Fitness Mentors Personal Trainer Certification

Learn the tools that drive success as a personal trainer with the goal to ensure you make a living doing what you love. Kick start your career with the Fitness Mentors personal trainer certification. A 100% online, in-home CPT course.

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Start your personal training career

The first step for a career in personal training is beginning the Fitness Mentors CPT.


Online Course for the Fitness Mentors CPT Exam (ELITE)

  • 100% Online
  • Digital Textbook & Study Assets
  • Access to Instructor & Personal Fitness Mentor
  • Study Groups
  • Pass Guarantee


The Fitness Mentors CPT
is the Only Course that
Offers 100% Online Coursework
and a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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Fitness Mentors CPT Course Options

Easy-to-follow, step-by-step curriculum, with career and exam readiness as the primary focus.


Ideal for the individual that considers themselves a great test taker and learns well on their own. 


  • FM-CPT Certification Exam
  • Digital Textbook
  • Lecture Video Presentations
  • Audio Book Lectures
  • Study Guide Questions
  • Chapter Quizzes
  • Two Practice Exams
  • Facebook Support Group


Popular plan

OUR MOST POPULAR PLAN! Ideal for the individual that has average to low confidence in their test taking abilities but learns well on their own. 


  • All Starter Package Items +
  • Exercise Library
  • Bonus Learning Videos
  • Flashcards
  • Interactive Learning Activities
  • Study Guide Answers
  • Final Exam Preparation Guide


Ideal for the person that struggles when taking tests and needs extra assistance from a mentor to answer questions and guide them toward success.


  • All Plus Package Items +
  • Hard Copy Textbook
  • Access to Personal Fitness Mentor
  • Pass Guarantee

Pro + Online Trainer Cert

The package for future of personal training. This is ideal for the person that wants to make a true investment as a Personal Trainer and Certified Online Personal Trainer.


  • FM-CPT Certification Exam
  • Digital Textbook
  • Lecture Video Presentations
  • Audio Book Lectures
  • Study Guide Questions
  • Chapter Quizzes
  • Two Practice Final Exams
  • Facebook Support Group
  • Bonus Chapter – Introduction to Online Personal Training
  • Exercise Library
  • Bonus Learning Videos
  • Flashcards
  • Interactive Learning Activities
  • Study Guide Answers
  • Final Exam Preparation Guide
  • Hard Copy Textbook
  • Access to Personal Fitness Mentor
  • Pass Guarantee
  • Live Workshop
  • Retest Voucher
  • Certified Online Personal Trainer (COPT) Certification Course and Exam ($699 value)
  • Business and Sales: The Guide to Success as a Personal Trainer Online Course ($299 value)
  • NCCA Accredited Certification Exam (Add to any package for only $199)

I truly feel like I learned to practically apply the knowledge in the online course with the fun and interactive education of the Fitness Mentors CPT. It far exceeds any certification out there and I'd highly recommend it if your looking to become the best certified personal trainer possible.
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Shawn T.
Fitness Mentors CPT
A great wealth of information can be found in this FM-CPT Certification. It is extremely thorough and applicable allowing for true understanding of the subject matter through hands-on examples. I’d recommend it to everyone looking to become an efficient PT!
Sarah F.
Fitness Mentors CPT


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Learn from real trainers

Get direct access to real trainers who want to help you learn, apply, and pass your exam

  • Experienced Trainers and College Professors bringing you career-ready education
  • Access to the Instructor to ask questions and support you through the study process
  • Learn the true application of personal training concepts from expert fitness professionals

Meet the Head Instructor 

Eddie Lester: BS Kinesiology, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS, WLS, SFS, MMAS, ACE-CPT, NFPT-CPT

I picked up the information really fast because of the way it was taught. My favorite part was learning how to put together a program with all the acute variables needed to accomplish any goal that a client might have.
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Jenay R.
Fitness Mentors CPT
Great program! I attended the live workshop and all the hands-on experience helped make the information more digestible and fun to learn! Also the detail in the online course really gave me the confidence to help anyone reach their fitness goals.
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Eric H.
Fitness Mentors CPT

Kick start your career in personal training

It’s time for you to get a move on your goals and aspirations as a personal trainer.
The Fitness Mentors Certified Personal Trainer program offers top-tier coursework,
access to real trainers, and the convenience of an entirely online CPT.

Easy-to-follow curriculum


  • Student Focused Curriculum For The Best Learning Experience
  • Access To The Instructor To Guide And Support You As Well As Allow You To Ask Questions
  • Multiple Study Tools For All Learning Styles And Preferences


  • 100% Online, In-Home Certification
  • 100 Test Questions, Passing Score: 70%
  • CPT Lasts Two Years Before Renewal Period
  • Discounted CEUs For Future Continuing Education


  • Earn An NCCA Accredited Personal Training Certification
  • NBFE Affiliate For National Recognition
  • NCCA Programs Are Recognized For Employment By Most Gyms

What you'll learn

Chapter 1

The Fitness Assessment

Learn the techniques and assessments that personal trainers use to create the foundation for developing an effective personalized fitness program for their clients.

Chapter 2

Anatomy, Physiology and the Study of Human Movement

Discover how the body is built and functions to understand the best exercises to achieve individual fitness goals.

Chapter 3

Exercise Physiology and the Energy Systems 

Review concepts that benefit the creation of a fitness program for goals relating to body fat loss, muscle endurance, muscle tone, muscle enlargement, power and strength.

Chapter 4

Program Design and the FORM Model

Truly understand every variable that leads to the development of an unlimited amount of training programs for all fitness goals.

