NASM Recertification
and Renewal

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NASM Personal Trainers

Keep Your Credentials Up-to-Date!

Every two years, NASM and AFAA certified professionals must apply for recertification/renewal. This ensures our professionals stay current on the latest industry knowledge and allows them to keep their services running smoothly. And with our Recertify for Life program, you don’t have to stress about Recertification/Renewal Application fees and will have access to exclusive benefits.

Learn more about recertification and renewal for the following certifications:


Recertification and/or Renewal Requirements





Continuing Education Courses

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Stretching and Flexibility Coach

Master the techniques and strategies needed to start helping clients with assisted stretching and more.

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Virtual Coaching Specialization

Learn the fundamentals of virtual coaching and take your fitness services online. Gain actionable insights to scale your digital business with ease.


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Home Gym Design Specialization

Learn how to help your fitness clients effectively design and install a home gym.






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Corrective Exercise Specialization

Apply the principles of human movement by correcting imbalances for clients. Learn prehabilitation, the Corrective Exercise Continuum, and more.


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Performance Enhancement Specialization

High quality sports performance training starts with an NASM-PES specilization. Coach clients - from athletes to weekend warriors - today!


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Weight Loss Specialization

Add weight loss to your fitness repertoire and help individuals realize and act upon their weight loss goals.



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.

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 pre-approved 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.

When an application is under audit, it signifies a random selection in which the submission is reviewed personally by one of our staff. If any documentation is missing or additional information is required, you will be notified via email.

Once you successfully complete your recertification or renewal requirements, a digital copy of your certificate will become available to you within 24 hours, but in most cases immediately. Within 4-6 weeks, a certificate will be mailed to the address you have on your NASM account (Domestic U.S. addresses only).

If the CPR/AED card is completed with the 90-day grace period after your certification, it will be accepted for your renewal.

NASM offers an online CPR/AED certification. However, you can meet the required CPR/AED certifications through the following organizations: American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, St. John Ambulance, Emergency Care & Safety Institute or Emergency Medical Technician.

NASM's Recertify for Life gives NASM professionals the opportunity to avoid recertification and renewal application fees with a one-time fee of $399. NASM-CPTs are still required to submit a recertification/renewal application and show proof of 2.0 CEU's (including a mandatory copy of a current CPR/AED card) every 2 years.