Recognized Certified Personal Trainer

The NSCA’s Recognized Certified Personal Trainer (RCPT) is a designation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated experience and knowledge in the field of personal training. RCPT’s apply practical, foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train clients. The RCPT designation encourages high standards of professional practice and responsibility.

The NSCA’s Recognized Certified Personal Trainer (RCPT) designation is a recognition of individuals who have demonstrated experience and knowledge in the field of personal training. RCPT professionals apply practical, foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train clients. The RCPT designation encourages high standards of professional practice and responsibility.

The intent of the RCPT dist recognizes professionals who are employed as full-time personal trainers. These personal trainers have a minimum of two years of experience in the practical application of assessing, motivating, educating, and training clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.

There are three levels of Recognized Certified Personal Trainers:

1. Recognized Certified Personal Trainer (RCPT) – RCPTs who have two (2) years of experience or more in the field.

2. Recognized Certified Personal Trainer with Distinction (RCPT*D) - individuals designated RCPT*D who have 10 years of experience or more in the field.

3. Recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus (RCPT*E) – individuals designated RCPT*E who have 20 years of experience or more in the field.

RCPT Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the RCPT different from the NSCA-CPT®?

    The NSCA-CPT is the credential that signifies you have the NSCA-CPT  certification. The RCPT is a designation given to personal trainers who hold an NSCA-CPT certification and a minimum of two years of experience in the field. The designation helps inform employers and others that the personal trainer has the educational base and experience needed to work with clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.

  • What is I am unable to get an affirmation letter from a former employer?

    If your current supervisor can vouch for your previous employment they must vouch for it in the letter of affirmation, however please contact us directly for this special consideration. Contact NSCA about RCPT at RCPT@NSCA.com

  • What if I own my own personal training business?

    For business owners, please submit a letter of affirmation and be aware that you may be asked to provide articles of incorporation or other documents verifying business ownership.

  • What should i do if I am self-employed?

    Please contact us prior to submitting the affirmation for special consideration.

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