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  • Are there prerequisites?
    No. You do not need other certs or diplomas to go through our course.
  • How extensive are the exams?
    Extensive enough. This is a three-part exam: QPT exam, written exam, and praxis exam. 1: The QPT exam is 100 questions. You will take this inside your membership portal whenever you're ready. This is an open-book test. These exam questions vary in nature: - True/false - Yes/no - Multiple choice - Essay 2: The Written exam is an article submission. You will need to write a relevant essay and submit it to PTM. The requirement is 1 - 2 pages with a minimum of 10 references. 3: The Praxis exam is last. We require 10 hours of shadowing another trainer plus another 20 hours of training clients yourself. So you will need at least 30 hours of practical experience. After this is completed, you will train your subjects and record your sessions so we can critically review them. Each exam is graded as a pass or fail. If you fail, we advise you on why and what to focus on so you can obtain a passing grade. You will then need to redo the exam. After each exam is completed (passed) you will be advised on what to do next for the following exam. We know this is extensive and what is required from you is much more than your typical "accredited" PT certification. However, we believe this process is what makes our trainers qualified to train the public.
  • How long will I have to take these exams?
    You will have 120 days from the date of enrollment to study and have all three exams completed. Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis, however, most students are able to complete everything within the 4-month timeframe.
  • Do I need to go to a testing site for the exams?
    No. The QPT and Written exam are to be done at home. The Praxis exam will need to be done at a gym where you can display proficiency with various exercise tools and loading devices.
  • What if I don't pass the exam on my first attempt?
    We don't charge you for retests. We work with each student and make sure they understand the material and complete the course to our standards.
  • Does my certification expire?
    Yes. Once you complete all three exams you will receive your certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years. For renewal, you will be required to submit a new written and praxis exam again to ensure you are still qualified under PTM standards. The renewal cost is $149.
  • After I purchase, what happens next?
    You will immediately have access to our membership portal. You have the ability to log in and out through our website. Inside you will see all the materials as well as the first exam (QPT exam).
  • Will I receive a certification?
    Yes. Upon passing all three exams you will receive our QPT certificate. In the QPT Standard course, you will only receive a digital certificate. In the QPT Premium course, you will receive both digital and paper certificates. Certificates are mailed within 2-3 weeks. All international locations must pay a minimum shipping fee of $65 per certificate. You can forego this fee if you would like, as you will have a digital copy of your certificate.
  • Do I get an updated textbook?
    Yes. While many other organizations rely on continuing education only and do not do this, we believe our students need to be equipped with the most updated scientific research in exercise and nutritional sciences. Therefore, when you renew your certification, you will receive the newest edition in digital format, should we have an updated edition at that time.
  • Is your certification nationally accredited?
    You will be certified through us, however, it will not be accredited. It's important to acknowledge that accreditation is an assessment of an organization’s business structure, administration and lawful practices to ensure that they are devoid of physical, racial, and/or socioeconomic discrimination. This means that a certification that is "accredited" does not automatically imply the information within it is factual or evidence-based. In fact, there are many well-known personal training certifications out there that have contrasting philosophies when it comes to personal training and in some cases, misinformation. We are focused on creating QUALIFIED personal trainers. We focus on mentoring and making trainers better at what they do, through evidence-based education.
  • What is your refund policy?
    Upon successfully placing an order, you will have 24 hours to request a refund through email. After 24 hours of purchasing a course, no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges will be granted.
  • Do you offer discounts?
    Yes. We offer 10% off any course for active military, veterans, and spouses. Simply provide proof and we will send you a one-time discount code to be applied to your purchase.
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