Chapter 5

Flexibility, Mobility and Range of Motion 

Learn the necessary elements that make up a flexibility program and lead to the most efficient movement through optimal range of motion.

Chapter 6

Programming Considerations for Exercise Related Injuries 

Discover how to adjust a program to ensure safe exercise for persons with current or past injuries to encourage proper recovery.

Chapter 7

Fitness Programs for Special Populations

Utilize guidelines set by medical professionals to ensure the safety and effectiveness of a fitness program for persons with chronic diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Asthma, Osteoporosis, and Cancer. Also apply these guidelines towards assisting Pre and Postpartum females, Seniors, Youth and those recovering from a Stroke.

Chapter 8

Professionalism, Business, and Sales 

Understand every step on the way toward creating a successful personal training business through sales strategies, marketing, networking, lead generation and effective preparation.

Chapter 9

The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems 

Gain the knowledge needed to understand how to create an effective cardiorespiratory fitness program to enhance health and increase athletic performance.

Chapter 10

Psychology: The Science of Behavior and Mind

Acquire the skills necessary to assist your clients in creating the habits that lead to optimal health and the achievement of their fitness goals through optimizing nutrition, sleep, exercise and stress management.

Chapter 11

Components of Nutrition 

Learn the many different components of nutrition as they relate to the health of the body and discover the ins-and-outs of what a proper nutrition program includes.


Chapter 12

Emergency Procedures for The Fitness Professional 

Learn the guidelines that promote a safe exercise environment and discover the procedures that prepare the personal trainer for any emergency in the fitness environment.

Chapter 13

Introduction to Online Personal Training 

Discover the steps needed to take your personal training business online and assist people all over the world with the achievement of their health and fitness goals, while increasing your passive income.
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Sample the course

Get access to the course syllabus and sample an actual lesson for free.

How'll you'll learn it

For the best learning experience, complete each of the below study tools in sequential order, one chapter at a time:

Discover the topics that will be covered in the section and learn about their application to the personal trainers’ job responsibilities.

Download the entire digital textbook and read one chapter at a time while utilizing the Audio Lectures as a guide.

Follow along with the lecturer as you go through each page of the book to dive deep into the details and learn how to apply them to your future career.

Complete each assignment by answering the questions presented in complete sentenceand paragraph form. Use interactive games to assist with retention of the most crucial information needed to pass your certification exam.

Go through the assignments you have completed with the lecturer to ensure your answers are correct and you have received the necessary take-aways.

Put your learning to the test to ensure you can properly apply the information you’ve learned toward the context of the personal training field. Quizzes consist of multiple-choice questions to encourage proper understanding of the topics covered.

Watch all chapter videos to further dive into the topics at hand. Also learn techniques through live demonstration and interactive exercise instruction.

Improve your understanding of fitness concepts with our interactive flahscards.

After you have completed the above for every chapter you are ready to begin the exam certification exam preparation process:

Read through the document in this section multipletimes to highlight the key points that are crucial to success on the FM-CPT Certification Exam.

Take this practice exam multiple times with the intent to score above a 90% on each attempt.

Take this practice exam multiple times with the intent to score above a 90% on each attempt.

Review your notes taken throughout the course to prepare for the FM-CPT Certification Exam.

The FM-CPT Certification Exam is a 100% online exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions. You will have a time limit of 2 hours to complete the exam and it can only be taken one time. Prepare a window of two hours in which you will have zero distractions and ensure you have a good internet connection before making your exam attempt.

The FM-CPT Credential lasts for 2 years from your date of certification and must be renewed before the two-year deadline. The requirements for renewal include the completion of 20 hours of continuing education (2.0 CEUs) and a current CPR/AED certification. CEUs can be chosen through the continuing education tab on our website or through our approved provider list.

Plus Many Extra Features

  • Video Presentations
  • Study Guide
  • Study Guide Answers​
  • Quizzes for Every Chapter
  • Practice Test Questions
  • Access Head Instructor Via Email and Personal Fitness Mentor via Phone
  • Pass Guarantee
  • Facebook Support Group
  • Final Exam Preparation Module
  • Live Workshop
  • NCCA Accredited Exam (NFPT)
  • Bonus Courses on Business and Online Training

Study Timeline

Find the best study timeline for your schedule.

One hour per day, 5 days per week (1 chapter per week): This Creates a completion time of 12-16 weeks or 3-4 months.

One hour per day, 7 days per week: This creates a completion time of 8-11 weeks or 2-3 months.

Average 10 hours of total study time per week or two hours, 5 days per week (2 chapters per week): This creates a completion time of 6-8 weeks or 1.5-2 months. (This timeline is most recommended as it is compact in nature and provides the best opportunity for optimal comprehension.)

4 Week Timeline would require you to complete 3+ chapters per week and around 2-3 hours per day. This study timeline is reserved for those who are looking to complete the certification as quickly as possible and have abundant time available in their schedule.

The Final Exam

  • 100% online exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions
  • 2 hours to complete the exam and it can only be taken one time
  • Score a 70% correct or better to receive the FM-CPT credential

If you pass the FM-CPT Exam you will be awarded the Fitness Mentors Certified Personal Trainer Credential and you can expect your certification to be emailed to you within 1-2 weeks following your exam attempt.

If you fail the FM-CPT Exam you will need to purchase an exam retest. Instructions will be presented in your exam attempt email notification. Follow those instructions to purchase the retest and feel free to reach out with any further questions.

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