The NBFE has completed a comprehensive review of the provisional affiliate organizationís Personal Trainer Certification programs. The review committee analyzed seven (7) major test areas and sixteen (16) measurable test objectives to ensure that graduates of each affiliate program were prepared to take the NBFE National Board Exams.
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NBFE REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE NBFE PFTE, Part I
Over the past few years, hundreds of certified fitness trainers have
expressed a desire
to take the the NBFE exams but hold a certification from a national
chose not to become an Affiliate of the NBFE.
The NBFE believes that these individuals should not be denied the
opportunity to take
the National Boards simply because their certifying organization does not
the importance of a single, nationally standardized examination process for
Therefore, as a result of this overwhelming demand from the fitness
profession, the NBFE
has implemented Open Enrollment. This means that candidates certified
organizations that have not become NBFE Affiliates will now be able to
register for Part I
of the Personal Fitness Trainer Examination (PFTE).
Since states are considering using the NBFE exam as a licensing exam for
personal trainers, in lieu of 50 individual state licensing exams, the NBFE
believes it is in the best interest of the profession to support the
trainers' demand and change the enrollment process.
Eligible candidates must now demonstrate proof of a current personal
training certification (i.e., ACSM, ACE, NASM, NSCA etc.,) in order to
participate and verify at least 500 hours of experience as a personal
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