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NASM - CPT EXAM INFORMATION

MASTER YOUR CAREER ACCELERATION.

As an NASM-CPT, you are required to maintain your current CPR and AED certifications (0.1 CEUs), as well as earn 1.9 CEUs (continuing education units). These CEUs will ensure you're current with best-practice guidelines, plus they will expand your knowledge, skills and abilities in these key areas:

  • Assessment
  • Exercise Technique
  • Program Design
  • Nutrition
  • Client Relations and Administration
  • Professional Practice and Responsibility
To continue with the career you love, it's a requirement to
recertify Every Two Years.

ALERT

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE

NASM recognizes that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is very limited availability of hands on skills assessments for CPR/AED certifications. NASM will be temporarily waiving the hands on skills assessment requirement and accepting online only CPR/AED courses. This waiver applies to exam candidates and professionals recertifying their credentials.

This waiver will be in effect until the CDC and government recommendations for social distancing have been lifted in the United States. Once the social distancing orders have been lifted, there will be a 60 day window before the hands on requirement will be reinstated.

NASM recommends that anyone who certified or recertified during the Waiver Period obtain the hands-on skills assessment once available to avoid any insurance or liability issues which could arise due to the lack of such training.

Please note: The online course must still include Adult CPR and AED

HOW TO RECERTIFY

1

Log into your NASM account and click on the link to the NASM CPT Recertification Portal.

2

Click on My CEUs under the Continuing Ed. Section in the left menu column.

3

Enter your CEUs by choosing Provider/Petition CEUs or Add Other CEUs. If you have taken any NASM developed courses, they will automatically be listed in Category A.

4

Include documentation of continuing education courses completed (e.g., certificates of completion). A total of 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs are required.

5

Include a copy of the front and back of your adult CPR and AED certification.

6

Click on Renewal under the Certifications section in left menu column.

7

Check the box next to your CPT expiration date and click on Renew or Certify for Life.

8

You will be directed to the NASM checkout cart to pay your recertification fee.* A verification email will be sent once your application has been received.

*Random users will be chosen for audit. FAQs located at bottom of page.

 


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FAQ's

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO RECERTIFY?

To support NASM's commitment to protect health and safety, the NASM-CPT certification must be recertified every two (2) years.

WHAT DOES CEU REPRESENT?

CEU is an acronym for Continuing Education Unit. CEUs are based upon contact hours. Contact hours are defined by the number of clock hours spent in direct participation in a structured educational format. One (1) contact hour is equivalent to point-one (0.1) CEU.

CAN I RECERTIFY IF MY CURRENT CERTIFICATION HAS EXPIRED?

The NASM-CPT credential will expire if all recertification requirements have not been met by the certification expiration date. Recertification applications will be accepted up to one year from the certification expiration date if all continuing education courses have been completed before or within 90 days of the certification expiration date. A late fee is charged for applications received up to 90 days post expiration. After the 90 days, an additional fee is applied and the recertification application must be received before one year after credential expiration.

HOW DO I FIND A LIST OF NASM APPROVED PROVIDERS AND CEUS?

To locate NASM-approved CEUs, visit our Course Providers page by clicking here.

DOES NASM ACCEPT COURSES THAT ARE NOT PREAPPROVED?

Continuing education courses not preapproved with NASM can be reviewed by petition only. A $25 nonrefundable administrative fee is required for each course/event petitioned.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY RECERTIFICATION SUBMISSION IS SELECTED FOR AUDIT?

There will be a random audit performed on all recertification applications submitted. If your application is chosen for audit, you will have 30 days to submit all supporting documentation to the NASM Recertification Department.

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