National Federation of Professional Trainers


NFPT has been certifying fitness professionals since 1988 and offers an NCCA accredited Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification program. NFPT’s education material provides a refreshingly comprehensive approach to the fundamentals of exercise science and offers complete consultation guidelines and instructions for offering safe and effective fitness trainer services as well as business tools needed to work as a successful personal trainer.

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MFN professional members receive a 15% discount on all CE courses and the Standard and Premier Cert packages.


NFPT objectives are to:

  • Ensure that the certification participant is pursuing a CPT title through a recognized, accredited, legally defensible, and trustworthy certification program
  • Provide an affordable, convenient, comprehensive and applicable research-based education that is applicable in the ‘real-world’ of personal training
  • Offer a respected Personal Trainer Certification credential for consumer/employer recognition of competence and professionalism
  • Provide trainers with a variety of Continuing Education Courses at Introductory and Advanced levels of learning
  • Provide trainers with on-going support and a fitness community for encouraging the exchange of ideas, knowledge, business experiences, and financial opportunities between NFPT’s network of fitness trainers and professional partners


Personal Trainer Certification
Earn your Certified Personal Trainer credential and immediately be recognized by your title as a CPT! With your NFPT CPT credential, you will show potential employers and clients that you have the knowledge and skill set to be a successful personal fitness trainer. NFPT’s CPT program is accredited by the NCCA and adheres to standards which pertain to certification business and test development practices. Learn more about Personal Trainer Certification.

Continuing Education Courses
NFPT continuing education (CE) courses are offered for the purpose of skill set enhancement and reinforcement. Continuing education is a critical part of refining your skill as a trainer, and helps you to stay ahead of what is simply required in the profession – go the extra mile, and get CECs while you’re at it!

Below, find a sampling of NFPT courses. Learn more and view all of our specialty and standard continuing courses at

This course offers insight regarding energy provision from the time foods enter into the digestive process to when they are delivered to body cells, and how this all relates to fitness and athletics. You’ll learn about digestion and internal chemical processes, energy provision and conversion, nutrient requirements, and the basic synergy that ties eating and fitness together. Never has the physiology of nutrition been taught to the fitness professional in a way that is more intriguing and comprehensive!

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CancerCourseCoverSome cancer survivors are under the impression that they should remain inactive because it will help to decrease fatigue and speed recovery – wrong! Exercise during and after cancer surgery and treatments is extremely helpful for one’s physical and mental well-being. Statistically and unfortunately, cancer rates are on the rise at alarming rates. Trainers are often faced with how to effectively help a cancer survivor to maintain their quality of life without putting them at risk for injury. This course will provide the tools to be equipped to do just that! Learn to improve the quality of a cancer survivor’s life through the right kind of exercise, strengthening and stretching.

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Learn safe and effective techniques for training MS clients. It is a common misconception that MS sufferers should remain inactive, resting and sedentary. The opposite is true. Those with MS should be encouraged, active and moving – you can help get MS clients to a better mental and physical place. Take your knowledge to the next level, learn how to affect positive change for MS clients!

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This continuing education course defines functional exercise and explains it’s importance to the training program. Learn the science behind functional training and how to apply it to each client. Take a comprehensive look at the foundational principles of functional training and the importance of testing for core strength. This course will cover various techniques for dynamic training of the core through multi-planar movements, challenging the center of gravity, and through isometric exercises.

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NFPT offers the following continuing education related to aging, senior fitness, chronic disease, medical condition, and pre or postnatal care:

Cancer Recovery Specialist
MS Fitness Essentials
Fitness Nutrition Specialist

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