Hi Dawn. The cost to become a certified fitness instructor varies with the organization or agency that grants the certification. It’s impossible to give an actual cost without knowing what organization you are interested in. What I would suggest is that you begin a ‘search’ into the various certifying agencies by first checking gyms in your jurisdiction to see what are some of the primary agencies that the instructors in your area hold. Then check with some of those agencies as to their requirements for getting certified and the cost.
This is a fabulous resource for you and will answer many questions regarding choosing which certification is best for you! Good Luck!
You can start right here at this site by clicking on ‘Career Guide’. As LaRue said, cost varies by organization but you need to expect a few hundred dollars. You also need to have a valid CPR/AED certification. Once certified, you ned to renew your certification every two year. That is usually no more than $100.