from NASM will keep you in top form.
To continue with the career you love, it’s a requirement to recertify every two years.
Fortunately, passion meets preparation with NCCA-accredited CPT recertification from NASM. Our continuing education programs will ensure you’re current with best-practice guidelines. They also promote continued competence, development of knowledge and skills, and enhancement of professionalism and judgment beyond what is required for entry-level practice.
As an NASM-CPT, you are required to maintain your current CPR and AED certifications, as well as earn 2.0 CEUs (20 hours) of approved continuing education focused on increasing knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of client:
- Exercise technique
- Program design
- Client relations and administration
- Professional practice and responsibility
How To Recertify
- Log into your NASM account and click on the link to the NASM CPT Recertification Portal.
- Click on My CEUs under the Continuing Ed. Section in the left menu column.
- Enter your CEUs by choosing Provider/Petition CEUs or Add Other CEUs
- If you have taken any NASM developed courses, they will automatically be listed in Category A.
- Include documentation of continuing education courses completed (e.g., certificates of completion). A total of 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs are required.
- Include a copy of the front and back of your adult CPR and AED certification.
- Click on Renewal under the Certifications section in left menu column.
- Check the box next to your CPT expiration date and click on Renew or Certify for Life.
- You will be directed to the NASM checkout cart to pay your recertification fee.* A verification email will be sent once your application has been received.
Want to permanently avoid renewal fees?
Opt for NASM’s one-time recertification fee, instead. NASM’s Recertify for Life
program gives NASM Certified Personal Trainers the opportunity to avoid renewal fees with a one-time payment of only $299. Can you afford to wait?
How often do I need to recertify?
To support NASM's commitment to protect health and safety, the NASM-CPT certification must be recertified every two (2) years.
What does CEU represent?
CEU is an acronym for Continuing Education Unit. CEUs are based upon contact hours. Contact hours are defined by the number of clock hours spent in direct participation in a structured educational format. One (1) contact hour is equivalent to point-one (0.1) CEU.
Can I recertify if my current certification has expired?
The NASM CPT credential will expire if all recertification requirements have not been met by the certification expiration date. Recertification applications will be accepted up to one year from the certification expiration date if all continuing education courses have been completed before or within 90 days of the certification expiration date.
A late fee is charged for applications received up to 90 days post expiration. After the 90 days, an additional fee is applied and the recertification application must be received before one year after credential expiration.
How do I find a list of NASM approved providers and CEUs?
To locate NASM-approved CEUs. Visit our Course Providers page by clicking here.
Does NASM accept courses that are not preapproved?
Continuing education courses not preapproved with NASM can be reviewed by petition only. A $25 nonrefundable administrative fee is required for each course/event petitioned.
What happens if my recertification submission is selected for audit?
There will be a random audit performed on all recertification applications submitted. If your application is chosen for audit, you will have 30 days to submit all supporting documentation to the NASM Recertification Department.
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