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Exam Content Outlines

The exam content outline is the blueprint for your certification examination. Every question on the exam is associated with one of the knowledge or skill statements that are found in the exam content outline. Download the outline that corresponds to the certification of your choice, and you'll also find the percentage of questions within each domain of the exam.

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

(2017 version) ACSM Certified Personal Trainer - use if you are taking your exam on or after December 18, 2017.

(2012 version) ACSM Certified Personal Trainer - use if you are taking your exam before December 11, 2017.

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

(2017 version) ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist - use if you are taking your exam on or after December 18, 2017.

(2012 version) ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist - use if you are taking your exam before December 11, 2017.

Additional Exam Content Outlines

ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor

ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist 

ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Outlines

The following certification exams are based on specific knowledge, skill, and ability (KSAs) statements. View the complete set of KSAs for the each certification below:

ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer

ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer

ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist

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