2017 ACSM Group Exercise Instructor Exam Changes
Q: Will the Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI) be updated to industry standards (e.g., GETP 10)?
A: The ACSM-GEI exam will reflect industry changes on Monday, December 18th, 2017.
Q: Will the ACSM-GEI experience a delivery blackout?
A: No. There are no date restrictions for registering for the ACSM-GEI examination.
Q: Will the ACSM-GEI experience delayed scoring?
A: No. Candidates will be issued a score report at the end of their testing session.
Q: What will change on the ACSM-GEI exam?
A: An overview of the substantive changes to the industry can be found in the Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th Edition (GETP 10); e.g., exercise preparticipation screening algorithm, exercise prescription for healthy populations, behavioral theories and strategies for promoting exercise.
- A pre-recorded webinar of key changes to GETP 10 can be found be found here.
- Overview of the updated exercise preparticipation health screening can be found here.
- Application of ACSM's Updated Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening Algorithm can be found here.
Q: Can I use old books to prepare for the new exam?
A: It is recommended to use the most current resources (e.g., textbooks, position stands, webinars) to best prepare for the ACSM-GEI exam.