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Recertify for Life

Get the benefits of our one-and-done lifetime recertification program, perfect for trainers making the hustle happen in their careers.

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  • Waived recertification application fee
  • 30% discount on NASM Specializations and Business Blueprint
  • 30% discount on NASM Live Workshops
  • Exclusive pre-sale offers on new NASM products
  • Free shipping on $100 or more
  • 30% off AFAA GFI and G.E.A.R.



What is Recertify for Life?

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To ensure that you stay up-to-date with the latest industry knowledge and guidelines, NASM and AFAA's credentials require recertification/renewal every two years. Our Recertify for Life program takes the stress and unwanted hassle out of renewal fees and gives trainers lifetime discounts and more benefits to help you focus on your career and your clients.

To maintain your Certified Personal Trainer credentials, you are required to recertify/renew every two years by earning 1.9 CEUs (continuing education units), maintaining your current CPR/AED certification (0.1 CEUs), and paying recertification/renewal fees. NASM's Recertify for Life allows you to avoid these fees, get lifetime discounts on CEU courses, and receive extra exclusive benefits!

In order to renew your Certified Nutrition Coach credential, you must pass a renewal exam every two years. The exam fee is waived with Recertify for Life.

AFAA's Group Fitness Instructor certification requires you to earn at least 15 approved hours of continuing education, and at least two must be from AFAA courses. You must also maintain your CPR/AED certification.

As a Recertify for Life member, you must still meet the recertification/renewal requirements and submit a recertification/renewal application every two years.

See our recertification guidelines for the NCCA-Accredited Personal Trainer Certification (NCCA exam) here.

The renewal guidelines for the NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (non-proctored exam) can be found here.

Visit our terms and conditions for more information.

Benefits of Recertify for Life

  • Waived recertification/renewal application fee
  • 30% discount on NASM Specializations and Business Blueprint*
  • 30% discount on NASM Live Workshops*
  • Exclusive pre-sale offers on new NASM products
  • Free shipping on $100 or more*
  • 30% off AFAA GFI and G.E.A.R.*

*Recert for Life members must call in to take advantage of these perks.


Your NASM Certified Personal Trainer Credentials must be recertified/renewed every two years. You will be required to earn 2.0 Continuing Education Units, which includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED Certification.

Renewal of the Nutrition Certification is required every two years by completing the CNC Renewal Exam. You will have three attempts to pass the exam with an enrollment duration of 365 days.

If all recertification/renewal requirements have not been met by the expiration date, the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Credentials will expire. Recertification/Renewal applications will be accepted up to one year from the expiration date if all continuing education courses have been completed before or within 90 days of the expiration date. A late fee is charged for applications received up to 90 days post expiration. After the 90 days, an additional fee is charged, and the recertification/renewal application must be received before one year after credential expiration.

NASM has Continuing Education courses, or you can find NASM-approved NASM-approved CEUs, visit our Course Providers page by Course Providers here.

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Why Choose NASM

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At NASM, we're all about providing the best personal training the industry has to offer. We're helping trainers and clients reach their personal fitness goals through our innovative resources and unmatched devotion to deliver the best programming for the best results.

By connecting our world-renowned approach to program design with a scientifically-backed process, we're helping trainers discover safer and more effective solutions to their clients' needs. And when you register for Recertify for Life, you’ll be able to focus solely on your clients’ needs moving forward, not having to fuss with recertifying every year.

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