This infographic displays the best personal training certification choices. A comparison on the basis of cost, recertification cost, certification popularity, exam difficulty, continuing education and more. If you are just starting out as a personal trainer, picking the right certification is very important Does this can influence your overall earning potential as a trainer.
Most of these certifications are valid for two years and will require approximately 20 hours of continuing education to continue to be certified. The prerequisites for all of these personal training certifications is to be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma and to hold a CPR/AED certification from a legitimate certifying body such as the American Heart Association or Red Cross.
The most important factor of a legitimate personal training certification is that they are nationally accredited either by the NCCA or the DEAC. If the personal training certification you are looking at does not hold one of these two accreditations, it is not a legitimate organization.
infographic by: www.ptpioneer.com