Making the choice to become a personal trainer is easy. However, choosing the best personal trainer certification is a bit more challenging. Check out this side-by-side analysis of some of the top personal training certifications to help make the choice easier.
We analyze the important considerations for choosing a CPT such as NCCA accreditation, the gold standard for fitness certifications; price, including the study materials and cost of the exam; expected study time; CEU requirements and how much continuing education you need to maintain a certification; average income of trainers with that certification, and more.
Take a close look at popular certification bodies such as NASM- National Academy of Sports Medicine; ACE– The American Council on Exercise; FM – Fitness Mentors; NSCA– National Strength and Conditioning Association; ACSM– American College of Sports Medicine; NESTA– National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association,
And NCCPT- National Council for Certified Personal Trainers; NCSF– National Council on Strength & Fitness; ISSA– International Sports Sciences Association; AFAA– Athletics and Fitness Association of America; NFPT– National Federation of Professional Trainers.