NCCPT Online Study Materials


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NCCPT Online Study Materials

If you are ready to inspire others to get off the couch and get healthy, then it's time to take your first step to becoming a certified personal trainer.

The NCCPT personal training certification was built around the idea that with the right education, fitness professionals can inspire change using every resource within their reach and not be confined to any “one” system of training. Our education provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to create change with every client you meet, using science as your method and NCCPT as your guide.

On May 27, 2016, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted [re]accreditation to the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2003 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry. The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers joins an elite group of more than 120 organizations representing over 270 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation. More information on the NCCA is available online here.

What is included in the package?

Helpful Suggestions

When studying for this course we recommend you read the chapter first and either highlight and/or take notes. After you've read the chapter, watch the corresponding video. We offer a study guide, sample test and Final readiness Quizzes. After you've watched the video we suggest you move on to the Study Guide and answer the questions for that particular chapter. Lastly, go to the Sample Test and assess your knowledge on that particular chapter. Finally, before you go to take your Final Exam, do the Final Exam Readiness Quizzes as if you were taking the exam. No notes, don't look at the book or the videos.

Methodically, progress through the program like this:

For more information go to the candidate handbook.

Exam Information

Certifications only (See additional instructions for Specialty Programs)

All final NCCA accredited certification exam(s) must be taken at a Prometric testing facility. If a Prometric Testing Center is not available or farther than a 60-mile radius, the exam may be taken at a qualified library. For more information about qualified libraries, look below in the section labeled “Library.”

To schedule a certification exam at a PROMETRIC testing facility:

  • You must have an account with the NCCPT. To create an account, go to Make sure the date of birth, first and last name on your valid, government issued ID matches, exactly, the DOB and first and last name in your NCCPT account. The testing center proctor will check this and will not let you test if they are different.
  • The NCCPT must approve your testing request. First, you must log in to your NCCPT account and then click here to submit a PROMETRIC testing request.
  • Once your PROMETRIC request is submitted, you will receive an email notification from the NCCPT with your Eligibility ID within 72 hours. If you do not receive an email from the NCCPT, please check your spam/junk folders.If you do not receive an email from us, contact
  • Follow the instructions provided in the email from us on how to choose a Prometric testing center location, schedule and pay your fee. You will need your Eligibility ID in order to schedule your exam. The fee to PROMETRIC to schedule your exam is $79. You may then select a date and time to take your exam. Please make sure to check that the correct exam, time and time zone are listed.
  • A valid CPR card (or certificate of completion) and valid, government issued photo ID is required to take the exam.
  • Prometric Customer Care is (888)–736-0134

Cancellation and Rescheduling

To cancel or reschedule your exam see below:

Category Cancellation/Reschedule Period Cancellation/Reschedule Fee
1 30 days + before test date none
2 5-29 days before test date $25/cancel/reschedule - collected by Prometric from candidate
3 a) less than 5 days before test date or b) fails to appear for a scheduled test or c) present more than 30 minutes after the scheduled start time for the test is refused admission The full test delievery fee for the cancelled/rescheduled test - to be collected by Prometric from candidate.

Testing Information

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