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Recertification: An Opportunity to Expand Your Skills!

As an NASM-CPT, you are required to recertify every two years by earning 1.9 CEUs (continuing education units) and maintaining your current CPR/AED certification (0.1 CEUs). CEUs ensure you're current with best-practice guidelines, plus they are an oppurtunity to expand your knowledge and skills. Choose from a variety of course topics, including but not limited to:



NASM recognizes that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is very limited availability of hands on skills assessments for CPR/AED certifications. NASM will be temporarily waiving the hands on skills assessment requirement and accepting online only CPR/AED courses. For your convenience, we offer an option to get your CPR/AED certification online with NASM. This waiver applies to exam candidates and professionals recertifying their credentials.

This waiver will be in effect until the CDC and government recommendations for social distancing have been lifted in the United States. Once all social distancing orders have been lifted, there will be a 60 day window before the hands on requirement will be reinstated.

NASM recommends that anyone who certified or recertified during the Waiver Period obtain the hands-on skills assessment once available to avoid any insurance or liability issues which could arise due to the lack of such training.

Please note: The online course must still include Adult CPR and AED

How To Recertify


The NASM-CPT certification must be recertified every two (2) years in order to support our commitment to protect health and safety. This ensures that NASM-CPTs are up-to-date with the most current guidelines, best prices, and skills.

CEU is an acronym for Continuing Education Unit. CEUs are intended to continue to develop knowledge and skills, as well as enhance professional skills beyond the levels required for entry-level practice.

CEUs are based upon contact hours. Contact hours are defined by the number of clock hours spent in direct participation in a structured educational format. One (1) contact hour is equivalent to point-one (0.1) CEU.

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

You can find NASM's Continuing Education courses by clicking here. To locate NASM-approved CEUs, visit our Course Providers page by clicking here.

Continuing education courses not preapproved with NASM can be reviewed by petition only. A $25 nonrefundable administrative fee is required for each course/event petitioned. You may petition a course in the recertification section in your NASM Student Portal.

There will be a random audit performed on all recertification applications submitted. If your application is chosen for audit, you will have 30 days to submit all supporting documentation to the NASM Recertification Department.