Become a CPT

BECOME A TOP-NOTCH CERTIFIED
PERSONAL TRAINER

  • Benefit from 30 years of industry expertise
  • Guaranteed Job Placement
  • Study from the comfort of home

Sign up to learn more about our NEWLY UPDATED Certified Personal Trainer Program and save up to 70%!

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

– James Westphal, NASM Master Trainer,
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HOW TO BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER

Jumpstart Your Journey

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Jumpstart Your Journey

Ready to dive into a career you love? Our comprehensive programs and dedicated support team will give you all the tools you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer.

This recently updated course is 100% online, so you can study anywhere, anytime. With new and improved resources, you can highlight, take notes, and more on any device.

CPT 7 Textbook

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Choose the Perfect Program

NASM offers four CPT programs. Pick the learning style that's best for you, from Self-Study to Guided Study to All-Inclusive with mentor support and guaranteed job placement.

With NASM's new and improved Personal Trainer Certification, you'll be prepared for the fitness industry in as few as 4 weeks.

Simple, Interest-Free Payments

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Simple, Interest-Free Payments

NASM offers online, interest-free payment plans that make starting your new career easier than ever. With no credit check and no fees, there's nothing stopping you. Sign up today.

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Be Your Own Boss

You can work in fitness the way you want to and be your own boss. Set your own schedule, work in your gym clothes, and help clients reach their fitness goals as your build on your passions.

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Science = Success

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

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Online, On Your Time

All NASM-CPT packages are 100% digital courses. Whether at home or on the go, you’ll be able to access our world-class content when it fits you the best. From signup to accreditation, you’ll get the benefit of our unmatched digital experience.

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, a 100-question practice final exam with unlimited attempts is included. There are also 124 knowledge checks (mini-quizzes), 23 chapter quizzes, and 6 section reviews to help you master the course content. 

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification must be recertified every two years in order to ensure that NASM-CPTs stay up-to-date with current best-practice guidelines and skills. To recertify, you will be required to earn 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs (20 contact hours) every two year certification period. This includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification.

To be eligible, you must have a high school degree or GED. You're also required to have a current CPR and AED certification before you take the NASM-CPT exam; however, you may enroll in the course before having your CPR/AED certification.

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.

At this time, we have waived the hands-on requirement for CPR/AED. 

1 *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.