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ACSM Certification Online Proctoring & Other COVID-19 Certification Updates

Jul 07, 2020
ACSM exam candidates may take the Certified Group Exercise Instructor® (ACSM-GEI), Certified Personal Trainer® (ACSM-CPT), Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP) and Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-CEP) certification exams conveniently from home through the Pearson VUE OnVUE online proctoring platform.

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Visit the ACSM online proctoring page for an overview of the 100% online process, requirements and restrictions for the Certified Personal Trainer®.

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Due to the impact of COVID-19 on clinical internships, the ACSM Certification Board has temporarily amended the requirements for taking the ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) exam. ACSM-CEP candidates may now sit for the exam if they have at least 50% of their clinical internship hours completed when they apply. Outstanding clinical hours must be submitted within 12 months from the time of passing their exam. This change will be in effect at least until the end of 2020 and will be reassessed in 2021.

For full details regarding qualifications for the ACSM-CEP certification and how to register for an exam, visit the ACSM-CEP webpage.