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Not only is NASM the first choice among health clubs nationwide1, but our trainers earn higher salaries2.

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Our scientific, evidence-based Optimum Performance Training Model takes the guesswork out and helps you produce remarkable results for clients.

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As part of the All-Inclusive Program, NASM guarantees you'll find a job within 90 days of your CPT certification, or your money back3.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

NASM offers a 28-day Return period in which a request for cancellation can be made. For more details, please reference the NASM Terms & Conditions by clicking here.

There are 120 test questions, in which 20 are research questions and do not count toward or against the final score. There is a 2-hour time limit and you must pass with a 70% or better.

Yes. Dependent upon which package was purchased, you may have 1 or more practice exams available to you for the duration of your enrollment period. You can locate the practice exam via your NASM Student Portal.

NASM offers college course CEU credits on a per unit basis. For example, a semester long Anatomy course worth 3 units would provide 0.3 NASM CEUs (up to a maximum of 1.5 CEUs). Please provide a copy of an official transcript with your recertification application submission.

NASM recommends the following organizations- American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, St. John Ambulance, Emergency Care & Safety Institute or Emergency Medical Technician.

Currently, all CPR/AED require hands-on assessment. Online courses will not be accepted unless a hands-on component is included.

1 Results of study conducted by MarketLab, a third-party researcher, in May-June 2016, sampling U.S.-based Club Managers who use, or expressed awareness of, any one or more of the industry certification providers.

2 NASM trainer and specialization income data source: 2015 survey of personal trainers. Industry median income data source: 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data from http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9031.00.

3 *Terms and conditions apply. Excludes Life Time Academy programs, Master Trainer Summit, Recertification, & Exam Only programs. Cannot be combined with other offers. $25 down is available on phone orders only, and valid on orders of $499 or more. Orders made outside the United States and Canada are not eligible for payment plan. The balance will be divided into 11 monthly payments and first payment will be due November 15, 2018.