BECOME A 
PERSONAL TRAINER
Certified Personal Trainer Specialist

Overview

 

Personal Trainer are trained individuals that meets with their clients to discuss the clients goals, that would either be weight loss or gaining muscle mass. The personal trainer further customizes a fitness program to meet the specific goals of the clients. They educate the client on use of equipment for exercises, moreover, they also advise the client on the weight that must be lifted for performing the exercise and the correct technique on performing exercises. Personal Trainers may train their clients in cardiovascular, strength training or using free weights only. 

 

Personal trainers are also performs fitness assessment of their clients to assess the clients current level of fitness. this helps the personal trainer in designing the most appropriate fitness plan. 

Personal Trainers also monitors the client(s) progress by assessing and recording clients weight, strength and fitness. By doing so they can adjust and/or change the fitness program to keep the client(s) motivated and challenging them with new routines.

Requirements

Candidates registering for the exam must qualify in (at-least 1) of the GROUPS (A or B or C) as shown below. Training and experience may be completed within united states of america or outside united states of america. 

GROUP A

EDUCATION

Training or

Equivalent

(Nationally or Internationally)

GROUP b

experience

Have work experience

or

Equivalent

GROUP C

MILITARY

Must submit proof of education or experience.

Duties

General:

Communicate with Clients

Design Fitness Programs

Administrative Duties

Clerical Duties

Observe Clients During Exercise Session

Assist Clients in Performing Exercises

Educate Clients on Equipment Use

Assess Clients Current Fitness Level

Monitor and Record Clients Fitness Level

Computer Skills (Basics)

Organizing Exercising Equipment

Cleaning Exercising Areas

Appointment Scheduling 

Discuss Health and Fitness Goals

Duties

 
 

Exam Test Plan

The exam content topic includes the following:

  1. Upper and Lower Body Exercises

  2. Abdomen and Back Exercises

  3. Muscle Physiology

  4. Musculo-skeleton Anatomy

  5. Exercise Nutrition

  6. Legal Issues (Fitness Related)

  7. Injury & Conditions

  8. CPR

 

Renewal

AECA believes in continuing education more frequently so that the candidate can have a constant touch with knowledge, Candidate’s are required to attend the continuing education units / credits every year to renew their certification.

Certification is required to be renewed annually.

On submitting a renewal application the candidate will receive an email with links to CEUs that must be completed and submitted online. 

Fee Schedule for Renewal

Renewal Fee: $50

Renewal: 

Certification that are expired must apply for reinstatement.

If you wish to apply to reinstate your expired certification you may proceed by submitting a reinstatement application. 

 

Fee Schedule for Reinstatement

Expired Less than 1 Year: $99  

Expired More than 1 Year but Less than 2 Years: $199

Reinstatement