Since 1992, NESTA has been on the leading edge of quality education, unlimited support and helpful resources to tens of thousands of fitness enthusiasts and professionals just like you. Whether you are new to personal training or have experience, NESTA provides the education and support you need to help you earn your certification. We want you to succeed and have the opportunity to turn your passion into a fun and highly-rewarding career.
And once you’ve earned your certification, NESTA will help you enhance and expand your career with our popular continuing education programs. You will gain specialized skills and learn to attract more clients. NESTA’s continuing education programs range from turn-key fitness business systems to group exercise, nutrition and other specialized programs. We are here to help you succeed!
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- Study at your own pace and when you are ready to take the exam, you’ll receive 90 days to schedule and take the NESTA-PFT proctored exam
- Receive access to our bi-monthly Q & A webinar sessions with the top executives at NESTA, career trainers and fitness club employers
- Upon successfully passing the accredited 4-year NESTA-PFT certification exam, you’ll receive a digital copy and mailed a 8×10 hard copy wall certificate with our official seal and title of “Certified Personal Fitness Trainer”
- You’ll receive discounts on our CEU courses to help you enhance your knowledge, stay current with your certification and increase your marketability
Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive access to all of our online training materials for as long as you need them. Access to over 40-hours of PFT education for a lifetime!
You’ll begin by downloading the NESTA PFT interactive manual and step-by-step video training, demonstrations and audio lessons you need to pass the exam and to become a NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer.
You’ll cover the fundamental sciences that every personal trainer should know. You’ll learn the practical application of the sciences and how they relate in our four step process NESTA’s “Bridging the Gap” methodology:
—Kinesiology and Functional Anatomy—
—Safety, Injury Prevention and Treatment—Plus, you’ll learn the business side of a personal training and how to market yourself to potential fitness employers and clients.
Once you’ve completed the above, you’ll be ready to sit for the PFT proctored exam at a PSI testing center near you. Upon receiving your exam eligibility ID, students are given 90 days to complete the exam. You’ll be given 2-hours to answer 125 multiple choice, computer based exam. Upon meeting the passing requirements, you’ll be issued a temporary certificate good for 30 days from the exam date.
Your 8×10 wall certificate will be process and mailed within 2-3 weeks. Plus, you’ll automatically be added to the NESTA PFT Validation database used by employers and clients to validate your status. And, you’ll be emailed a media kit containing logos, promotional banners and other marketing and employment resources.
Move forward and begin your certification journey with NESTA. We’re with you every step of the way.