The Athletic Certification Training, or ACT, Commission offers a free personal trainer certification through their website. Traditionally, the certification costs about $300, but in order to streamline the process and introduce their website to people who are not familiar with it, they are now offering their certification free of charge.
AFAA stands for Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. AFAA personal trainer certification is a fast way to get certification, and the entire certification process can be done completely online.
The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) is an agency accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). They offer certifications for personal trainers.
National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) has been in operation since 1992. The agency is accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
The National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) is a program that was created by Eugene Mcllvaine in 1997. NPTI is a comprehensive 500-hour personal training certification program.
NSCA stands for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. This organization has many certifications, but the most popular is the Personal Trainer Certification. This is an entry level certification that can lead holders down the path to a career in the personal training field.