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About is the online home of the National Association for Fitness Certification, an organization that is focused on providing education and training for people who wish to work professional in the fitness industry.  

How Does It Work?

According to their website, was established in 1992 in order to provide “scientifically-based, standards-focused education and training for Group Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, and Wellness Consultants.” 

Their goal has always been to provide a combination of high standards, practical application of proven scientific principles, and affordable pricing, so that the most number of people have access to their training programs as possible. 

The website says that they are different from other personal training certification organizations because other organizations can be extremely impersonal in how they approach their students’ education. NAFC, on the other hand, says that they work hard to ensure that they build on all their students’ existing knowledge, especially in identifying areas where students may need the most improvement.

Once this initial assessment has been handled, they will then “create an environment to build on this evaluation in optimizing each student's skill sets.”

Cost/Price Plans

The cost of the program depends on the which program you choose, as a continuing education workshop or adding a single additional skill to your certification will cost less than receiving your entire certification. That being said, it appears that the courses listed on their website will range in price between $399.99 and $698.99.  

Regardless of what program you choose, it will include an online textbook, review questions, vocabulary, and some programs include video or DVD lectures. In addition, your online testing is included in the published pricing.

Refund Policy

Unfortunately it does not appear that this website provides any information at this time regarding a Refund Policy or Cancellation Policy. Generally, educational courses will provide you with a time period in which you can cancel your enrollment and receive a full refund of your payments. Since this website does not provide that information, prospective students will want to contact their Customer Service team directly to get this information before they invest in any program.   

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-324-8315, by email at [email protected], or by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link.


There are many different organizations that offer their customers certifications for personal training, nutrition, and other careers within the wellness and fitness industries. At this time, there is not a hard and fast accreditation system for these types of certification programs, though there has recently been a significant push for the regulation of these types of certifications.

Because of this, people who are considering receiving their certification in this industry may want to double check that their program is recognized by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, or look at a program through the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Competitors and Alternatives?

As mentioned above, there are many, many other organizations that promise these kinds of classes and certifications, so if you are unable to find what you want or need from, you should be able to find a program from one of their competitors.

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