What are Personal Trainer Certifications? Certifications explained...
ACE-certified Professionals are the most sought after and respected fitness instructors in the world. Known for their inspiration, dedication and knowledge, they train and educate their clients on safe and effective exercise techniques and motivate them to achieve healthier lifestyles.
The American Council on Exercise is the largest nonprofit fitness certification and education provider in the world. Widely recognized as "America's Authority on Fitness," ACE continually sets standards and protects the public against unqualified fitness professionals and unsafe or ineffective fitness products, programs and trends.
Since its founding in 1985, ACE has certified more than 200,000 health and fitness professionals in the United States and 77 other countries. ACE certification exams are standardized, broad-based tests of the knowledge necessary to safely and effectively instruct one on one, lead group exercise, and consult on lifestyle and weight-management issues.
CSCS® Certification and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®)
The NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) certifications are the first nationally accredited certification programs in the fitness industry. Awarded only after passing a rigorous and challenging exam administered by an independent examination service, the credentials are widely respected and internationally recognized. Having received the full approval of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the credentials are regarded as the Credentials of Distinction among fitness professionals.
ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor®
The ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor® (HFI) is a professional qualified to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for apparently healthy individuals and individuals with controlled disease. The HFI is skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors for health promotion.