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NCCA Accredited NCCPT Exam

Learn more about the NCCA Personal Training Proctored Exam

About the Exam

What You Need to Take the Exam

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to take the exam, or you must provide written permission from your legal guardian.
  • You must show proof of a valid CPR certification (CPR card or certificate of completion).

    NCCPT has partnered with American Safety Institute to give NCCPT Students a discounted rate on CPR/AED. Please visit our CPR page for more information on CPR.

  • A government issued photo ID (such as a driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.) is required to take the exam. For more information go to our Candidate Handbook. Please make sure the name on your government issued ID matches the name in your NCCPT account. The testing center will check this.

Registration

You have six months from the date of purchase to take your exam. If you do not take the exam within six months, a course extension will need to be purchased in order to be eligible for the exam.

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What's On The Exam

The NCCPT NCCA accredited certification final exams are 140 multiple choice questions. 125 questions are graded and 15 questions are field items.

View a list of the exams' content

Exam Results

A pass or fail result will be provided upon completion.

Only candidates who achieve a passing score on their final exam(s) will obtain the certification. View candidate handbook for more information. Students must use the designation for the certification they passed, as follows:

Certification Designation
Certified Personal Trainer CPT
Certified Group Exercise Instructor CGxI
Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor CICI
Certified Yoga Instructor CYI
Certified Strength Training Specialist CSTS

Canceling or Rescheduling the Exam

When cancelling or rescheduling your exam, the following timetable applies. Any fees will be collected by Prometric from the candidate.

Cancellation/Reschedule Period Cancellation/Reschedule Fee
30 days or more before test date none
5-29 days before test date $25

Less than 5 days before test date, or

Failure to appear for scheduled test, or

Arrival more than 30 minutes after the scheduled start time for the test (admission refused)

Full test delivery fee for the canceled/rescheduled test

Accreditation

The following exams have been accredited by the NCCA: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Group Exercise Instructor (CGxI), Certified Yoga Instructor (CYI), Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor (CICI) and/or the Certified Strength Training Specialist (CSTS).

Special Accommodations

To request a special accommodation, contact the NCCPT CB for assistance at 800.778.6060 and/or submit the Request for Special Accommodations form to [email protected]

Study Guide & Exam Prep

The successful completion of exam review materials is not required to sit for the exam, nor does it guarantee a passing score on the exam.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to applying to take the Final Exam(s) for the certification(s) or they must have a signed parental consent form from their legal guardian. CPR certification is required and is a prerequisite for taking any final exam.

The NCCPT recommends that you adequately prepare before attempting your exam(s) the first time.

We have provided you with a list of open resources you can utilize to prepare at https://www.nccpt.com/data/docs/open-resources.pdf

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