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American Council on Exercise (ACE) Announces Certification Dates and Sites for 2001

SAN DIEGO – Fitness enthusiasts around the world will have opportunities in 2001 to turn their passion into a profession by registering to take the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) certification exams. The world’s largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization will hold exams in approximately 30 cities across the U.S. and the world on:
February 10, 2001
May 5, 2001
August 11, 2001
November 3, 2001

Click here to view full list of dates and sites. Sites may be added throughout the year.

The exact testing site for each city holding the exam will be available three weeks prior to the date, via ACE’s Certification Infoline. By calling the Infoline at (800) 825-3636, exercise enthusiasts can also get more information on the four ACE certifications: Personal Trainer–for individuals who have mastered the principles of exercise and one-on-one training; Group Fitness Instructor–for those who have proven their ability to lead group exercise programs safely and expertly; Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant–for individuals who have proven their ability to offer comprehensive weight-management consulting that addresses nutritional behavioral modification, as well as fitness; and Clinical Exercise Specialist–for those who are trained to work with individuals after they’ve received medical treatment and have been cleared by their physicians to return to exercise and physical activity. Information on how to order exam preparation manuals and register for an exam preparation review course can also be requested.

The early bird registration fee for the Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant exams is $175 and must be postmarked six weeks prior to the exam date. The regular registration fee is $200 and must be postmarked 30 days prior to the exam date. Walk-ins will be accepted on a stand-by basis and will pay $225 to sit for the exam. (For exact deadline dates, call the ACE Certification Infoline.)

ACE’s advanced certification, Clinical Exercise Specialist, early bird registration fee is $225 and must be postmarked six weeks prior to the exam date. The regular registration fee is $250 and must be postmarked 30 days prior to the exam date. (For exact deadline dates, call the ACE Certification Infoline.)

Instructors certified by ACE join an elite group of professionals who uphold the highest standards in the fitness industry and have the technical expertise required to provide safe and effective exercise instruction to the public. Since its founding in 1985, ACE has certified more than 100,000 professionals in 77 countries.

Throughout the year, updated information on exam dates and locations will be available at

ACE-certified professionals have access to additional services to enhance their careers, including an ACE registry to further job placement, continuing education programs to help keep fitness knowledge current and practical training courses to hone practical skills through hands-on training.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of physical activity and protecting the consumers against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and instruction. As the nation’s “workout watchdog,” ACE conducts university-based research and testings that targets fitness products and trends. ACE sets standards for fitness professionals and is the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization. For more information on ACE and its programs, please call (800) 825-3636 or log onto the ACE Web site at

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Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 30 years, we have become an established resource for health and fitness professionals, and the public, providing comprehensive, unbiased research and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on health and fitness.

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit health and fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with more than 65,000 certified professionals who hold more than 72,000 ACE Certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected organizations in the industry and a resource the public has come to trust for health and fitness education.