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ACSM Certified Personal Trainer®

Make a Difference. Join the Leading Team

Are you passionate about your personal health and fitness, and want to impact others by empowering them to learn, practice, and live out a healthier lifestyle? ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® (ACSM-CPT) are at the front line of the health fitness movement – and use research-based techniques to help people of all fitness levels reach their personal fitness goals.  

Are You Eligible?


  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma or the Equivalent
  • Adult CPR/AED Certification (with practical hands-on skills component)

Preparing for the ACSM-CPT Exam

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Why Become an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer®?

ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are fitness professionals who develop and implement personalized exercise programs for individuals across a diverse set of health and fitness backgrounds, from professional athletes to individuals only recently cleared to exercise.

Becoming an ACSM-CPT means that you’ll have the practical and scientific knowledge to work in a variety of facilities, including health clubs, gyms, university, corporate, and community or public fitness centers, and positions ranging from freelance to full-time and beyond. ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are respected across the industry as high-achieving, knowledgeable professionals who represent the gold standard of health fitness certifications, no matter where their career takes them.

ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are motivated fitness leaders, backed by knowledge and abilities that set the standard for the industry. Want to learn how the ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® stack up to other personal trainer certifications? View the personal trainer certification comparison chart.

Exam Costs

 ACSM Member Candidates  $279
 ACSM Non-Member Candidates  $349
 Re-Test  $175


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If you are a Fitness Professional that is not ACSM certified yet, then you are missing on the greatest investment that you can do for yourself and your career."

Wael Jaber, ACSM CPT


Meet ACSM Certified Personal Trainer® Stephanie

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