NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer Exam Prerequisites

NSCA-CPT® candidates must:

1. Be at least 18 years old

2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent

3. Have a current CPR/AED certification. (refer to Certification Handbook for acceptable CPR/AED certifications)

  • Documentation only needs to be submitted if candidate indicated they did not hold a current CPR/AED certification when completing the registration process.
  • Individuals that do not have current CPR/AED certification can still register and take the exam; however, a copy of valid CPR/AED certification must be received within 1-year of exam date.

~Please do not send in your supporting documentation until AFTER you have registered for an exam.~

Certification will not be granted until ALL of the eligibility requirements have been met. Candidates have one (1) year to submit documentation demonstrating completion of all eligibility criteria. Exam results become invalid if acceptable eligibility documentation is not received within one (1) year of exam date.


Send supporting documentation to:

1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
FAX: 719-632-6367 (copies of CPR/AED only)
Email: exams@nsca.com


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