NASM Certified Personal Trainer online course (CPT)

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Interested in becoming a certified personal trainer online with the highest rated personal trainer online course in the world, all from the comfort of your home?

The NASM Certified PT course online, self-study program, is designed with your needs in mind. Learn at your own pace, at a place you feel comfortable learning.

NASM’s systematic, evidence-based approach for designing exercise programs can prepare you to help anyone reach their fitness goals – from beginners to professional athletes.

This personal trainer certification online and all other NASM programs are founded on principles contained in NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, the industry’s premier science-based training model which is highly respected in the world.

Take the first step and begin the journey towards your new career and a better, happier life.

None, this PT course online is open for anyone.

Course Language:
Available in English, Chinese and Arabic.

Content Access:
365 days (1 year) from date of purchase.

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) course you see here is a personal trainer certification online and is built on a proven, evidence-based training model that prepares you for real-world situations. Practical and application-focused content is presented in an easy-to-understand format. You’ll master complex scientific principles and be prepared to accept the challenge of the certification exam. You’ll enter the Personal Trainer industry with the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to change lives – including your own!


You can choose from the English, Chinese, Arabic or Dutch exam. To obtain the US recognized (NCCA) certificate, English exam must be taken. The choice between the Dutch or English US recognized exam must be made at the registration for this certified personal trainer online course. For the US (NCCA) approved exam, additional exam requirements apply.

Additional Requirements NCCA Exam: you must also have a valid CPR and AED certificate before the theory exam takes place.

Exam Access: English NCCA: 180 days (6 months), Dutch: 365 days (1 year)

Exam location: Online exam or at an offline supervised location in the Netherlands

Exam Attempts: English NCCA: 1, Dutch: 3

# of Questions on Exam: English NCCA: 120, Dutch: 100

Time limit for Exam: 120 minutes

Passing Score: 70

Regular pricing for Europe: € 625,-

Course Content: Chapter reading in PDF format, online study modules: several hours of video, exercise library, cueing library, practice exams/quizzes, and study guide.*

Certificate: Mailed via USPS 4-6 weeks after passing the exam.

NASM PT recognized certificate from the Self Study NASM CPT course: this online exam will lead to a NASM recognized PT certificate.

*Please note this is for self-study course only: in English, Chinese & Arabic.

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More information

Want to know more about the NASM CPT course? Have a look at the links below with information straight from the source!

→ Become a personal trainer
→ How to become a personal trainer
→ The NASM OPT™ model


You will have access to the content for four years.

Yes, you take your multiple-choice exam online.

You can schedule your exam in your personal NASM account. The exam is organised with a proctor link. You must have a valid CPR/AED certificate to take the exam.

Once you have completed the NASM-CPT course, you will receive a NASM certificate recognised by the NCCA. This is recognised in the US. For other countries, it is good to check the regulations on personal training.

After starting this course, you have to take the exam within 180 days.
Yes, you can. However it is good to check the validation of the diploma in the country where you want to work.
Skills You'll Gain

Anatomy Assessment Designing programs Nutrition Management Physiology Professional Development Working with clients