Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s:

Q: What makes World Fitness Association different from other nationally recognized certifications?

We are currently living in a digital era where most institutions have transitioned to web based learning platforms. This instruction method may work for certain industries but NOT for fitness. Especially when it comes to educating individuals on becoming safe, effective and confident fitness professionals. After all, personal training is a hands-on business!

WFA specializes in live, hands-on practical fitness training. This unique training approach prepares aspiring personal trainers and bootcamp instructors for modern, real world scenarios.

As a result of these proven instruction methods, WFA is the preferred alternative to online and self-study certification programs.

Q: Is World Fitness Association NCCA accredited?

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) was created in 1987 to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs/organizations that assess professional competence. NCCA accredited programs certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including nurses, automotive professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators and more.

World Fitness Association is not accredited through the NCCA due to the hands-on method of instruction that cannot be sufficiently evaluated by the NCCA. World Fitness Association is nationally recognized and widely accepted by most major gyms and health clubs both nationally and internationally. Since 1980, WFA’s credibility has been built on the quality of the individuals that are enrolled and the professional, hands-on fitness training that is provided.

WFA is an accredited business consistently scoring an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) annual report.

Q: What types of certifications does WFA offer?

Personal Training

Master Certified Personal Trainer (MCPT) Program

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Course

CPR

CPR/AED issued by the American Heart Association

Q: How much does each program cost?

Master Certified Personal Trainer (MCPT) Program

Plan A: $3,100 – Paid in Full

Plan B: $3,500 – $600 down – $290/mo. for 10 months

Tuition Includes:

– Anatomy & Physiology text book
– Drawstring bag
– Nutrition text book
– WFA Personal Trainer shirt
– WFA PT Workbooks
– Job placement assistance

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Program

Plan A: $795 – Paid in Full

Plan B: $850 – $400 down – (2) installments of $225

Plan C: $950 – Pay-As-You-Go – $200 down – $75 per two hour live training class

Tuition Includes:

– WFA Personal Training Manual
– Drawstring bag
– WFA Personal Trainer shirt
– CPR/AED Certification
– Open access to the WFA training facility
– Job placement assistance*

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Weekend Program

Tuition’s:

Early Registration $525

Regular Tuition $595

Late Registration $670

Tuition Includes:

– WFA Personal Training Manual
– Drawstring bag
– WFA Personal Trainer shirt
– Job placement assistance

Q: What is the difference between the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and the Master Certified Personal Trainer (MCPT) Programs?

The success of any professional fitness career depends on the amount of relevant education attained along with the practical skills necessary to competently provide safe and effective instruction. Prospective students should consider the time commitment required for each WFA program. They should also evaluate their personal level of fitness and the amount of fundamental training needed to be successful.

Q: How long will it take to complete each WFA certification program?

Master Certified Personal Trainer (MCPT) Program – 25 weeks/100 hours

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Course- G0-At-Your-Own Pace – 7 weeks/30 hours

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Weekend Workshops – 3 days/30 hours

Q: Are there any requirements for acceptance into a program?

All prospective students are required to complete a trial appointment or a series of phone interviews to be eligible for a WFA certification program. Students must be in good physical health to successfully complete the course of instruction.

Students must be at least 17 years of age. No formal education is required.

Q: How do I get started?

Call 954.564.6743 to speak with a WFA representative to schedule a complimentary preview appointment or phone interview for CPT Workshops. The preview appointment consists of prospective students having the opportunity to meet with a WFA Fitness Director to go over course options, schedules, tuition’s and job placement assistance. At the preview appointment prospective students will have the opportunity to register for any program.

Q: Does WFA offer job placement assistance?

WFA certifications are nationally and internationally recognized by most major gyms and health clubs and is the preferred alternative to online and self-study programs. WFA’s unique training approach prepares aspiring personal trainers and group/boot camp instructors for modern, real world scenarios. As a result of these proven instructional methods, WFA is the preferred alternative to online and self-study certification programs.

There is a constant demand for passionate and well trained personal trainers. Gym owners, hiring managers and fitness directors alike rely on WFA for their staffing needs and call us regularly in need of certified personal trainers. WFA continues to successfully provide fitness professionals for hundreds of major gyms and health clubs around the country as well as around the world.

WFA Graduates also find work with major corporations, hospitals, resorts, cruise ships, luxury hotels, spas, private training studios and fitness centers across the country and globally. Independent personal trainers provide mobile personal training alternatives by traveling to client’s homes, condos, office buildings, public parks, and beaches.

Q: Do you need to be certified by WFA to get job placement assistance?

Yes. A National Certification is the hiring requirement to work at most major gyms and health clubs. Non-WFA certified personal trainers are not eligible for job placement assistance.

Further questions? Call 954-564-6743