Free Exam Retest Voucher
Our retest exam voucher is good for 60 days after a candidate's initial exam date. A useful tool for students who do not pass the ACE Personal Trainer exam on their first try, it can be redeemed for a second sitting of a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) exam. If included in your program, the voucher will automatically appear in your MyACE Account in the event you receive a failed exam score. Retest exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Premium Plus Payment Plan
When you choose our Premium Plus Program, you have the option to divide the total cost into four monthly payments of $162.25. No interest or finance charges will apply, and you'll get all the materials shipped to your house after the first payment is processed.
Video Lecture Series
A collection of 17 videos that feature ACE-certified professionals reviewing assessments and program design information as it appears in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual (4th edition).
A highly-popular study tool, our practice tests simulate the actual ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. The online tests include 60 multiple-choice questions and detailed reports with immediate, crucial feedback on your performance, including references to specific areas within the manual to focus on. You should plan on taking these practice tests two weeks prior to sitting for the exam.
Online Exam Review
An essential blueprint for the exam, the online exam review will help you understand how the actual test will be laid out, how many questions will be asked about each performance domain by topic, and how your score will be determined.
ACE Personal Trainer Manual
More so than any other personal training resource available, the new ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) delivers relevant tools that aspiring professionals and industry veterans can apply to the clients of today, including behavior change expertise and coaching philosophy. Rooted in the latest science, it marries the most recent peer-reviewed research with input from thousands of top personal trainers and health experts, and the natural evolution of our ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model proven to help professionals deliver custom, individualized programs that work. In addition to new technical standards for cardiorespiratory, functional and resistance training, the manual also features engaging graphics that identify key concepts and terms, and essential exercise science information.
Custom Progress Tracking
Individualized self-paced study track that allows users to check reading, video and quiz assignments off as they go.
Stay on track while you study for the ACE Personal Trainer Exam with convenient, weekly emails that lead you through the ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition). The 19-lesson series offers reading assignments, key concepts to take away from each lesson, recommended blogs and helpful hints. If you choose to shorten or extend your study timeline, each lesson will be available in your My ACE Account for reference at any time.
This self-paced study system for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam valued at $280 includes our 19-lesson Study Coach guided email series, a practice test, our 2-hour exam review and access to fitness experts within the ACE Resource Center.
ACE Academy Elite
ACE Academy Elite is our new, interactive study guide designed to help personal trainer candidates study more efficiently and learn more effectively. With video-led lectures, assigned readings, lesson quizzes and a 2-hour exam review, you'll get the ultimate learning experience.
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ACE Personal Trainer Manual Study Companion
The ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) Study Companion is designed to be used alongside the manual, most often for candidates preparing for their ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. The text highlights key concepts in each chapter and offers multiple-choice practice questions that are helpful during the study process.
Get the ultimate exam prep for your ACE Personal Trainer certification exam to boost your confidence at test time and help clients in the field later on. This online course valued at $40 reviews critical math skills and formulae used to determine body composition goals, target heart rate, energy expenditure, and food composition through nutrition label analysis. Master the math without a calculator!
ACE Personal Trainer Manual eBook
Our new eBook creates a new digital home for our ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) and the Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals text. Incorporating the most modern technology in digital publications, the eBook allows you to access our core study materials from virtually any mobile device or desktop. Bookmark and highlight key content, take notes, and access hyperlinks embedded in the text when you're connected to the Internet.
ACE Personal Trainer Manual eBook
Included at no charge in the Premium Plus Study Program for a limited time only, Our new eBook creates a new digital home for our ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) and the Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals text. Incorporating the most modern technology in digital publications, the eBook allows you to access our core study materials from virtually any mobile device or desktop. Bookmark and highlight key content, take notes, and access hyperlinks embedded in the text when you're connected to the Internet.
The Key to a Successful and Effective Client Consultation
In this webinar led by Joanne Blackerby of Spirit Fitness Training in Austin, TX, you will learn critical strategies for approaching an initial client consultation in order to make it successful and effective. Please note: Although this webinar provides valuable information, the content is not required for passing the certification exam.
The 3D Approach to Finding Nutritional Balance
In this webinar led by registered dietician Justin Robinson, you’ll learn why the old adage of “calories in, calories out” is outdated, and how weight management is actually related to three factors: intake, storage and output. Please note: Although this webinar provides valuable information, the content is not required for passing the certification exam.
Personal Trainer Resources
Get ready for your certification exam—and your personal training career—with study tips, client assessment forms, tools and calculators, and much more.
One-on-one study help
Benefit from live study help via our friendly and knowledgeable study coaches in the resource center over the phone and in email, as well as through live Q&A sessions on Facebook and one-on-one reviews of your practice test results. Study coach phone and email response times are typically around 1-3 business days.
Personalized study assistance
Though not as robust as the comprehensive access offered in the Personal Trainer Premium and Premium Plus options, you will still receive significant personalized assistance from our study coaches, including one-on-one reviews of your practice test results, access to live Q&A sessions on Facebook and direct responses from study coaches via email (typical response time 1-3 days).
Free shipping is included for all of your materials via FedEx Ground shipping. Please note this service is only available in the 50 U.S. states. Standard shipping charges will apply to residents of U.S. territories and countries outside of the United States.
Essentials of Exercise Science Flashcards
Known as a great on-the-go study tool, you can use this spiral-bound deck of flashcards as a valuable and creative way to study for the exam. Valued at $35, the set makes it easy to have a study buddy or loved one quiz you for added learning.
Good for 6 months from the purchase date of your study program, our electronic exam vouchers allow you to easily register for an exam administered at a site near you without any additional cost. To redeem, you will simply follow the instructions in your My ACE Account that you create upon checkout. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email. Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals
A core study material for the ACE Personal Trainer Exam, as well as a lifelong career resource, ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals covers foundational knowledge of exercise science needed to develop and deliver safe and effective exercise programs. The text, which many professionals use as an on-the-job resource throughout their careers, covers human anatomy, exercise physiology, the fundamentals of applied kinesiology, nutrition basics and the physiology of training. It is not meant to serve as a comprehensive resource of exercise science information, but instead serves as a text of core content universal to all fitness professionals.
Resource Center Support
Whether you have a study question, or just need a pep talk, our team of study coaches will be with you every step of the way. Our goal is to do whatever it takes to help you get certified and launch your career as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.