Hi Jacqueline. I agree with Natalie. Whether or not being a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) is required or not, having your CPT can only help since it will give you valuable information on how the human body works, and how exercise effects us all.
I hope that this helps and good luck!
Due to the timing of my exams, I took my TRX personal trainer course before I took my ACE pft exam. You don’t have to be a pft first, but it does put some context around what you’re learning in the TRX course (or any other course you attend).
There’s also a group exercise module. For that, you might prefer a group exercise certification rather than a personal training cert.