Compare Certifications – GFI
With over 300 personal training certifications to choose from, we have decided to list the industry’s top four recognized and respected. Most of the certifications out there are not NCCA accredited. NCCA accreditation serves as the gold standard for how organizations should conduct certification.
When you earn an NCCA accredited Group Fitness Instructor certification, you will position yourself as a respected group fitness instructor not only within the personal training industry but also within the healthcare continuum, which consists of medical doctors, physical therapists, etc.
We are educational partners for two of the top four personal training certifications. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Both are NCCA accredited.
|Organizational Model||Non-Profit||For Profit||Non-Profit||Non-Profit|
|Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Member of Coalition of the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP)™||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Accredited by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA)||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Currently Certified Personal Trainers||38841||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Currently Certified Fitness Professionals||52700||N/A||25000||35000|