Fitness Trainer Certifications

The four most well-known personal trainer certifications are shown below as well as some other specialist fitness certifications offered by the same companies. All are accredited with NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) and are pretty well respected in the industry.


The National Academy of Sports Medicine offers these certifications:


The National Strength and Conditioning Association offers these certifications:


The American College of Sports Medicine offers three main Health Fitness Certifications


The American Council on Exercise offers these certifications:

Other less well-known certifications are provided by many other organizations as well, some also accredited by NCCA.