Renewal CEU Requirements
NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
Certified Strength Training Specialist
Certified Group Exercise Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Your Certification will stay available to you in your NCCPT account. You can still pay your renewal fee on the NCCPT website however all CEUs as well as Specialty Programs will be taken directly through ISSA.
No fees can be paid/purchased on the NCCPT website.
Please choose which NCCPT accredited certification program you would like. We offer Personal Trainer (NCCPT-CPT), Group Exercise Instructor (NCCPT-CGxI), Indoor Cycling Instructor (NCCPT-CICI), Strength Training Specialist (NCCPT-CSTS) and Yoga Instructor (NCCPT-CYI).
If you do not wish to obtain any study materials, you may purchase just the Exam Only through the NCCPT site.
Purchase of any study materials is not required to sit for the NCCA accredited NCCPT certifications, nor does it guarantee a passing result on the exam. If you would like to study materials, they can be purchased through ISSA or other media available through the market.
We were acquired by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). All of our specialty programs, continuing education courses (CEUs) and study materials for the accredited certifications are now available through ISSA's website.
NCCPT offers 5 NCCA accredited exams for purchase. However, the purchase of study materials is not a requirement to sit for any of the NCCA accredited exams and does not guarantee a successful passing of the exam. Specific study materials are no longer developed by NCCPT, but are readily available through ISSA and other media on the market.
Please check to see if the course you are looking for is located on the ISSA website here. You may also call (800) 892-4772, select 1 on the call menu and speak to a representative.
Yes! If you recently purchased a course through the NCCPT website, prior to the courses being removed, your study materials will be located in your NCCPT account.
CEUs are available for purchase through ISSA or through other media available on the market. You may also call (800) 892-4772 to speak to an ISSA enrollment representative.
Some of the courses are exactly the same and some of the courses have had additional educational material added to them. Please contact ISSA at (800) 892-4772 and speak to a representative to find out what particular course might include. Select 1 when prompted by the call menu.
Although not required, study material for the NCCPT exams is available through ISSA and through other media available on the market. No study material guarantees a passing score.
Accredited certifications will be generated in your NCCPT account upon successful completion of the exams so we feel it is necessary to list the renewal requirements to maintain any of the certifications you may have acquired. Certificants may obtain their CEUs through ISSA or another agency of their choice and petition those CEUs for approval towards their recertification.
This is a question that needs to be addressed now, but can potentially cause confusion after the NCCPT website sunset.
Yes. Courses purchased through ISSA will be completed through your ISSA account. You will be prompted to create an ISSA account after you select your courses and proceed to the checkout process.
All NCCPT certifications are NCCA accredited. The NCCA stands for the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Certification programs accredited by the NCCA have met certain national standards in terms of exam development, scoring and test administration. Please click here to learn more about the NCCA.
Certifications through ISSA are nationally recognized but not nationally accredited. We recommend you ask your employer or potential employer what is required by their facility so that you may make the right choice for you.
Yes, you must be 18 or older prior to applying to take the certification exam.