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Personal Trainer Certification Exam

ISTA offers an online personal trainer test that is convenient, affordable and recognized nationwide. Our online test for personal trainer certification will be your final step to achieving your certification — which is crucial to a successful career in the industry. Read on to learn more about our online personal trainer certification test.

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The decision to pursue a Personal Trainer Certification is an important step for any aspiring Fitness Professional. Earning the ISTA credential will not only set you apart in your field, it will open up a door of opportunities for you in the Health and Fitness industry. The ISTA Personal Trainer Certification Exam was developed with the highest standards in mind. The exams are built to be up-to-date with the ever-changing fitness industry, be challenging, and provide the client with the proper understanding of what it takes to be an effective fitness professional while still adhering to safety standards. It’s one of the best online personal trainer certification tests available today!


The International Strength Training Association LLC offers its customers two opportunities to take and pass the exam.  If the exam is not passed with a score of 70% or higher by the second attempt than a re-test fee of $49.95 will incur and the client will have to wait two weeks before attempting the exam again.  The personal training certification exam is a proctored, online exam that can be done from home. We use the services of ProctorU to administer this exam. The exam consists of 150 multiple choice and True/False questions. You will be allowed 120 minutes to complete the exam. After the certification exam is purchased a link with a corresponding password will be emailed to you to access the study materials, exercise demonstration videos and to sign up for the exam within 2 business days. The certifications are good for two years, and the recertification fee is only $99.00. Once the certification exam is passed a certificate will be emailed to the recipient within 2 business days.


  • 18 years or Older
  • CPR/First Aid Certification recommended
  • College Coursework Preferred

Insurance Info

Liability insurance is very important for all fitness professionals.  ISTA Certified Trainers are encouraged to consider Healthcare Providers Services Organization for their insurance needs.

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The best online personal trainer certification test

The International Strength Training Association has been recognized and approved as a full affiliate of the National Board of Fitness Examiners. NBFE insures credibility for the fitness industry by setting and maintaining the national standard of practice in our field. For more details, visit the NBFE website.