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Why health & fitness
professionals choose
an ACE Certification

As an ACE Certified Pro, you are widely respected as being the most qualified professional to coach clients. You hold the most recognized certification in the industry that can lead to the most sought-after opportunities. And with ongoing support and guidance from ACE throughout your career, you will have access to the exclusive tools and resources you need to thrive as a health and fitness pro.


ACE provides the ongoing support and guidance you need to create the career you want while thriving in an evolving industry.

  • ACE Pro Compass

    Navigate your career path through curated content and resources that help you define, develop and reach your potential.

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  • ACE Talks Podcast

    Listen to career-building convos with ACE Experts and special industry guests. Available only in the ACE Pro Connect App.

  • ACE Job Board

    Find career opportunities on our job board dedicated to the hottest health and fitness-related jobs across the USA.

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  • Industry Discounts

    Enjoy discounts on athletic apparel, training equipment and software, like prAna, TRX and Trainerize.


Build community, network, share resources and find mentorship by connecting with 90,000+ ACE Certified Pros.

  • ACE Pro Connect App

    Learn, grow and connect in a social platform dedicated to our exclusive community of like-minded ACE Certified Pros.

  • Industry Memberships

    Enjoy exclusive membership discounts with top organizations and associations, like the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) and Fitness Business Association (FBA).


As a leading non-profit, our top-rated Study Programs and Continuing Education are based on science-backed research and methods proven to support client success.

  • Certification Study Programs

    Get certified and launch your career as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, health coach, or medical exercise specialist in as few as 3-6 months with the highest quality online study experience.

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  • ACE Insights and Healthy Living Blogs

    Learn from a diverse team of leading industry experts who deliver timely and relevant articles aimed at helping you best serve your clients.

  • Continuing Education

    Build in-demand skills and advance your health and fitness professional career with easy-to-understand, evidence-based learning that supports the evolving needs of you and your clients.

    For maximum flexibility, choose CEC Power Pass. From in-depth Specialist Programs to short courses on trending topics, CEC Power Pass provides unlimited access to the knowledge you need to be the best trainer, instructor, and coach possible.

ACE Certifications are

The health and fitness industry is largely unregulated and unfortunately anyone can claim to be an exercise professional or health coach. To support the integrity of our industry and in keeping with standards of practice among other healthcare professionals, all our primary certification programs hold accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

The nation's most respected thinkers in health and fitness agree that NCCA accreditation is the gold standard when it comes to accreditation of programs that certify professionals working in healthcare, fitness, wellness and other occupations.

All certifications are not created equal

BE WARY! There are more than 100 respectable organizations, fly-by-night operators and providers of "overnight credentials" that are not accredited at all, do little to prepare you for a lasting career and may not be accepted by employers. Make sure to do your research!

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