There are good “online” certifications that are accredited. living in Alaska all of mine are online then proctored tests…well except for my USAW which I did in Vegas at the NSCA conference a few years ago. I can also tell you that I am more knowledgeable then most trainers that I have met in person. It blows me away how much ignorance I have seen in trainers regardless of who certified them. It is more about it being a passion then a piece of paper. If you love it you will never stop learning, if you don’t you will think you know enough and end up hurting somebody.