Organizations that Offer Personal Trainer Certifications

The following is a list of the 13 fitness certification organizations that have a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited personal trainer certification. Some organizations may have other NCCAaccredited certification programs.

  • Academy of Applied Personal Training Education
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Council on Exercise
  • The Cooper Institute
  • International Fitness Professionals Association
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • National Council for Certified Personal Trainers
  • National Council on Strength and Fitness
  • National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association
  • National Exercise Trainers Association
  • National Federation of Professional Trainers
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Training and Wellness Certification Commission

Source: Institute for Credentialing Excellence,