ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam Study Assistance
Are you currently studying to take the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam? You’re not alone! Be sure to take advantage of the many resources available to help you along the way so you feel confident come exam day. From ACE’s Study Coach Program to the weekly articles posted on the Exam Preparation blog, many of these tools are free and easy to access.
Suggested Study Timeline
We recommend that you allocate approximately 3 to 6 months to study for the exam depending on your professional background, education and experience. Below are suggested timelines for both a 3-month and 6-month study program based on what works well for most exam-takers.
3-month Group Fitness Instructor Certification Timeline
6-month Group Fitness Instructor Certification Timeline
Study Coach Program
The free Study Coach Program keeps you on track with your studies for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam through a convenient weekly email guiding you through the new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual, 3rd Edition and our recommended approach to exam preparation.
Each weekly Study Coach communication provides the following information:
- Overview: Presents a summary of the material to be covered that week.
- How this Applies to You: Describes why the material is important and how it specifically applies to your role as a group fitness instructor.
- What You Will Learn: Lists essential points and key concepts you will learn to focus your studies.
- Your Next Steps: Assigns tasks involving various ACE study materials to reinforce your learning.
- Helpful Hints: Provides suggestions, tips and other useful information to help you get the most out of your studies.
- View a sample Study Coach Program email
Signing up for the program is easy!
Select the 12-week program and click the Sign-Up button and you’ll be on your way.
Other Free Resources
Get study tips and gain insight, motivation and confidence from ACE’s Exam Preparation blog. Articles are posted weekly by ACE Resource Center staff to address frequently asked questions often faced while preparing for the exam. Get current guidance and information plus, interact with others by posting comments and questions.
Interact with other exam candidates in an online open forum created just for you. Post questions or concerns, get study tips and read feedback from currently certified professionals.
Educational Services Team
If you have questions about purchasing study materials, certification requirements or exam dates, the ACE Educational Services Team is standing by to help. Available Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time, simply dial 1.888.825.3636, Ext 782 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach them through our online Live Chat.
ACE Resource Center
The ACE Resource Center staff is available to answer your personal questions regarding exam preparation. Available Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time, simply dial 1.888.529.8227 or via email at email@example.com.
Online Courses and Exam Reviews
This course has long been a popular and effective way to study for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Exam. The Exam Review Course can be taken in the comfort of your own home as online course that offers a self-paced approach. We recommend taking this approximately one month prior to sitting for the ACE exam.
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Offered in multiple versions, these online practice tests use questions that are similar to those found on the actual exam, giving you an idea of the testing format and what you can expect come exam day. The online-only format provides immediate feedback through annotated explanations. In addition, it gives you reference pages in the study materials to reinforce your learning. We recommend taking this approximately two weeks prior to sitting for the ACE exam.
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We developed this course after recognizing the great need to help exam candidates with the critical math skills and formulae needed to pass the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam. As you are not allowed to bring a calculator into exams, this has been a challenge for many. Learn how to perform essential calculations for effective goal setting and exercise program design.
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