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  • NFPT Per

    Certification Handbook

    NFPT Personal Trainer Certification Handbook 2011

    Personal Trainer

    Certification Handbook

    National Federation of Personal Trainers

    Lafayette, IN 47903

    PHONE 800-729-6378 FAX

    EMAIL info@nfpt.com WEB

    2011 NFPT. All Rights Reserved

    NFPT Personal Trainer Certification Handbook 2011 - 2012

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    Personal Trainer

    Certification Handbook 2015

    National Federation of Personal Trainers

    PO Box 4579

    Lafayette, IN 47903

    FAX 765-471-7369

    WEB www.nfpt.com

    1 NFPT. All Rights Reserved

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    Contents CHAPTER 1 ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    About NFPT ............................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Mission Statement ................................................................................................................................................ 4

    About NFPT-CPT Certification ............................................................................................................................... 5

    What is Certification? ............................................................................................................................................... 5

    CHAPTER 2 ..................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Certification at a Glance ........................................................................................................................................... 6

    Applying for Certification ......................................................................................................................................... 6

    Eligibility ................................................................................................................................................................ 6

    Nondiscrimination ................................................................................................................................................ 7

    Eligibility Denial ..................................................................................................................................................... 7

    Certification Fees .................................................................................................................................................. 7

    Discount Opportunities ......................................................................................................................................... 7

    Resources for ALL Certification Applicants ........................................................................................................... 7

    NFPT Optional Education Resources ..................................................................................................................... 8

    How to Apply ............................................................................................................................................................ 8

    Application Expiration ........................................................................................................................................... 9

    Refund Policy ........................................................................................................................................................ 9

    CHAPTER 3 ................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Preparing for the Exam ........................................................................................................................................... 10

    Strategies for Taking Multiple Choice Exams ...................................................................................................... 10

    Exam Description ................................................................................................................................................ 10

    Studying for the Exam ......................................................................................................................................... 11

    How the Exam was Developed ............................................................................................................................... 15

    Development of the CPT Exam ........................................................................................................................... 15

    Taking the Exam...................................................................................................................................................... 17

    Exam Locations ................................................................................................................................................... 17

    Exam Day Requirements ..................................................................................................................................... 17

    Computer Based Testing Sites ............................................................................................................................ 18

    Paper & Pencil Testing Sites ................................................................................................................................ 18

    International Testing Sites .................................................................................................................................. 18

    Special Accommodations .................................................................................................................................... 19

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    Rescheduling an Exam ........................................................................................................................................ 19

    Cheating .............................................................................................................................................................. 19

    Serious Incidents ................................................................................................................................................. 20

    After the Exam ........................................................................................................................................................ 20

    Test Results ......................................................................................................................................................... 20

    Understanding Your Score .................................................................................................................................. 20

    Re-Testing ........................................................................................................................................................... 21

    Rescoring or Score Cancellation Requests .......................................................................................................... 21

    Exam Appeals ...................................................................................................................................................... 21

    CHAPTER 4 ................................................................................................................................................................... 22

    NFPT Codes of Conduct ........................................................................................................................................... 22

    Complaints & Disciplinary Action ............................................................................................................................ 23

    Appeals ............................................................................................................................................................... 24

    CHAPTER 5 ................................................................................................................................................................... 25

    Maintaining NFPT-CPT Certification ....................................................................................................................... 25

    Purpose of NFPT-CPT Recertification .................................................................................................................. 25

    Recertification Requirements ............................................................................................................................. 25

    Continuing Education Requirements .................................................................................................................. 26

    Continuing Education Approval Qualifications ................................................................................................... 27

    Earning CECs with NFPT Self-Tests .................................................................................................................. 28

    Lapsed Certification ............................................................................................................................................ 29

    Additional C

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