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Medical Exercise Specialist Exam Requirements

To sit for the Medical Exercise Specialist Certification Exam, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old and hold a current CPR/AED certification with a live skills check.
    • A bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a related field at the time of exam registration.
    • 500 completed hours of work experience designing and implementing exercise programs for apparently healthy or high-risk individuals, as documented by a qualified professional.
  • Present a current government-issued photo ID with signature (driver’s license, passport, military ID) on exam day.

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Medical Exercise Specialist Study Programs

Study materials for the ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist exam come in two options to fit the different learning styles of our candidates. Each program features a different combination of study aids designed to help you prepare for the exam and better serve your clients.


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Standard  $599


In addition to a hard copy of the ACE Medical Exercise Specialist Manual, our Standard option incorporates the new Study Companion, a Web-based preparation experienced comprised of assigned readings, key point summaries, quizzes and exam prep materials. It also includes one practice test, an exam voucher for Certified Medical Exercise Specialist candidates and access to study experts in the ACE Resource Center.

Premium  $799


The ACE Medical Exercise Specialist Premium program offers the most comprehensive study experience for candidates. In addition to more interactive Study Companion elements, including webinar lessons and an additional practice test, the program also incorporates the digital study experience, ACE Academy. ACE Academy incorporates a number of engaging elements that help to ensure aspiring Certified Medical Exercise Specialists truly understand the material and the how to become a working member of the healthcare team with video interviews from ACE Certified Professionals in the field, insight on health coaching for medical exercise, case studies, and Think it Through activities. As with the Standard option, the Premium program also comes with access to experts in the ACE Resource Center and an exam voucher. For added confidence, it also features a retest voucher to be used in the event candidates do not pass the exam on their first attempt.

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ACE Medical Exercise Specialist Certification Exam

If you already have an extensive background in medical fitness and serving clients with cardiovascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal diseases and disorders, you may elect to take the exam without purchasing study materials. Find out more about our eligibility requirements here.
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