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Personal Trainer Certification

The NETA, NCCA Accredited Certified Personal Trainer Certification is designed for trainers who wish to instruct clients individually or in small groups.

Congratulations on taking the first step to become a Certified Personal Trainer! is excited that you chose to work with us on your journey toward Personal Trainer Certification. Becoming NETA certified can be an important stride in becoming recognized as a competent fitness professional across all avenues, including our popular Group Exercise Certification focus. Those who become a Certified Personal Trainer through NETA learn how to safely challenge and motivate clients to reach their fitness goals. The curriculum and exams are continuously updated to stay on the cutting edge of the fitness industry. Topics include:

  • NCCA AccreditedExercise Science
  • Health & Fitness Assessments
  • Exercise Programming for Healthy Adults
  • Exposure to Cardiovascular & Strength Training Equipment
  • Dynamics of Communication & Leadership Skills

Attaining the NETA NCCA Accredited, Personal Trainer Certification demonstrates to potential employers your commitment to the profession.

NETA offers 2 options to become a Certified Personal Trainer:

  • Attend a 2-day exam preparation workshop and receive 14 hours of lecture, demonstrations and practical hands-on applications. Workshop participants gain the technical knowledge and leadership skills needed to implement effective, motivational and safe exercise programming for clients. Exam administered at the end of the workshop.
  • Register with NETA for the “Test Only” option and challenge the exam at over 500 Comira Testing Centers all across the US.
  • NETA provides extensive learning and exam preparation materials to make learning efficient, effective and enjoyable.

    **Note NETA does not require one to attend a workshop or to purchase NETA study materials to be eligible to take the Personal Trainer Certification exam. Exam only options are available at Comira Testing Centers with over 500 locations across the US.

    Fees Early Bird* $399
    Standard $449
    On-site $459
    *Early bird discount if you register 30 days prior to workshop *Price includes Certification Exam

    Register now!

    Times Saturday: Check-in @ 7:45 am, Workshop @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: Workshop @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    End times may vary depending on class size.
    Credits 14 NETA (if NETA Group Fitness Certified), 1.4 ACE, 11 AFAA, 1.4 NASM
    NETA certifications require preparation and study prior to taking the exam. If you are registering for a Personal Trainer Certification we strongly recommend that you purchase the NETA Fitness Professionals Manual (Item# 135) and the Fitness Professional's Workbook for Personal Trainers (Item #16).

    Recommended NETA FITNESS PROFESSIONAL'S MANUAL, 4th Edition (2014)
    Order and study the materials 30 days in advance.
    This new and improved manual is designed to help you prepare for the Personal Trainer or the Group Exercise Instructor certification. The manual includes 25 chapters with over 350 pages focusing on topics such as communication, behavioral change, exercise science (e.g., anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology), principles of nutrition and weight management, health screening and fitness assessment, exercise program design, fundamentals of group exercise, special populations, and legal considerations. Each chapter concludes with review questions to test your knowledge. It is recommended that candidates review the manual for at least 30-45 days prior to the examination.
    Item #135 $59.00
    Order from the NETA Store.

    More than 100 activities including the Personal Trainer Practice Test ($10 value), labeling muscle and bones, matching, fill-in-the-blank and math problems designed to help you master the material in NETA’s The Fitness Professional's Manual. This is an excellent tool to prepare for the Personal Trainer workshop and certification exam.
    Item #16
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    Designed to guide you through a review of the fundamental exercise sciences in preparation for the Personal Trainer certification exam. These modules feature nearly 300 slides encompassing four subject areas including anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. Each section concludes with an interactive quiz providing immediate feedback regarding your success. The exercise science e-learning modules are intended to complement your self-guided study using other materials such as NETA's The Fitness Professional's Manual.
    Item #124
    Order from the NETA Store.
    See the Exercise Science Demo.

    Recommended PERSONAL TRAINER PRACTICE EXAM 50 Questions.
    Item #15
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    Item #966 $39.00
    Order from the NETA Store.

    This package includes the following products and will be shipped:

    • The Fitness Professional's Manual, 4th ed.
    • The Fitness Professional's Workbook for Personal Trainers

    Item # 170 $79.00
    Order from the NETA Store.

    This package includes the following products and will be shipped:

    • The Fitness Professional's Manual, 4th ed.
    • The Fitness Professional's Workbook for Personal Trainers
    • Education Department (1-800-237-6242/ Support
    • Voucher for $10.00 Your First NETA CEC Course

    This package also includes the following online module:

    • Online Exercise Science Review Modules

    Item # 172 $179.00
    Order from the NETA Store.

    - 2014 Exam Candidate Handbook (PDF)
    - Policies & Procedures (PDF)
    - Practice Analysis Development & Validation (PDF)
    - Examination Technical Report (PDF)
    - Re-certification Handbook (PDF)
    - Summary of Certification Activities (PDF)
    - NCCA Certificate Accrediting NETA (PDF)
    - Personal Trainer Study Guide and Schedule (PDF)

    Prerequisite Proof of current CPR or provide proof after exam to receive certificate.
    Test Only
    Register for the Test Only with NETA. Available at Comira testing Centers' 500 lcoations across the U.S. For details, call 1-800-237-6242. Does not include workshop.

    Personal Trainer Certification Test Only
    Item #899 $349

    NETA is an affiliate of the National Board of Fitness Examiners providing you with preparation for NBFE's Personal Training Exam.

    Exam Results can take up to 30 days to receive by USPS First Class Mail. Results cannot be emailed, faxed, or given over the phone.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    For more information, see FAQs on Getting Certified.  



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