ACE PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION (CPT)
CERTIFICATION WITH THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) USA
CHOOSING ACE CERTIFICATION
When choosing a career in the fitness industry, one of the most important decisions you will face is selecting which certification to pursue. Not all fitness certifications are the same. A quality fitness certification is one that enjoys widespread industry respect, is consistent with recognized certification standards and is legally defensible in a court of law.
Since its founding in 1985, ACE has certified more than 200,000 health and fitness professionals in the United States and 77 other counties. ACE certification exams are standardized, broad-based tests of the knowledge necessary to safely and effectively instruct.
1.1ACE offers four fitness certifications:
• Personal Trainer Certification
• Advanced Health + Fitness Specialist Certification
• Group Fitness Instructor Certification
• Health Coach Certification
ACE-certified Professionals are the most sought after in the world and uphold the highest standards in the fitness industry. Certification with ACE confirms your commitment to an industry-recognized standard and demonstrates a proficient level of knowledge to your clients.
ACE certification exams and study materials have been developed by leading experts (researchers and practitioners) in the fitness field.
1.3NCCA Accreditation (NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CERTIFYING AGENCIES)
2003 ACE was granted NCCA accreditation for all of its certification programs. NCCA is the accreditation body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). The NCCA accreditation serves as a benchmark for how organizations should conduct certification programs. The NCCA accreditation clearly distinguishes the excellence and value of ACE certification among the more than 300 fitness certification programs available to the public and discriminates between qualified and unqualified fitness professionals.
The International Health, Racquet and Sports club Association (IHRSA) and Medical Fitness Association (MFA) recommend that club owners and medical fitness facility operators only hire fitness professionals with certifications from agencies accredited through NCCA or an equivalent accrediting organization. By upholding this standard, your ACE certification will provide you a competitive advantage when being considered as a candidate for employment with a company or organization that belongs to IHRSA.
To renew and maintain your certification, you must earn 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years through ACE-approved courses or professional activities.
1.5How to Renew:
Earn 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Each ACE-approved CEC equals on academic hour. You should expect to spend 20 hours devoted to in-class time, plus additional study time, to earn 2.0 CECs. ACE offers numerous exciting courses that provide CECs, including distance learning course, practical and comprehensive training, exam prep and live classes taught nationwide by leading industry experts. After you are certified, you will have access to the ACE Pro Site, where you can review a complete list of approved CEC courses.
Personal training is one of the fastest growing professions in the health and fitness industry.
The American Council on Exercise’s Personal Trainer Certification is designed for fitness trainers providing any form of one-on-one or small-group fitness instruction.
The decision to pursue professional certification is an important step in being recognized as a competent practitioner in one’s discipline. By becoming ACE® certified, you will be better equipped to empower, motivate, challenge and retain your clients. In addition, ACE-certified Personal Trainers are in high demand, which is just one more reason for you to have a positive outlook regarding your future and the continued growth of your health& fitness career.
The ACE Personal Trainer Certification Curriculum is continually evaluated and updated to ensure that it includes the most current exercise science information and keeps today’s fitness professionals ahead of the competition. Upon successful completion of the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam, you will have demonstrated your knowledge of exercise science, nutrition, fitness assessment, exercise programming, and instructional techniques.
The following eligibility requirements have been adopted for our Personal Trainer certification exams.
You must be at least 18 years of age.
You must hold current adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification at the time of the exam. You may sit for the exam without proof of CPR; however, you will not receive your exam results until you provide current CPR certification information. Candidates registering for computer-based testing must have current CPR prior to registration.
PASSING MARKS: 65% (OUT OF 150)
Duration : 3 Months (2 times a week)
Exam format: Multiple choice questions through Computer based testing
ACE : Personal Trainer Manual with Online Test.
ACE : Study Companion Manual.
ACE : Essentionals Of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals with DVD.
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