NFPT Personal Trainer Certification Earns NCCA Accreditation

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National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) earns National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation for its NFPT-CPT.

Accreditation legitimizes a personal trainer certification organization. There are very few personal trainer certifying agencies who have achieved this impeccable "gold standard" distinction. NCCA is a 3rd party governing body whose function it is to impose standards of accountability, require exam validation, and identify quality programs to candidates and the public that are in strict compliance and produce valid, competent, and worthy personal fitness trainer graduates.

Why are there over 75 personal trainer certification organizations in our industry and so few in others? In other vocations "credentialing" MUST be 3rd party accredited. NCCA accreditation of certifications is expectedly emerging in the evolution of our profession and may likely become an industry standard.

Informed health and fitness professionals are not the only ones to embrace NCCA accreditation in the personal training industry. Already reduced insurance rates are being offered to health clubs who staff their facilities with accredited trainers.

NCCA protects vocations from government regulation indirectly through a legislative “Sunrise Review” process that identifies NCCA to legislators as an acceptable self-governing standard. This is a clear example of NCCA legitimacy!

NFPT will take a leadership role in educating all health and fitness professionals as well as the general public concerning the emergence of a new era! An era involving respected NCCA governance over personal fitness training to include NFPT-CPT. With recognized NCCA accreditation, the bar is being raised in personal training to a level respected by allied health professions ultimately resulting in patient referrals and eventual insurance reimbursements for fitness training services.

This is an exciting time for the personal training industry and rest assured that the NFPT-CPT trainer has earned his/her personal training credential. The NCCA guarantees it!



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