The ultimate study experience.

The Personal Trainer Plus Study Program is the ultimate study experience, providing you the greatest level of support. Whether you are new to exercise science or are familiar with it and now seek an immersive training experience, the Plus Study Program is for you. This premium, self-guided study program includes both hard copy and digital learning materials, providing you the flexibility to study when, where and how you want. Grounded in exercise science, this study program will provide you with the in-depth knowledge you need to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam.

Included with Plus

The ACE Personal Trainer Plus Study Program provides everything you need and nothing you don't. Enjoy the benefits of both digital and hard copy learning materials.

This interactive online guide uses the latest and greatest in learning design to help you effectively and efficiently plan, manage and track your study experience. In addition to providing a study blueprint that helps you identify how and when to best utilize each component of the study program, ACE Academy Elite features engaging video lessons, additional articles and expert resources that will help you better understand challenging topics, as well as quizzes that will help you gauge your knowledge as you progress through the program.

These core resources - the ACE Personal Trainer Manual and ACE Essentials to Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals - are the essential guides to exercise science for the aspiring Certified Personal Trainer. Included in both hard-copy and digital formats.

This resource breaks the key concepts in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual into bite-sized pieces, enabling easy review. Included in both hard-copy and digital formats.

Q&As, Facebook groups, live webinars, video learning and other dynamic study support.

Test your readiness to sit for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam.

24 unique real-world scenarios will put your learning to the test and ensure you're ready to apply the science to help others get moving.

Get your career on the fast track! Include a Certification Exam with purchase of either Study Program and save $100 ($399 if purchased separately). Upon purchase, you'll have 6 months from the purchase date to register for an exam at a site near you. Your actual exam date can be beyond the 6 month registration deadline.

Finance interest-free! Purchase with four easy monthly payments.

Plan for and schedule your ACE Certification Exam on your terms.

Let’s face it, everyone studies in different ways. The process itself is a personal one. That’s why we offer two options for purchasing and scheduling your ACE Certification Exam.

For some, buying a certification exam with the study program is the way to go. This gives you the opportunity to schedule your exam and plan your study calendar accordingly. It’s a goal-setter’s dream. Plus, by purchasing the exam with your study program, you will save $100!

Others may choose to focus on studying without a prescheduled certification exam. This allows for purchasing a certification exam at a later date, once study is complete.


A credential that's trusted.
A skillset to be respected.

The ACE Personal Trainer Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the U.S. for assessing fitness and allied health certifications programs. It is also recognized globally by leading international standards-setting bodies, including iCREPs and EuropeActive Passing the exam will give you a trusted credential that will pave the way for you to help others become more physically active.

What's more, you will be fully prepared to take your skills and directly apply them in practice as a certified personal trainer. Our Personal Trainer Study Programs are grounded in the latest exercise science. You'll learn the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model. The ACE IFT Model is a systematic approach to designing exercise programs based on the unique abilities, needs and goals of the individual who seeks to get moving. It will be yours no matter which study experience you choose.