The Structure of the NESTA PFT Exam
The NESTA Executive Certification Board oversees a Job Analysis Task (JTA) Report that defines and analyzes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required to be a safe and effective personal fitness trainer. The results of this report determine the subject domains and their respective weights on the NESTA PFT Exam.
This process is updated on a regular basis to ensure that NESTA graduates are up-to-date on the demands of the profession. The most recent JTA was performed and new test items (questions) written. The new version of the exam will be launched on July 1, 2018. Please see below for the differences between the current version and the new one starting July 1.
Please refer to this exam content outline if you are taking the exam between now and June 30, 2018. After June 30, this version of the examination content outline will be retired.
|Content Domain||# of Questions|
|1||Exercise Application and Instruction||10|
|4||Assessments and Injury Prevention||18|
Please refer to this examination content outline if you are taking the exam on July 1, 2018, or afterward. If you are not sure when you will take the exam, we recommend you use this outline and plan for a testing date after July 1.
NOTE: There are 125 questions on the exam. Of the 125 questions on the examination, 100 are scored questions that correspond to the content outline above. An additional 25 unscored questions are included among the scored items in order to test them out before using them as scored questions on future versions of the examination.