How many questions are on the CPT exam and how long do I have to complete it?
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 scaled score of 70 or better.
Does NASM offer any Special Accommodations for the CPT Exam (Remote)?
NASM complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In order to ensure the opportunity for all qualified persons, NASM will make reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities that might affect their NASM-certification exam taking. Please click here for the Special Accommodation Application .
Note: All candidates who are approved for accommodations are required to take their exam at a PSI testing center as an in-person proctored exam.
Is there an expiration date on my CPT Exam (Remote)?
Yes. The standard CPT Exam (Remote) expires 180 days from the date of enrollment.
Where can I locate the expiration date on my CPT Exam (Remote)?
To find your CPT Exam (Remote) expiration date:
1. Log in to NASM.org
2. Click on My Account and select the “Courses” menu option.
3. Within your course list, locate your "CPT Exam" enrollment and click the blue action button (Play sign).
You will be directed to the exam enrollment page and your expiration date will be displayed in red lettering at the upper right hand corner.
Is there a CPT practice exam?
Yes. Dependent upon which package was purchased, you may have 1 or more practice exams available to you for the duration of your enrollment period. You can locate the practice exam via your NASM Student Portal.
Where can I find Exam Study Tips?
You can find the CPT Study guide by clicking here.
What documentation do I need to have available at the time of my test?
At the time of your exam, you are required to show proof of a valid, current government-issued Photo ID and current and valid Cardiopulminary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification*. Both credentials will be verified by the proctor before you are permitted to begin the exam. Please reference the NASM Candidate handbook for additional testing information.
Failure to provide proof of your valid CPR/AED certification at the time of your test will result in a mandatory rescheduling of your exam. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to NASM Member Services department at 1-800-460-6276.
What CPR/AED providers does NASM accept?
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.
Can I do my CPR/ AED course online?
The standard requirement for a CPR/AED course requires that the training include a hands-on assessment; Hybrid courses are accepted.
How do I schedule my remote CPT exam?
You will be eligible to schedule your exam once you have received your Measure Registration email. This is typically no more than 1-2 business days after signing up with NASM. You can schedule your remote exam online by logging into the testing platform with your established login credentials at https://nasm.ysasecure.com/login. Note: You will be required to schedule your exam appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
For a video tutorial on logging in and signing up for the remote proctored exam, please visit our Exam Information page.
How do I cancel or reschedule my CPT Exam (Remote) appointment?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your online exam appointment, you will need to access your Measure account. Once you are logged into your profile, you can click on “Exams” at the top of the page. Underneath the exam, you will have the option to Transfer or Withdraw your booking.
Note: You can reschedule or cancel a booking up until the minute before your scheduled exam date/time. If your exam start time has lapsed, you will be unable to reschedule or cancel and must call NASM Member Services for further assistance.
When I enter my email address on the Yardstick Measure platform, I receive an error that says, "This user does not exist."
As this field is case sensitive, ensure you are entering your email address using all lowercase letters. If you still get an error, contact Member Services at 800-446-2322 option 3.
What are the hardware and system requirements for the Measure Testing platform?
Below are the standard hardware and system requirements:
1. A functioning web camera and microphone (some web cameras have them built-in)
2. The latest Google Chrome (preferred), Mozilla Firefox, or Safari browsers.
3. The latest version of Adobe Flash Player
The following are incompatible:
Windows 10S Mode
NASM recommends testing your equipment prior to your exam appointment. Test out your equipment by clicking on this link.
Where can I test my system for the Online Proctor Requirements?
Test your internet connection at the testing station to ensure a speed of at least 5 Mbps or higher is available. Anything lower than 5 Mbps will not ensure optimal performance during the examination. You are recommended to find a better internet connection prior to the beginning of your examination. You can test your connection speed using one of the following 3 sites:
You can test the equipment requirements directly within your profile once signed into your account.
What should I do before connecting to an Online Proctor?
- Your webcam is installed and turned on.
- With exception to the examination website, all other programs and applications are closed.
- You have your government-issued photo identification ready to show the proctor. The identification must be valid (not expired) and include your signature. Examples include a driver’s license or a passport.
- You are only allowed to have one monitor connected to your computer during the assessment. If you use more than one monitor, disconnect it and make sure that it is facing away from you.
- Your workstation is clear of any non-approved materials.
- Before connecting to a live proctor, ensure that your browser & popup blocker is disabled by following this help link.
Is there a tutorial exam I can take?
Yes, an exam tutorial is provided to you within the testing platform. We highly recommend that you take the exam tutorial before the exam, so you can become familiar with the exam interface. You can access the tutorial as many times as you wish and the time used for the tutorial will not affect the time allotted for other exams.
A helpful video demonstration of the exam day connection process can be found within the Yardstick FAQs.
What time should I arrive for my exam?
Arrive at the scheduled start time to connect to the proctor. You will have 15-minutes to connect until the exam is marked as a no show and will be required to potentially book a new time slot, if this is available.
Does my exam begin when I connect with ProctorU?
No, the allotted time for your exam does not begin until the exam has been unlocked by your proctor.
What happens if I miss my exam appointment?
If you miss your exam appointment, you must contact NASM Member Services to reactivate your eligibility. Please know that additional fees may apply.
Will I receive my exam score?
NASM does not release exam scores. If you pass or fail the CPT Exam (Remote), our Proctoring partner will provide you with a score report providing details of your test results.
Can anyone see my exam score?
No, NASM does not release exam scores.
How do I get an extension for my course?
Access to your online study materials is good for 365 days from date of purchase. Your access will end on the course
expiration date. For the CPT Exam (Remote), the initial enrollment period is 180 days from the date of purchase.
Please contact the Member Services team for details on extension options. Please know that additional fees may apply.
I failed my exam, can I purchase a retest? And when can I reschedule?
If you missed your deadline or failed your initial exam attempt, a retest for the exam can be purchased. Requirements and limitations for retesting are described in the Candidate Handbook. Please contact the Member Services team for additional details regarding pricing and limitations.
When do I receive my certificate?
An official certificate will be mailed to the mailing address you have listed in your NASM account within 4 – 6 weeks after passing your CPT Exam (Remote). A digital copy of your certificate will be made available in the Certificates section of your Student Portal within 1 business day of passing your CPT Exam (Remote).