The exam fees for CCS and CPT and WM are $50(If you have taken the workshops for each course). Exams are offered once a month, usually the 4th Saturday of the month. Exam registration usually opens on the first Friday of the month. Class size is limited.
The entire exam (Written & Practicals) is taken at the same time. We urge you to take the exam as soon as you feel ready. If you take the exam directly after completing the course, the fresher the material will be in your mind. We recommend that you take the exam within one year of taking the course, as the course materials and test could change over time.
To take the exam only (CPT or CCS), which means you did not take the course, the fee is $185. We highly recommend that you take the two-day class, as this better prepares you to take the exam.
Results are sent via mail and take about 4-6 weeks to process. Please do not call the office for results.
A valid CPR certification is required in order for any NSPA certification to be valid. We are no longer requiring proof of current CPR status, but at any time during your certification period with NSPA, you must have a valid CPR certification in order for your NSPA certification to be valid.
Cancellation Policy: Please make every effort to call to cancel as soon as you know you cannot attend the exam. We often have people on a waiting list who would like to take the opening.
The CPT Exam has a Written portion and 5 Practicals, which consists of blood pressure, skin calipers, machines, free weights and stretching.
For those taking the CPT Exam, we recommend our Review Course given every other month at Brick Bodies in Resisterstown, MD. There is a fee for this course. Click Here for more information on the Review Course
The CCS Exam has a Written portion and 6 Practicals which consists of blood pressure, skin calipers, PNF stretching, manuals, free weights, and machines. * if you are a current certified NSPA Personal Trainer – you do not have to take the blood pressure and skin caliper practical portion of the CCS Exam
The CCI exam is given by the course instructor.
The Nutrition and Weight Management Exam (WM) is a written exam.
A score of 75% is required to pass the written exam.
Practicals are scored as a pass/fail.
Off Site Testing is also available in certain regions. There is a fee of $85 for offsite testing in addtion to the $50 exam fee.
Contact the NSPA office at 800-494-6772 to schedule Off Site testing.