Ace Fitness Certification

Taking the American Council on Exercise (ACE)?

The ACE is administered by American Council on Exercise.

As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research.

Exams offered include:

 

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The ACE Personal Trainer Certification is designed for fitness professionals providing one-on-one or small-group fitness instruction to apparently healthy individuals.
ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification (ACE-GFI)

The ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification is designed for fitness professionals teaching any form of exercise to apparently healthy individuals in a group setting.

Registration

Eligibility Requirements – ACE Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exams

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must hold an adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certificate *

Eligibility Requirements – ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant Certification Exam

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must hold an adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certificate *
  • You must hold a current ACE Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor or Advanced Health &

 

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Fitness Specialist Certification; or an NCCA-accredited fitness related certification; or hold a four year (bachelor’s) degree in exercise science or a related field

Eligibility Requirements – ACE Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Certification Exam

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must hold an adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certificate *
  • You must hold a current ACE Personal Trainer or Lifestyle & Weight Management Certification; or an NCCA-accredited personal trainer or similar certification; or hold a four-year (bachelor’s) degree in exercise science or a related field **
  • You must have completed 300-hours of work experience designing and implementing exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals and/or high-risk individuals, as documented by a qualified professional.

 

If a candidate is unable to sit for the examination after registering, the candidate has the option to reschedule the exam or request a cancellation of the exam registration. Candidates who cancel an exam registration may request a 50% refund of the examination fee. To apply for a refund, the candidate must submit a written request to ACE postmarked or electronically date-stamped no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled examination date. No refunds will be given after the 30-day registration deadline.

Exam Fees

Paper and Pencil Format: PT – $219
AHFS – $219
GFI – $200
LWMC – $219

Computerized Testing:

PT – $249
AHFS – $249
GFI – $249
LWMC – $249

Exam Format

Each ACE certification examination has a multiple-choice exam consisting of 150 questions;

Exam Contents

Ace Personal Trainer Exam Content Outline

I. Client Interview and Assessment – 32%
II. Program Design and Implementation – 33%
III. Program Progression, Modification, and Maintenance – 27%
IV. Professional Role and Responsibilities – 8%

Ace Group Fitness Instructor Exam Content Outline

I. Exercise Programming and Class Design – 49%
II. Group Instructional Methods – 31%
III. Group Leadership Methods – 14%
IV. Professional Responsibilities – 6%

Ace Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant Exam Content Outline

I. Client Assessment – 30%
II. Program Development and Implementation – 34%
III. Program Modification and Adherence – 29%
IV. Professional Responsibility – 7%

Ace Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Exam Content Outline

I. Assessment – 26%
II. Program Design – 26%
III. Program Implementation and Management – 40%
IV. Professional Responsibility – 8%

Other Information

ACE certifications are valid for 2 years, at which time they must be renewed through submission of appropriate continuing education, updated CPR certificate, and renewal fees.

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