The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Committee on Certification and Registry Boards supports a number of certifications for Health Fitness and Clinical Exercise professionals. ACSM certifications are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and are considered to be the industry’s Gold Standard. ACSM certifications include Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Exercise Physiologist, and Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist. In partnership with other respected agencies, ACSM also offers a number of specialty certifications. These specialty certifications are available to individuals who already have an NCAA accredited certification and include the ACSM Exercise is Medicine credential, ACSM/ACS Cancer Exercise Trainer, ACSM/NCHPAD Inclusive Fitness Trainer, and ACSM/NPAS Certified Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist. There are certification options that are appropriate for individuals along the entire professional spectrum. Professional certification can be beneficial for undergraduate students, graduate students, academic professionals and industry professionals looking to succeed and stand out in both the health and wellness industry and academic programs. The goal of this presentation will be to present the current ACSM certification offerings and review the requirements to take each certification exam. The benefits of obtaining NCCA certifications will be also addressed, in addition to discussing the benefits of certification for optimal professional development and career opportunities.