Yes, you can do the ACE certifications via home study. Go to www.acefitness.org to sign up for whichever certification you want to do. They have several packages available to choose from. I loved that ACE had wonderful online, telephone, and email support for the personal trainer certification. Their materials were demanding, but not overwhelming ~ and I don’t come from a fitness/exercise background. ACE does worldwide certifications, so they are worth a look.