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ACSM Certification

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American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) credentialing is the most respected in the health and fitness industry. Viewed as the best measure of competence of sports medicine and health and fitness professionals, it requires a high level of knowledge and skills. ACSM Certified Professionals make a difference around the globe every day — improving lives whether they're personalizing a workout, leading a community health initiative or making rounds in a clinic. Achieve ACSM certification so you can gain the credibility that you need to pursue a lifelong career in the health and fitness industry.



The ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer specialty certifications are moving to online, assessment-based certificate courses. The last delivery date of the specialty certification exams is May 31, 2023 with Pearson VUE.

The new inclusive fitness trainer course is now available. The new cancer exercise trainer course will be available by May 2023.

Specialty Certifications

ACSM certification exam pricing to change starting Jan. 1, 2023

Please be advised that effective Jan. 1, 2023 ACSM will be updating the pricing of ACSM Group Exercise Instructor® (ACSM-GEI), ACSM Certified Personal Trainer® (ACSM-CPT), ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP) and ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-CEP) exams.

You can find the updated exam pricing structure below.

This is the first time exam pricing has been changed since 2017, and comes as a result of recent updates to these exams.

If you wish to take one of these certification exams for the current price, be sure to schedule your exam before the end of the year! All exams scheduled prior to the Jan. 1 deadline will honor the current exam fees.

Have questions? Please contact to learn more.

ACSM Membership Program Discount

ACSM offers a 20% discount on exam to professional and alliance members. Exam member pricing may be found on each respective credential’s web page under “Exam FAQs.” To receive a member discount, contact ACSM with your membership ID number to receive a voucher code. Call 317-637-9200 or email

Last updated 2023-03-09