Welcome to step 2 of the Personal Trainer Success Guide..
In step 1 we tried to figure out what kind of trainer you are… which was hopefully helpful to you so that you are now able to better evaluate what career path in the fitness world you’d like to take.
In this step, we will cover everything around Personal Training Certification.
NCCA Accredited Certification or Personal Training Degree?
This question can only be answered by each individual, it depends on what you want to achieve, where you want to work etc. The NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) certifies programs that meet high standards. NCCA accredited certification programs are the most-widely recognized in the industry. There are other organizations that offer accreditation but these programs almost never carry a lot of weight when it comes to job interviews.
It is definitely recommended to choose a program that is NCCA accredited as you will have no trouble finding a job.
NCCA Accredited Organizations For Personal Training Certifications:
For a list of all NCCA accredited organizations please refer to this page:
NCCA Accredited Organizations
The Most Popular NCCA Accredited Certification Organizations:
The most popular organizations are without a doubt:
ACSM, NASM & NSCA a.k.a “The Big 3″
In the United States NASM is the most popular one, even required by some Gyms to get a job there.
Get Certified Now:
Please read our reviews of the most popular Certification Organizations to choose the right one for you.