, omissions, or faulty advice that you may give to clients as a NCCPT certified professional. You further recognize that NCCPT is not responsible for any actions or damages incurred or taken by any person arising out of your work, intentions or actions as a NCCPT certified professional.

As an NCCPT Certified Fitness Professional you must recognize the importance of a set standard and scope professional and ethical conduct in providing training services to clientele and the general public. Professional and ethical concerns or issues arise when professionalism and ethics are either not known or not fully understood. The NCCPT Code of Ethics represents a professional standard that must be upheld at all times when performing the duties of a fitness professional.

Certified Fitness Professionals:

Reporting of Conduct Violations

In order to ensure the validity and professional significance of the NCCPT Certification and processes, certified and non-related or non-certified individuals are asked to report concerns regarding ethical or professional misconduct by NCCPT Certified Fitness Professionals to the Certification Board’s Ethics and Appeals Committee, for consideration. This will help to ensure the professional fitness practice of NCCPT Certified Fitness Professionals and fair treatment of public members, employers and clientele. The identity of all involved parties whether reporting ethical or professional misconduct or accused of such misconduct will remain private and undisclosed to any other individual or entity unless legal procedures require such disclosure. Factual evidence must be collected and submitted in order for any disciplinary action to be mandated by the Certification Board.

Report conduct violations and concerns by completing and submitting the Report of Conduct Violations Form available at our forms page, at All responses to the Ethics and Appeals Committee regarding professional and ethical misconduct must be in writing. Correspondences from the Certification Board will also be provided in writing. In the event a disciplinary action is deemed necessary, the accused party or parties will have 30 days to file an appeal to the Ethics and Appeals Committee for consideration. The goal of the Ethics and Appeals Committee is to ensure ethical and professional practice and conduct by setting forth fair and reasonable expectations for NCCPT Certified Fitness Professional and creating an avenue for enforcement of these expectations.

It is the policy of the NCCPT Certification Board that no exam candidate for any certification or certificate be discriminated against based upon race, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin or ethnicity.


The purpose of the CPT, CYI, CGxI, CSTS and the CICI credentials is to demonstrate that candidates have met established criteria for each credential established by the NCCPT Certification Board and the criteria will ensure certain standards are met in order to safe guard the public.

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