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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 30 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you’re getting the latest the industry has to offer compared to other fitness certification programs that run on outdated information. The updated NASM-CPT 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, Guided 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 of your clients.

NCCA Accreditation

The NASM-CPT certification is proudly accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). When you're certified as an NASM-CPT, you'll be a personal trainer of the highest quality.

The Right Experience

Another NASM exclusive. With the NASM-CPT All-Inclusive program, you'll 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.

New & Improved Resources

Our recently updated online course is learning just like you remember it but for the 21st century. It’s 100% online, so you can study anywhere, anytime. Plus, highlight, take notes, and more on any device.

Access to Fitness Experts

Our Guided Study and All-Inclusive CPT programs offer unlimited access to NASM coaches. They will answer questions and offer support as you go through the course.

4 Weeks is All You Need

With NASM’s new and improved Personal Trainer Certification, you will be prepared for anything the fitness industry throws at you in as few as 4 weeks.

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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.
  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.