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NASM has become a second family to me and I am so glad I chose to go with the best!”

– Amber Boyd, NASM Master Trainer,

I am forever thankful to NASM for providing me with the best education to successfully improve my clients’ lives. Every day I get to do what I love!”

– Crystal Reeves, NASM Master Trainer,

NASM has provided me with the knowledge and support to help others reach their goals.”

– James Westphal, NASM Master Trainer,

For more than 35 years, NASM has been the first choice around the world for people to turn their passion for fitness into paychecks. NASM has proven to be the industry leader in certifying tomorrow’s fitness leaders today.

As a Certified Personal Trainer, you’ll set your own hours, be your own boss, work in a gym instead of an office, and do what you love every day.

And with our new and improved content, you’re getting the latest the industry has to offer. The updated NASM Certified Personal Trainer program provides aspiring fitness professionals with the most up-to-date science and content about exercise technique, instruction, and program design—all coming together to help set a firm foundation for your future in fitness.

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Need more reasons to get certified through NASM? Here's 8 more reasons:

Job Guarantee

As part of the Premium Self-Study and All-Inclusive programs, NASM guarantees you'll find a job within 90 days of your CPT certification, or your money back4.

Top Choice of Gyms

In a third-party survey, fitness club managers agreed that NASM develops the most qualified trainers5. Plus, NASM personal trainers often earn more than their peers6.

Simple & Effective Training

With NASM's Optimum Performance Training Model®, you'll have a systematic approach to developing personalized, and unique training plans that allow for predictable outcomes for all your clients.

Two Exam Options

We’re proud to announce our Certified Personal Trainer program now includes two exam options, the NCCA-Accredited Personal Trainer Certification (NCCA exam) and the NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (non-proctored exam), providing you more choices to fit your needs.


With the NASM Certified Personal Trainer All-Inclusive program, you have the option to receive 80 hours of on-site experience with actual fitness clients, including weekly online and practical assignments incorporating fitness training services, typical facility tasks, and mentoring. 

Career Preparation

84% of NASM Certified Personal Trainers feel the Certified Personal Training program adequately prepared them for a fitness related profession7.

Unparalleled Support

Our Premium Self-Study and All-Inclusive programs offer 1-on-1 support with a coach and a mentor to assist you.

Learn At Your Own Pace

Study around your busy life. With our online platform, you can work towards your goals whenever you want, wherever you want.

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1 Since 2005 across all programs and specializations.
2 Ascend Learning "NASM annual CSAT survey." Nov. 2017. n=3842.
3 Bureau of Labor, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm.
4 Terms and conditions apply to the NASM Job Guarantee and can be found in the T&Cs (Section 5).
5 Results of study conducted by MarketLab, a third-party researcher, in May-June 2016, sampling U.S.-based Club Managers.
6 Median income for NASM certified trainers is based on respondents to an NASM 2016 survey who identified themselves as full-time trainers and who provided income data (respondents who did not report an income or reported an income under minimum wage have been excluded), compared to industry median income for full-time personal trainers as reported by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Statistics for 2015 available at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9031.00 (last visited March 30, 2017).
7 Ascend Learning "NASM annual CSAT survey." Nov. 2017. n=3842.