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After I earn my certification, what are the requirements for recertification?

Once you have earned your certification, you will have 3 years to accumulate the required number of Continuing Education Credits (CECs), Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Continuing Medical Education (CMEs), and/or the equivalnet based on your certification.

In addition, you must pay the required recertification fee and maintain CPR certification. See below for credit and fee requirements.

Level of CertificationCECsFee
ACSM Group Exercise Instructor/Leader
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
 45 CECs $45
ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist45 CECs$35
ACSM Exercise Test Technologist  30 CECs $45

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist

ACSM Program Director
ACSM Health Fitness Director

 60 CECs $55
ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
 15 CECs $35

 If you do not recertify by the expiration date on your certificate, you are automatically granted a 6 month grace period. When you recertify during this grace period, your certification is considered inactive and you will be charged a $25 late fee.

If you have multiple certifications, you will only need to accumulate the required CECs for the highest level of certification you hold. When you renew, you will pay the renewal fee of your highest level of certification plus an additional $5 per additional certification.

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