ACSM Certification | Stay Certified

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Stay Certified

Your ACSM Certification is valid for three years. Recertifying ensures that you, an ACSM Certified Professional, have continued to improve your skills and acquire knowledge above and beyond the minimum competence. 

In order to renew your certification at the end of three years, you will need to meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Accumulate the required number of Continuing Education Credits (CECs), Continuing Medical Education (CMEs), Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and/or the equivalent (see CEC requirements for your certification below).
  2. Maintain current CPR Certification.
  3. Pay the required recertification fee.
  4. Or, you have the option to repeat the certification exam as long as you meet the current eligibility requirements (current exam prices apply)


Keep Your Certification for Another Three Years!

Thank you for using your ACSM certification to serve clients well. Maintaining your certification is a smart move, and we make it easy while keeping our standards high. 

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How to Renew Your ACSM Certification

As a health fitness professional, we know how important it is for your career to stay up-to-date - whether it's keeping up with the latest exercise discoveries, stretching yourself to learn new skills for your clients, or even adding a new specialty to your repertoire.

Keeping your ACSM certification active is an important part of being the gold standard of your industry. And, renewing your ACSM certification is quick and easy.

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CEC Requirements and Recertification Fees

Certification Level CECs Required Recert Fee
ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor/Leader 45 $45
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer 45 $45
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist 60 $55
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist 60 $55
ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist 60 $55
ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer* 15 $35
ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer* 15 $35
ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist 45 $35

*Must maintain NCCA accredited certification for renewal

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Earn Your CECs with ACSM's ceOnline Courses

ACSM offers a wide variety of online courses for your convenience and continued learning.

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Continuing Education Tracking

It's important to keep track of your earned CECs for your records. These forms should not be sent to ACSM. Credits may be tracking using a paper CEC Tracking Form or via the ACSM ceOnline tool.  

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Have Questions About Recertification?

Unsure about what you need to recertify? Wondering how many CECs you need? The FAQs list includes answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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