CERTIFICATION EXAM

WHAT'S ON THE CERTIFICATION EXAM?

The certification exam consists of 3 tests:
  1. Multiple choice exam

  2. Essay exam

  3. Case study exam

MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM

For the multiple choice exam, there are 3 categories. Each category is specific to an area of working knowledge and skill set of the personal trainer. The certification exam validates your understanding of these subjects. Here is a breakdown of the subjects that you will be tested on.

  • 20% Communication

  • 30% Nutrition

  • 50% Physiology

ESSAY EXAM

This exam has 10 essay style question. It's not graded, but required to answer. 

CASE STUDY EXAM

There are 3 case studies. For all 3 case studies you will need to provide a detailed program design (training and nutrition) over a period of weeks. It's also not graded, but required to answer. 

HOW LONG TO I HAVE TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM?

You have 3 months. After your purchase, you will be enrolled in our system and will have access to the certification exam at the 90 day period. During your 90 days, it is up to you to study as much of the material as you can to ensure you pass. The only package that is exempt from this is RECOMP I. In RECOMP I you will get the certification exam immediately to take.  

WHAT SCORE DO I NEED TO PASS?

80% or above on the MULTIPLE CHOICE exam. The NART certification exam consists of 125 multiple choice questions, 10 essay style questions and 3 case studies.

The essay and case study exam is not graded, however, to pass the certification exam, it's required to do both the essay and case studies.

RECOGNITION AND DISTINCTION STATUS?

Even though the essay and case study exams are not graded, they will be assessed. If we believe they are exceptional and in good standing, we will recognize that and give you an additional distinction on your certification. 

CAN I RETAKE THE EXAM IF I FAIL?

Yes. You can retake the NART certification exam for a $99 fee. However, if you purchase the RECOMP III package, then you have one retest voucher.

WHERE DO THE EXAM QUESTIONS COME FROM?

The exam is based off the NART personal training textbook. You will get this book in both RECOMP II and III certification packages. The exam was created in a way to assess the skills and knowledge that you, as a trainer, need to train clients. 

AFTER I PASS THE EXAM, WHEN DO I GET MY CERTIFICATE?

Once the exam is completed and you have passed, we will then send out the certification to you within 4 weeks. You will have both a digital and physical copy. 

IS THIS OPEN BOOK?

Yes it is. We believe in open book testing because it provides a better learning environment. We are not concerned about you memorizing things, we want you to be critical and search for the answers as you would do so with your own clients. Our job is to educate you, not make you good at memorization.