Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Pass our CPT certification or renewal test and you'll receive your Certified Personal Trainer certification from the Personal Training Certification Institute.
Yes, we offer a wide range of courses, which offer both certification and recertification in everything from group fitness and senior fitness to yoga and pilates. Click here to see the list of courses we offer.
Yes, you will receive self-study ELECTIVE continuing education credits with all of our programs. Pass any certification test and you will receive 8 continuing education credits. Pass our recertification test and you'll receive 4 continuing education credits. When you pass the exam for any one of our courses, you’ll earn self-study elective continuing education units.
Yes! Through the Personal Training Certification Institute you can gain both certification and recertification 100% online in many different fitness fields. We offer certification courses such as Golf, Health Management, Functional Fitness and much more.
Our exam takes just 1 to 2 hours.
Our tests are straightforward multiple-choice exams.
There is no time limit. You are free to print out the exam and answer questions whenever and wherever you like.
Like all of our course materials, our study guides have been prepared and written by certified fitness professionals. Our study guides are designed to help you pass the exam.
A score of 80% or above is a passing grade.
If you do not pass you can take as many exam retakes as you wish for free.
We are proud of the fact that all material and exams have also been vetted by certified fitness professionals.
The Personal Training Certification Institute is pleased to provide our clients with free instant test grading, test results and certification. Once you've passed any one of our exams, you'll receive your digital certification cards via email.
How long does my certification stay active?
Your certification will remain active for a full two calendar years from the date you pass the exam. Once your certification expires, you can renew at the $175.00 rate.