PTA Global Certification - Exam Only

$199.00 Purchase

IMPORTANT NOTICE : PTA Global is partnering with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)! By joining forces, we can now provide you with even more opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.

As part of the transition, you must start and complete your use of any PTA Global product by April 5th, 2021.

If you have any questions and/or would like more information on the wide range of offers that are available, please call a PTA Global Team Member at 877-647-0690.


NCCA Accredited Program

The PTA Global NCCA Accredited Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Exam  

The PTA Global Personal Trainer education and training courses are not the only route to obtaining your CPT Credential. Nor does PTA Global imply that our education and training courses are the only, or preferred route to preparing for the CPT exam.  The CPT exam is a stand-alone product.

Graduates of the CPT Exam will hold the designation of Certified Personal Trainer. Certified Personal Trainers work in the health and fitness industry one-on-one, or in group settings with clients. The trainer role is to assess, create safe exercise programming, and provide effective coaching.

The NCCA Final Exam can be taken at a test center or in the comfort of your own home! Review the Appendix of the CPT Exam Candidate Handbook for more details on how to test at home using Remote Live Proctoring.

To see FAQ's about the Certification and the Exam, click HERE.

Accredited exam includes the following

  • Free access to the PTA Global Community
  • Free Practice Exams (not required)
  • Complimentary access to over 840 pre-made exercise programs 
  • One attempt at the Final Exam (Computer-based testing at exam center)
    • 2-hour time limit
    • 120, four-answer, multiple-choice questions of which 100 are scored
    • Additional attempts at the exam may be purchased
    • Must be taken within 60-days of clicking "Schedule Final Exam"

1. Apply

To apply for the CPT exam, review the Application and Attestations section of the CPT Exam Candidate Handbook. After clicking "Purchase" you will be required to attest to the application criteria including education and CPR/AED requirements.  

  • PTA Global audits candidate applications/attestations monthly and may request additional supporting documentation of a high school diploma or GED. A college degree will satisfy this requirement.

2. Purchase

Purchase the PTA Global Certified Personal Trainer Exam and use the practice exam if you wish.

3. Review Testing Procedures

Read the CPT Exam Candidate Handbook
Visit and review our Certification Board website:

Once you click on "Schedule Final Exam," you will have 60 days to schedule and take your exam at a testing center, as explained in step 4.

4. Create Pearson View Account and Schedule Final Exam

Visit our Exam Requirements page for details.

5. Exam Day

On the exam day plan on arriving at least 30 minutes prior to actual appointment time to allow for processing and entry into examination room. Exam candidates arriving late will not be admitted to take their exam and will forfeit their examination fees. It is required to bring a proper form of identification and valid CPR/AED card which includes a live, hands-on training component. Visit our Exam Requirements page for details.

Any individual wishing to take the CPT Exam must:

  • Have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) before registering for the CPT Exam. Random audits are performed monthly.
  • Be CPR/AED Certified at the time of exam registration.

*Please review our Terms and Conditions for the refund policy.

* Final exam cannot be taken until course is paid in full


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