Strength and Conditioning Specialist
This is an intense written and
practical exam. Must have a
B.A., Bsc or in medicine from
a university, or collage.
Time commitment: an exam Cost: $350 Canadian
This certification has two levels and because of the prerequisites it comes in second place.
Requirements for Level 1
2 year education at a college or university that addresses the CSEP-CPT core competencies.
Requirements for Level 2
Must have a 4 year degree in Human Kinetics or Kinesiology to be eligible for the CSEP-CEP certification. They designed this especially for Kinesiologists.
Workshops are not necessary as you could go write the examination which has a theory and a practical component.
Council On Exercise (ACE)
This certification is an intense
written exam. You must have
a backgroud in kinesiology,
and CPR and order the manual
at the address above.
Am I eligible for Personal Trainer certification?
The following eligibility requirements have been adopted for our Personal Trainer certification exams.
*You may sit for the Paper and Pencil exam without proof of CPR; however, you will not receive your exam results until you provide a CURRENT CPR Certificate. Candidates registering for computer-based testing must have a CURRENT CPR certificate at the time of registration that does not expire prior to the exam date.
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must hold current adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certificate at the time of the exam.*
*Note: Effective January 1, 2009 all new and renewing ACE-certified professionals in the U.S. and Canada must hold both a current CPR and AED card to sit for or renew an ACE certification.
Cost: About $280 Canadian Time Commitment: One
Mens/Womens Christian Association
http://www.ymcaywca.ca/Adults/educationcentre/- Contact your local YMCA
This is a 5 part course. Basic
Theory, individual conditioning,
program design, cpafla, and
personal training. Cost:
$400 Canadain (members) Time
commitment: 5 courses, each
2 weekends long.
This certification has a practical
and a written component. Visit
the above to attain the manual
required to complete this certification. Time commitment: 2 weekends (25
hours). + studing.
Cost: About $400 Canadian
Personal Trainers Network (CPTN)
Must be 18, have CPR. 120 multiple
choice questions, and a practical
with a minimum of 75% to pass. Cost: $212.93 Canadian Time Commitment: 1 weekend.
||Sports Performance Institute
Written and practical examination.
(multiple choice). Text book
comes with the course. Must
have CPR to complete the course.Cost: Level 1 $250.00, Level 2 $265.00,
Level 3 $340.00
ACSM Personal Trainer Requirements
This certification has a practical
and a written component..
Requirements: 18 years old, high school diploma, current CPR with practical skills component.
Cost: $219 ACSM Members
$279 other candidates (This cost does not include the price of the manuals)
NPTI Personal Trainer
This course is a 6 month or 12 months (part-time) intensive class like structure and are taught physiology, anatomy, business practices and 200 hours of gym training. Hands on training is also included.
Cost: $6,300 Includes the registration fee, text books, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications and covers the entire 500-hour program including your gym membership for the duration of the program.
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