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ACE Certification Renewal

Since 1985, ACE has served as a trusted name in the industry. Our Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, Health Coaches, and Medical Exercise Specialists are go-to experts in clubs worldwide. They are successful business owners, facilitators of corporate wellness programs, and respected resources for healthcare professionals.

Continuing your journey as an ACE professional will not only help you succeed in business; it will help you safely and effectively lead people to healthy, long-term change.

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Industry Fact

For Many Employers, a Certification from an NCCA-Accredited Program Is an Easy Way to Identify a Qualified Candidate.

Why should you keep your ACE certification current?

The NCCA establishes standards of excellence for certification programs and awards accreditation to programs for registered dietitians, registered nurses, medical assistants, occupational therapists and other professions. Employers and the public are increasingly aware of the difference between credible certifications and non-accredited certifications. ACE Certified Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors and Medical Exercise Specialist are placed on the U.S. Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS), alongside colleagues from participating NCCA-accredited health and fitness organizations. USREPS is an internationally recognized registry for qualified fitness professionals in the U.S., created so that the public and employers may verify those professionals.

ACE believes that well-qualified health and fitness professionals must become recognized as health providers and be authorized to provide prevention and wellness intervention services in the healthcare environment. We are working to evolve the healthcare system so ACE Certified Professionals may become part of patient-centered care teams and help far more people become physically active and stay healthy. ACE advocates for incentivized employee wellness programs that support and guide participants, allowing adults to work toward optimal health status in an environment where they spend a large portion of their time. Additionally, ACE collaborates with policy makers to influence the policies that impact our ability to be a part of the obesity solution. We work with legislators all the way to Capitol Hill to ensure the public has access to well-qualified health and fitness professionals and shared, public space for exercise.

We want to connect you with clients, which is why you have a free profile on our Find an ACE Pro tool. As an ACE Professional, your profile is visible to potential employers and prospective clients, giving you maximum exposure to interested parties. Every day people all over the world search for professionals like you to lead them on their health and fitness journey.

To keep you up to date on the latest in training techniques, research, industry happenings, equipment and expert insight, as a certified ACE pro, part of your certification fee includes a special ACE version of IDEA Fitness Journal, sent 10 times per year. A digital version is also distributed to our pros. Plus, you have access to other educational resources such as webinars, online courses, ACE CertifiedTM and more to keep you advancing in your career.

Protecting yourself with liability insurance is a must, which is why we offer our professionals access to our exclusive ACE Liability Insurance Program. Available at a discounted rate, insurance policies protect you against negligence or failure to perform as a competent professional.

Recertification Matters

To maintain compliance with the high standards set by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ACE Professionals must demonstrated continued competency by earning 2.0 continuing education credits every two years. Rates are set based on total, current certifications, with rates reduced for each additional certification. Note: rates go up past expiration.

One Certification

On-Time Recertification
(prior to expiration)

$129

Two Certifications

On-Time Recertification
(prior to expiration)

$69 each

Three Certifications

On-Time Recertification
(prior to expiration)

$59 each

Four Certifications

On-Time Recertification
(prior to expiration)

$49 each
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Late Recertifications:

Up to 3 Months past expiration Up to 6 Months past expiration
$169 each $199 each

ACE Continuing Education is a great way to build your expertise and better serve people who need your help. You must earn 2.0 CECs every two years to keep your certification current.