INFORMATION ABOUT THE NCCPT

NCCPT Exam Information – Learn more about the exams offered by Prometric by visiting the NCCPT’s Web site.

There are two ways to take your exam. As a candidate, you have the option to take your exam either in a Prometric Testing Center or through a remotely proctored internet enabled location of your choice where you must provide a computer with a camera, microphone and an internet connection.

You will need your Eligibility ID to schedule your exam. This was provided to you in your approval email.

Schedule Your Exam

COVID-19 Update: Remote proctoring of NCCPT certification exams (CPT, CYI, CICI, CSTS and CGxI).  Our testing partner Prometric has recently re-opened its testing centers for onsite testing of the NCCPT programs noted above. In light of the continuing pandemic, Prometric is pleased to announce that for a limited time, candidates wishing to sit for these certifications will now be offered the option of testing in a remotely proctored environment online.  Once they have registered with Prometric, applicants can set up their appointment to test in the convenience of a safe location of their choice.

  1. To schedule your exam at a Prometric Testing Center

Select “Schedule” from the options under Test Center Exam on the left hand side.

  1. To schedule a Remotely Proctored Exam

Select “Schedule” from the options under Remotely Proctored Exam on the left hand side.

Confirm your computer’s compatibility to allow remote proctoring first. Remote exams are offered using Prometric’s ProProctorTM application online. For a remotely proctored exam, you must supply a computer which must have a camera, microphone and an internet connection and be able to install a lightweight app prior to the test event. You will be able to take the exam online while a Prometric proctor is overseeing the examination process remotely.

To confirm that your computer and network will allow testing through ProProctorTM, click here.

 

Schedule your remotely proctored exam

Reschedule your remotely proctored exam

Alternatively, you can schedule your remotely proctored exam by calling by calling +1 800-813-6779 or +1 443-455-6299 between 8 AM and 5 PM EST from Monday through Friday. At the end of the call, you will receive a number confirming your appointment. Please save this confirmation number for your examination records.

 

IDENTIFICATION FORMS NEEDED

A valid CPR card (or certificate of completion) and a valid government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.) is required to take the exam. Please make sure that the date of birth, first and last name on your valid government issued ID matches, exactly, the DOB and first and last name in your NCCPT account. The Proctor will check for this. You must be at least 18 years of age to take the exam or you must provide written permission from your legal guardian.

 

ABOUT THE EXAM

  • You will need your Eligibility ID to schedule your exam. This was provided to you in your approval email.
  • The exam is NOT open book / open notes.
  • You have two hours to complete the final certification exam(s).
  • If you fail the exam you must purchase a retake exam prior to retesting.
  • There is a mandatory 72-hour waiting period between exam attempts.
  • For more information go to our Candidate Handbook.
  • Only candidates who achieve a passing score on their final exam(s) will obtain the certification and must use the designation for the certification they passed. CPT is for Certified Personal Trainer. CGxI is for Certified Group Exercise Instructor, CICI is for Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor, CYI is for Certified Yoga Instructor and CSTS is for Certified Strength Training Specialist

AFTER THE TEST

A pass or fail result will be provided upon completion. When you pass the exam, you can find and print your certificate from your NCCPT account. Please allow up to 72 hours for this to happen.

  • If you fail the exam you must purchase a retake exam prior to retesting.

There is a mandatory 72 hour waiting period between exam attempts.