Personal Trainer Certification Course FAQ’s

Who will I be certified through?
After successfully passing the exams, you will be certified through the World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.), a leader in the field.  W.I.T.S.

Is W.I.T.S. an accredited organization?
W.I.T.S. is approved and accredited by many higher learning institutions out of Washington, DC.  These organizations include the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). This certification is also recommended for 3 undergraduate credits by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Is there a test given or is this a prep class?
Our national test dates run throughout the country in synchronized scheduling with our CPT courses.   A TEST VOUCHER is included with the course so register to take the exam right away on our website.  You will become a Certified Personal Trainer Level 1 and be able to work right away after successfully passing the written and practical test.   Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer is available as a bonus for no extra cost with the completion of the 30-hour employer internship. In many cases the internship list we provide you walks you into new jobs!

Is a text book required?
Yes, we require a fantastic resource called the Fitness Professionals Handbook 7th Ed. You should order it in advance for $89.95 from the toll-free number 1-888-330-9487 and get started on reading the required chapters. E Book also available for $53.00.

When is proof of CPR/AED due?
The valid CPR/AED card is required 7 days PRIOR to the national certification exams. The CPR/AED must be obtained through live presentation at colleges, fire departments, Red Cross, and the American Heart Association..  Online courses will not be accepted.

Is the internship provided?
Yes.  We send our students who are now Level 1 CPT’s a courtesy list of pre-approved employer facilities.   Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to contact and complete the internship. As a bonus, you will receive the Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer at no additional cost once you provide W.I.T.S. with documentation that you have completed your internship. Many employers pay a bonus for extra credentials so it is a plus to get it.

How long is my certification good for?
Your certification is valid for 2-years with a renewal process that is described on our website.  Every reputable certification in the health education industry requires continuing education.  We make it easy with free webinars and low cost effective online workshops.

Is there job placement?
A majority of the students are hired directly from their internship sites.  W.I.T.S. provides a list of available sites.  We do not directly assist in securing the job, but the demand is high and we regularly receive monthly requests from the employers/clubs.  This networking with local employers is a unique service provided only by W.I.T.S.

What happens if I don’t pass?
W.I.T.S allows students 2 chances to retest within 12 months of the original course start date. We offer 5-national practical retest dates to help you successfully pass the exams and achieve your goals. There is a discounted $75 fee per exam (normally $350).