Go to main ACSM site
Schedule Your Exam   |   Find a Pro   |   FAQs   |   Contact Us

ACSM Certified Group
Exercise InstructorSM

Sign Up For a Free
Certification
Resource Guide

Make a Difference. Join the Leading Team.

Want to give others the guidance and strength to lead a healthy lifestyle? With an ACSM certification you will make an impact on the lives of others.

ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructors (GEI) are familiar and flexible with various exercise techniques, and can supervise participants or lead instructional sessions. The GEI works in a group exercise setting with apparently healthy individuals and those with health challenges who are able to exercise independently to improve health-related physical fitness, manage health risk, and promote lasting health behavior change.

Why ACSM?

Professional sports medicine certification began with us.

Founded in 1954, the American College of Sports Medicine was the first organization to certify health fitness professionals. As a leader in the industry, ACSM establishes the exercise guidelines that all other certifications use for training and certification, and therefore, we continue to set what we like to call "the Gold Standard."

As a non-profit institution, we are driven by our commitment to education and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. Our certifications are the backbone of organization, and we want to provide you with the tools and support needed to make sure you have a successful career in health and fitness. 

Prepare for Your Exam

Join The exam content outline is the blueprint for the personal trainer certification examination. Every question on the exam is associated with one of the knowledge or skill statements that can be found in the Group Exercise Instructor Exam Content Outline. Download the document today and you'll also find the percentage of questions within each domain of the exam. ACSM also offers study books that will provide candidates with the utmost area knowledge. Invest in these resources for full-spectrum comprehension and practice tests. 

 Workshops and Webinars:

Click here to view all upcoming ACSM Workshops and Webinars

Study Materials:

ACSM's Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor / $74.99
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription / $41.99

Schedule Your Exam

ACSM tests are scheduled through Pearson VUE, an organization that administers more than 5,000 computer-based testing centers throughout the world. Once you are ready to schedule your exam at one of several testing centers, follow the link below to visit the Pearson VUE site to find you preferred date and location. New visitors will have to make an account with Pearson VUE before scheduling. If you have any questions, you can contact us at 800-486-5643. For questions directly related to your exam scheduling, please call Pearson VUE at 888-883-2276.

ACSM Members: email certification@acsm.org to request your Member Discount Voucher. Include your member ID, specify which exam you plan to take, and include information about any applicable degree and clinical hour requirements.

Go to main ACSM site Find a Pro FAQs Contact Us