Personal Trainer Certification
There are hundreds of different reasons why people decide to pursue a career as a personal trainer. Sometimes they’re driven by a desire to help others change the way they live. Sometimes they’re driven by a life experience that instilled in them the value of fitness, like having overweight parents or struggling with weight themselves. Sometimes they simply don’t like their current jobs. No matter how you landed on this path, the fact that you’re here tells us you want to help people improve their health. And that’s a mission we understand.
Why Choose ACE?
Unlike many other certification providers, ACE is not guided by profit or publicity. As a nonprofit, we are guided by our mission to empower people to live their most fit lives. We've also continued to maintain accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 2003 for all four of our primary certifications, of which two are also accredited by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA). Aside from being part of the largest nonprofit fitness certification organization in the world, becoming an ACE pro will give you the knowledge and skills you need to truly change the way people live.
ACE Academy Elite
ACE ACADEMY ELITE
We support you throughout your career, starting the moment you begin studying for your certification exam. As you move through the material, our experts in the ACE Resource Center are available by phone or email to explain complicated topics or offer encouragement when you need it. And we have ACE Academy Elite, the ultimate, video-led guide to prepare you for the Personal Trainer Certification Exam. With interactive lessons led by ACE professionals, assigned reading from core texts, custom progress tracking, lesson quizzes, two practice tests and an exam review, you’ll learn like you would in a classroom.
Learn More ▶
Fitness as a career
A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE
In an effort to help you launch your career, ACE secured an agreement with 24 Hour Fitness to guarantee interviews for ACE-certified fitness professionals at its 400 clubs nationwide. The career also offers great flexibility in choosing a work setting outside of a club. ACE professionals work at gyms, hospitals, corporate wellness departments and universities in 83 countries worldwide. No matter where you decide to work, you'll feel good about the positive difference you make in people's lives. Personal Training was recently named the No. 18 Best Job in America by CNN Money due to its low stress and benefit to society.
Learn More ▶
ACE Personal Trainer Manual
ACE continues to lead the industry with the most comprehensive manual for personal training, complete with insight from top experts in the field. The text also features a detailed breakdown of our ACE Integrated Fitness Training® model, the only program in the industry that helps professionals create individualized programs based on fitness and behavior change.
Get Started Today
Choose Your Study Bundle
Take the first step in becoming an ACE-certified Personal Trainer by choosing a bundle of study materials to help you prepare for the exam. Our three options feature a variety of study aids – from flashcards to ACE Academy Elite, our interactive, video-led study experience.
Learn More ▶
DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU GROW
In addition to Certified News, our monthly magazine committed to providing new training techniques and research-based insight, ACE has a number of professional resources to help you grow. We offer advanced certifications and continuing education to help you learn. We test the effectiveness of fitness products and trends with independent, third-party research. We host workshops worldwide, and we bring top industry leaders from around the globe together for our annual Symposium events.
Learn More ▶
*Based on data collected from 297 students who completed ACE Academy Elite and sat for the exam from July 2012 to December 2012.