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Interested in Becoming a Personal Trainer?

Good for you! It’s one of the most exciting and satisfying careers you can have. The first step is earning a personal training certification. And NASM is the right certification company to choose.

After all, we’ve been the top choice with fitness pros around the world for more than 30 years. Plus, employers agree that NASM Certified Personal Trainers (NASM-CPTs) are better prepared to actively start their fitness career.

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Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Become an NASM Certified Personal Trainer in as few as 4 weeks — set your own hours and enjoy the job security of working in an industry that’s expected to grow by 10% through 2026.

How to Get Started

Free Certified Personal Trainer
Course Preview

 

Our newly updated Certified Personal Trainer Program is the most comprehensive, revolutionary program on the market. Sign up to get immediate access to your FREE course preview and check out our world-class, digital learning platform.

 

Not sure which program is right for you?

Take our 5 question quiz to find your perfect CPT package.

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Your Results

Certified Personal Trainer : Self-Study

$79 /month

Interest-free payment plans


or


$899

  • NCCA Accredited Exam
  • NASM-CPT Digital Textbook
  • Content Learning Videos
  • Exercise Video Library
  • Practice Exams & Quizzes

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Your Results

Certified Personal Trainer : Premium Self-Study

$107 /month

Interest-free payment plans


or


$1199

  • NCCA Accredited Exam
  • NASM-CPT Digital Textbook
  • Exercise Coaching Demonstrations
  • Job Guarantee
  • One-year NASM EDGE Trainer Plus

Have questions? Call 1-800-460-6276 to speak to a Program Advisor

Your Results

Certified Personal Trainer : Guided Study

$143 /month

Interest-free payment plans


or


$1599

  • Job Guarantee
  • One-year NASM EDGE Trainer Plus
  • 10-Week, Instructor-Led Course
  • Certification Exam Retest
  • NASM-CPT Hardcopy Textbook

Have questions? Call 1-800-460-6276 to speak to a Program Advisor

Your Results

Certified Personal Trainer : All-Inclusive

$243 /month

Interest-free payment plans


or


$2699

  • Job Guarantee
  • One-year NASM EDGE Trainer Plus
  • Certification Exam Retest
  • Gymternship
  • Recertify for Life

Have questions? Call 1-800-460-6276 to speak to a Program Advisor

FAQs


In addition to getting your CPR/AED Cert through NASM, you can get your required CPR/AED certifications through the following organizations: American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, St. John Ambulance, Emergency Care & Safety Institute or Emergency Medical Technician.

NASM recognizes that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is very limited availability of hands-on skills assessments for CPR/AED certifications. NASM will be temporarily waiving the hands-on skills assessment requirement and accepting online only CPR/AED courses. This waiver applies to exam candidates and professionals recertifying their credentials. This waiver will be in effect until the CDC and government recommendations for social distancing have been lifted in the United States. Once the social distancing orders have been lifted, there will be a 60-day window before the hands-on requirement will be reinstated. NASM recommends that anyone who certified or recertified during the Waiver Period obtain the hands-on skills assessment once available to avoid any insurance or liability issues, which could arise due to the lack of such training. Please note: The online course must still include Adult CPR and AED.

Yes. Your CPT Exam expires 180 days from the date of enrollment. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this exam is currently being administered both online and in-person, depending on your location.

No, we do not offer insurance to trainers. However, NASM has partnered with Next Insurance, an innovator in the insurance space who provides affordable, comprehensive, and easy-to-use insurance for personal trainers. Click here to learn more about insurance for trainers.

Yes. Dependent upon which package was purchased, you may have 1 or more practice exams available to you for the duration of your enrollment period. You can locate the practice exam via your NASM Student Portal.

Yes, NASM does offer Special Accommodations for the CPT Exam. NASM complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In order to ensure the opportunity for all qualified persons, NASM will make reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities that might affect their NASM-certification exam taking. Please click here to learn more about the certification exam.

No, the exam preparation material is not required to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer examination. The exam blueprint provides a breakdown of all the knowledge, skills and abilities that will be included on the examination.

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