National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)


Verification Partner
The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) is a professional, member-driven, education and credentialing organization for personal trainers and exercise science professionals. The NCSF is committed to serving the public through research, service, and advancement of the movement sciences. The NCSF Board for Certification serves as the governing authority over the personal trainer certification program, setting regulatory standards. In addition, the Board for Certification provides ... more less
5915 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 60
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone Number800-772-6273

Certification/Training Types

Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryNutrition, Personal Trainer, Sports Conditioning
DescriptionThe decision to pursue NCSF Personal Trainer Certification is an important step in being recognized as a competent practitioner within the field of Personal Training. Earning the NCSF credential distinguishes more than a credible level of expertise; it signifies an aptitude and commitment to one’s profession. The NCSF Board for Certification sets competency standards to protect the public, signify quality in practice capabilities, and identify qualified Personal Trainers to employers within the health & fitness industry. The NCSF Personal Trainer Certification is the preeminent fitness certification backed by full legal defensibility. The certification exam is developed and administered in complete compliance with the strictest standards for testing and measurement as set forth by the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, the Association of Test Publishers, the Buros Institute for Assessment Consultation and Outreach, and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The Board has developed the first industry-unified, standardized Personal Trainer Certification using input from over 20,000 surveys of facility owners, fitness managers, experts from academia, health professionals and practicing personal trainers. The result of the most expansive job task analysis in the fitness industry is a true measure of professional qualification and subsequent valid and reliable exams that hold up under legal scrutiny. The Personal Trainer Certification Exam was developed by subject matter experts from throughout the United States under the management and administration of Prometric, the de facto standard in professional test administration. The certification exam is offered internationally, locations six days a week throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The Board for Certification testing service provides Personal Trainer Certification Exam candidates with full access to the latest testing technology, award-winning customer service and flexible exam scheduling one would come to expect for the industry’s premier Personal Trainer Certification.
Course Material Price $299.00
Exam Price $199.00
Exam Delivery Method Proctored In Person
Practical Exam Required
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee35
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0 CEU
CategoryPersonal Trainer