Frequently Asked Questions
There are 120 test questions, in which 20 are research questions and do not count toward or against the final score. There is a 2-hour time limit and you must pass with a 70% or better.
Yes, we include five 100-question practice final exams with unlimited attempts. We also include 23 chapter quizzes.
The NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification must be recertified every two years in order to ensure that NASM-CPTs stay up-to-date with current best-practice guidelines and skills. To recertify, you will be required to earn 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs (20 contact hours) every two year certification period. This includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification.
To be eligible, you must have a high school degree or GED. You’re also required to have a current CPR and AED certification before you take the NASM-CPT exam; however, you may enroll in the course before having your CPR/AED certification.
NASM offers college course CEU credits on a per unit basis. For example, a semester long Anatomy course worth 3 units would provide 0.3 NASM CEUs (up to a maximum of 1.5 CEUs). Please provide a copy of an official transcript with your recertification application submission.
NASM recommends the following organizations- American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, St. John Ambulance, Emergency Care & Safety Institute or Emergency Medical Technician.