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The National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF) Certified Personal Trainer Credential has been reviewed and received accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accrediting board for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The prestigious NCCA accreditation serves as an external audit to help to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the evaluation of all facets of the certification program and the organizations that assess professional competency. The NCCA uses a peer review process to:

  • Establish accreditation standards
  • Evaluate compliance with the standards
  • Recognize organizations/programs which demonstrate compliance
  • Serve as a resource on quality certification

NCCA's Role

Based on sound principles, NCCA standards are optimal and comprehensive criteria for organizational process and performance. The standards used by the NCCA are designed to be broadly recognized, objective, and current benchmarks for certifying bodies to achieve and by which they operate.

The NCSFBC publishes its annual exam report for the prior year in the 1st quarter of each year. The NCSFBC reports on form development, the publishing of new forms, and aggregate data for annual testing cycles. This information is also presented to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in compliance with annual accreditation requirements.