Choose one that will give you the most options as far as job opportunities goes. Also, choose an organization that will help you with the type of clients you are looking to work with. Kai mentioned a couple, but do your research and if you are going to spend your money on a certification, then make sure it’s one that will benefit you the most.
I would agree with everything already mentioned. There are certifying bodies such as NESTA, AFAA and others which are lower cost but if you really want to get ahead in the industry, you get what you pay for.
You will want to have a strong background to deliver high quality services to clients which will in turn create referrals which grow your business and ultimately contribute to your success. We need more legit professionals in the industry! So choose wisely! If you have any other questions about certifications I would be happy to answer them. I wish you the best of luck.
Hello Curt Fuqua,
We get what we pay for; please, do not go with cheap, which is by definition, poor quality.
Look at the NCCA list and pick what would meet your goals and needs. If you want to work for a gym, go there to ask what they prefer. Better yet, you may want to find the answer to that question by asking at different types of facilities to see what the general consensus is for your area.
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