Become Certified


The next step is to get certified, and there are quite a few personal trainer certification programs to choose from. To help you decide which program is best for you, we’ve put together a comparison of the five most popular training certification programs and their features, benefits, and concentrations. The five programs we’ll cover are:

  1. American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  2. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  3. International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  4. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  5. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)