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Register for your ACE Exam

Computer-based testing sites are found in hundreds of cities worldwide. For more information on what to expect on your exam, check out the ACE Certification Candidate Handbook.

Take a Computer-Based Exam

Computer-based exams are the most popular format due to convenience and the vast number of locations that offer them. The electronic format also allows you to receive your results instantly.

Find An Exam Location


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must hold a current, government-issued photo I.D.
  • Must meet the eligibility requirements to sit for desired exam as stated in the ACE Certification Candidate Handbook
  • Must hold a CPR/AED certification at time of registration that will still be valid on exam date. Course must include a live skills check. Online-only CPR/AED not accepted.
  • Must register at least 10 days prior to exam
  • May register either online (preferred) or by Mail
  • First-time exam only pricing is $249 for Group Fitness Instructor exam, $399 for Personal Trainer and Health Coach exams, and $499 for Medical Exercise Specialist exam
For more details on the cost of our exams, eligibility requirements, rescheduling, our cancellation policy, retakes and special accommodations, check out our FAQs.