Becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer means you've made movement your mission by committing to deliver science-based health and fitness instruction to people everywhere. With a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and built on the foundation of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model, you will be equipped to deliver individualized programming proven to move people to adopt sustainable, healthy behaviors and a more active way of life.Compare Programs
A client centered approach
The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model was developed to help health and fitness professionals instruct each client with a customized, individual approach to movement built on a foundation of meaningful rapport and strong personal connection.Learn More
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Take the first step in starting a moving career as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Choose the study program that works for you.
The most popular and comprehensive program we offer. Enjoy everything in the Pro Plus and Pro Essentials Study Programs, plus a certification exam retest voucher and eBook versions of our manuals.
Ideal for those seeking the most complete study experience with premium materials and support or for those with little to no knowledge of anatomy and fitness principles.
A well-rounded curriculum. Enjoy everything offered in our Pro Essentials Program in hard copy format, plus applied exercise science activities.
Ideal for those seeking an enhanced study experience with access to moderate support or for those with working knowledge of anatomy and fitness principles.
A self-guided study program with the basic foundational material to prepare for the exam. Receive help from our highly knowledgeable ACE Study Coaches by email, and access additional support through our inventory of online resources.
Ideal for those seeking a self-guided study experience with minimal support or for those with extensive knowledge in anatomy and fitness principles.
Why Choose ACE?
ACE educates, certifies and supports more than 75,000 health and fitness professionals, health coaches and allied health professionals. Earning our NCCA-accredited certification means that you’ve met the highest industry standard for health and fitness professionals – and that you’ve made movement your mission. At ACE, we go above and beyond to support our health and fitness professionals throughout their careers, through education, scientifically-rooted information, training, partnerships and advocacy.
Explore your options for starting or furthering your career in the fitness industry as a certified personal trainer.
Personal Trainer Careers
- Gym or Studio Trainer
- Clinically Based Trainer
- In-Home Trainer
- Online Trainer
- Facility Owner
- Part-Time Personal Trainer