Should I stick with AFAA, there is a workshop in my area soon, but I get so nervous about the practical part of the test. I know ACE has only the one test, but cost more for premium package and no review workshop. Also I have the 2002 Fitness Theory & Practice and I wonder how much difference there is between the 2002 and the 2010 book?
I have been certified by quite a few accrediting bodies, and ACE and NASM seem to be the most highly regarded. NASM covers everything, and I love how in depth they go into the stages of training, with the OPT model.(In fact, I have to get re certified because I took a few years off…and I did a quickie online cert to tide me over…If I were knew to the industry, I would know just the basics…and probably have trouble finding a job. NASM is accepted everywhere. I had an employer require that I get NASM within 90 days of being hired. It’s a challenging cert to get, but well worth the time, money, and effort. I hope this helps.