Standards for PFT Certifications

Feb 01, 2004

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To help consumers get safe, effective personal training, IHRSA has recommended that its clubs hire trainers who hold at least one current certification from an organization that has obtained third-party accreditation of its certification procedures and protocols from a nationally recognized accrediting body. (The organization calls for this to be effective December 31, 2004.)

In particular IHRSA has identified the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA), as an acceptable accrediting organization. Equivalent accrediting organizations may be recognized as they are brought to IHRSA’s attention. For a list of organizations that have attained accreditation of their certification procedures, see the NCCA link at

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