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Become a CPT


  • Benefit from over 35 years of industry expertise
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  • Study from the comfort of home

Sign up to learn more about our NEWLY UPDATED Certified Personal Trainer program.

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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 me NASM just seems like the perfect choice. I did a lot of research on the different certifications, and I found that the information that they offered really pertained well to my current career as a figure skater and figure skating coach...NASM is well-respected by many different gyms and athletes and fitness coaches. So I chose NASM and very proud of it.”

– Sean Rabbitt
Team USA Figure Skater, NASM CPT


Jumpstart Your Journey


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.

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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


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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You decided to take the next step to become a Certified Personal Trainer

It’s a big decision, and we congratulate you on it. You’ll be changing the world, one client at a time.

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Acquire skills and knowledge

This is not your typical 'science' course. Our Certified Personal Trainer program utilizes an ‘edutainment’ style of learning - making the course fun, easy, and accessible for everyone studying for their personal trainer job! With dozens of Hollywood-style videos and state-of-the-art graphics, you’ll truly enjoy the learning process from start to finish, regardless of your learning style.

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Pass the exam

Successful completion of the final exam is required to become a Certified Personal Trainer. You have 2 exam options:

Option 1. NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (Non-Proctored Exam)
This non-proctored and open-book exam has 100 questions and requires a passing grade of 70%. This exam is administered online only. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam, and you must take the exam within 180 days of your enrollment date.

Option 2. NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NCCA Accredited Certification Exam)
The NCCA is a nationally recognized third-party agency that accredits certification programs which are able to meet and comply with its standards. The NCCA exam is a nationally accredited exam. This closed-book exam has 120 questions. You must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better. This proctored exam can be administered either in-person or online, and you will have 2 hours to complete the test. You must take this exam within 180 days of your enrollment date.

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Off you go!

With NASM’s support, you’ll build your client roster and start making money in almost no time. And our NASM team will be with you every step of the way.


Meet Tomorrow’s Demands Today

The future of fitness is online and our updated resources will equip you with the skills, tools, and strategies necessary to launch, operate, or transition your current fitness or wellness business to a successful coaching business.


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 you build on your passions.


Science = Success

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


Online, On Your Time

All Certified Personal Trainer 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 sign up to exam, you’ll get the benefit of our unmatched digital experience.


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.

You have 2 options for the exam; the number of questions and time to complete is different for each:

Option 1. NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (Non-Proctored Exam)
This non-proctored, open-book exam has 100 exam questions with a passing grade of 70%. This exam is administered online only. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam.

Option 2. NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NCCA Accredited Certification Exam)
For this proctored, closed-book exam, there are a total of 120 exam questions. You must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better. There is a 2 hour time limit.

You will have 180 days from the date of enrollment to take either of the exam options. An extension for the exam can be purchased by contacting NASM Member Services at 1-800-460-6276.

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.

You must recertify/renew every two years to ensure that your Certified Personal Trainer credentials stay up-to-date with current best-practice guidelines and skills. To recertify/renew, you will be required to earn 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs every two-year period. This includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification.

You must have a high school degree or GED. You're also required to have current CPR and AED certification before you take the exam.

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/renewal application submission.

NASM offers an online CPR/AED certification. However, you can meet the required CPR/AED certifications through 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.

Terms and conditions apply to the Job Guarantee and can be found in the T&Cs (Section 5).