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Personal Trainer Certification Program Accreditation


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 assesses professional competency. The NCCA uses a peer review process to:

NCCA Accreditation
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.


We are proud to join the distinguished group of the most prestigious credentialing organizations in the world.


Personal Trainer Certification Program Annual Report


The National Council on Strength & Fitness offers the NCSF CPT examination each week in over 400 testing locations in North America and during three intervals at colleges and universities throughout the United States. In addition the organization offers the International Certified Personal Trainer program throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia.


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.

 NCSF 2012 Annual Exam Report
 NCSF 2013 Annual Exam Report
 NCSF 2014 Annual Exam Report
 NCSF 2015 Annual Exam Report
 NCSF 2016 Annual Exam Report
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