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Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Interest-Free Payment Plan ($25 down, 4 payments of $118.50 with online purchase)


Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Turn your love for fitness and helping others into a rewarding career. As a certified personal fitness trainer, you don’t just help people workout, you help change behaviors that change lives. If you’re ready to make a difference, AFAA is ready to show you how.

How AFAA® will prepare you:

Your AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer online certification combines the most current science with over 35 years of experience and leadership in the fitness industry. We’ll cover these key topics to get you prepared.

  • The Human Body & Exercise Physiology
  • Behavior Modification and Communication Skills
  • Fitness Screening, Health Assessment and Injury Prevention
  • The Basics of Nutrition and Weight Management
  • And so much more

You must complete the program within one (1) year of your enrollment date. Currently certified AFAA instructors will earn 15 CEU credits upon the successful completion of this course. A valid photo ID and CPR/AED certification are required at the time of your exam. *Testing equipment requirements: webcam, microphone, and internet connection.


15 CEUs

(textbook not included)

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The Personal Fitness Trainer certification includes:

  • Learn at your own pace with 14 on-line video lectures
  • Personal Fitness Trainer downloadable study guide
  • Sample multiple-choice test questions
  • An independently monitored and authenticated online exam, 120 multiple choice questions
  • Free digital subscription to the American Fitness Magazine
  • AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer certification (upon passing the online exam and providing proof of current hands-on CPR/AED certification).

And much more.


Take Your PFT Exam From Home

For a limited time, AFAA is offering an exclusive opportunity to take your PFT final exam online, instead of going to an in-person proctoring location.

This is an exclusive pilot program. To qualify, you must take your exam by June 30th. This opportunity is available to both new students, and those already enrolled in a PFT course. Online test is fully NCCA-Accredited.

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Why is AFAA® the best choice?
  • History
    Since 1983 AFAA has led the industry on Group Fitness instruction
  • Workshops
    Receive valuable hands-on training from an industry expert
  • Continuing Education
    Bolster your career and broaden your skills with specializations in Yoga, Indoor Cycling and more

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