To renew your NCCA Accredited Certification, the following requirements must be met within your certification active dates. Please see the Recertification Manual here.
|Programs||Renewal CEU Requirements|
|NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer||2.0|
|Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor||2.0|
|Certified Strength Training Specialist||2.0|
|Certified Group Exercise Instructor||2.0|
|Certified Yoga Instructor||2.0|
Please choose which NCCPT accredited certification program you would like. We offer Personal Trainer (CPT), Group Exercise Instructor (CGxI), Indoor Cycling Instructor (CICI), Strength Training Specialist (CSTS) and Yoga Instructor (CYI). Click here to view options under NCCA Accredited Certifications.
If you do not wish to obtain any study materials, you may purchase just the Exam Only through the NCCPT site.
Purchase of any study materials is not required to sit for the NCCA accredited NCCPT certifications, nor does it guarantee a passing result on the exam. If you would like to study materials, they can be purchased through ISSA or other media available through the market. You may also call (800) 892-4772 and select 1 on the call menu to speak to an ISSA representative.
We were acquired by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). All of our specialty programs, continuing education courses (CEUs) and study materials for the accredited certifications are now available through ISSA's website.
NCCPT offers 5 NCCA accredited exams for purchase. However, the purchase of study materials is not a requirement to sit for any of the NCCA accredited exams and does not guarantee a successful passing of the exam. Specific study materials are no longer developed by NCCPT, but are readily available through ISSA and other media on the market.
Yes! If you recently purchased a course through the NCCPT website, prior to the courses being removed, your study materials will be located in your NCCPT account.
Some of the courses are exactly the same and some of the courses have had additional educational material added to them. Please contact ISSA at (800) 892-4772 and speak to a representative to find out what particular course might include. Select 1 when prompted by the call menu.
Although not required in order to sit for the NCCPT exams, study material for the NCCA exams is available through ISSA and through other media available on the market.
Please call (800) 892-4772, follow the prompts on the call menu and press 4.
Accredited certifications will be generated in your NCCPT account upon successful completion of the exams so we feel it is necessary to list the renewal requirements to maintain any of the certifications you may have acquired. Certificants may obtain their CEUs through ISSA or another agency of their choice and petition those CEUs for approval towards their recertification.
Yes. Courses purchased through ISSA will be completed through your ISSA account. You will be prompted to create an ISSA account after you select your courses and proceed to the checkout process.
All NCCPT certifications are NCCA nationally accredited. The NCCA stands for the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Certification programs accredited by the NCCA have met certain national standards in terms of exam development, scoring and test administration. Please click here to learn more about the NCCA.
Certifications through ISSA are nationally recognized but not nationally accredited. We recommend you ask your employer or potential employer what is required by their facility so that you may make the right choice for you.
Yes, you must be 18 or older prior to applying to take the certification exam.