NAFC Certified Personal Trainer

Please read over all the steps and Q & A below before emailing us questions.

Personal Training : NAFC International Certification

ASPATA is proud to present the NAFC Personal Training Certification program. The NAFC Personal Trainer Certification course offers a number of benefits:

  • GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED! Just like ACSM, ACE and NASM, the highly respected NAFC certifications are accepted all over the world, and fully insurable if your travel around the world.
  • Asia’s FASTEST personal trainer certification.
  • Asia’s LEAST expensive certification.
  • Contains a large amount of optional GYM FLOOR and PRACTICAL SKILLS training (most other courses do not offer this important component).

The NAFC PT course prepares the trainer for professional one-on-one interactions with paying fitness clients. During this dynamic online course you will learn to assess the fitness levels of clients and effectively design and communicate fitness programs based on their needs and goals. NAFC will guide you as a trainer to teach exercise in a manner that enhances learning while respecting safety and effectiveness. The NAFC will teach you how to move the human body optimally in all the movement planes and foundational exercises.

The Complete Course Includes 2 Main Parts

Part 1: Online Home Study, which includes the following:

Personal Training Practical Application PDF Manual
The Personal Training Practical Application Workbook is a practical guide that shows the student trainer the concepts, proper range of motion and body mechanics, that will enable them to becomes uccessful and standout among their peers in the industry.

Weight Training Manual
Learn basic anatomy, biomechanics and applying this knowledge in training settings for specific muscle groups. Guide clients in maximizing results while minimizing injury risk.

Fitness Assessment Manual
Learn assessment techniques for measuring cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition. Practice applying these test results for individual program development and goal setting.

Lifestyle Consultant Manual
Learn to effectively communicate the health benefits of fitness, disease prevention, diet and nutrition, behavior modification, stress management, and total wellness. Develop motivation and behavior modification strategies to enhance compliance with a fitness and wellness program.

Part 2. Online Practical Skills Virtual Workshop

The NAFC PT Certification Course also includes the complete ONLINE Virtual Practical Skills Workshop (a $149.00 value). A library containing ALL the videos that are presented in the optional LIVE Practical Workshop.


The Simple Steps to Getting Certified

ASPATA & the NAFC Have Made the Steps to Certification Easy Using our ‘ASPATA E-Z Cert. 4-Step System’.

Step 1. Register & pay online for the NAFC PT Certification course Once you do this, you will be emailed the link to your new member account within 72 hours, at which time all the materials required; PDF text books, PDF study aids, and Virtual Practical Skills Workshop Video Library.

Step 2. Read the manuals in any order you like. At the end of each manual, there is a corresponding on-line multiple / true & false test (requires webcam).

Step 3. Watch all the videos in the Online Virtual Workshop. Once you have watched all the videos, and done the corresponding activities with each you are ready for your GYM FLOOR PRACTICAL TEST. Check the ASPATA schedule for an upcoming Practical Test date in Bangkok (or a city near you). ** If you cannot find a date that suits you, private tests can be arranged for an additional fee of ($25 USD or local equivalent, cash only).

Step 4. You will be emailed your certification in PDF to print out.

OPTIONAL Live Practical Workshop!

If you really want some hands on learning with one of our Master Trainers, you can attend one of our international 1 day practical skills workshops. Just make sure to look at our online schedule for one near you, and then invest in option 2 below.


Do I need to do the LIVE Practical Workshop? Not at all! The LIVE Practical Workshop is just an option for people who want some intensive hands on training with our international master training team. You do however need to complete the online Virtual Workshop.

How do I do my mandatory Practical Skills Test?  This test must be completed in person and takes about 1 hour. Please look at the schedule page for a Practical Skills date at a city nearest you. Then email us to set a time on that date.

How long is my certification valid for? NAFC certifications are good for 2 years before CEC’s are required. As long as you get your CEC’s, it will NEVER EXPIRE!

Do I get hard copies of books & certificate? No. To save obvious shipping costs and keep your course rates low, all materials and the certificate are in high-res PDF formats. But they are easy to print out. THERE ARE NO HARD COPIES OF ANYTHING PROVIDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE.

**If I do the LIVE Practical Workshop can I do the practical test while I’m there? Yes! The practical exam is administered on that day.

Who is the NAFC recognised by? The NAFC is both NBFE and IACET accredited.

What people are saying about the NAFC certification courses:
– “What I have found, though, is that this organization is all about really focusing on injury prevention, as Personal Training has received such a bad rep for “hurting people.” They want their fitness professionals to come out with a working knowledge of what they are doing. NAFC wants to know that they are putting quality trainers out that will uphold the standards and integrity of working with the livelihood (and physical bodies) of their clients”.

– “They have been around for a long time and the quality of the training has always been good. With NAFC the study materials were well laid out and the study guide was representative of the exam. The level of detail on the exam was much deeper for NAFC than other certifications”.

NAFC Personal Trainer Certification:*

Refunds / Credits

  • There are no refunds on courses, workshops or online courses.
  • In the event you cannot make a registered live course/workshop, please email us, and if approved, we can transfer your registration to the next workshop/course date (same workshop/course), or a different workshop/course of your choosing within a 4 month period.
  • All NAFC Online and ASPATA Online courses cannot be refunded, or credited as they are personally created online portals with downloadable content.
  • A minimum of 5 people is required for live courses. In the event that the minimum is not reached, your money will be refunded in full.
  • course pre registrations are held up to 2 weeks before your course. DO NOT purchase plane tickets (if applicable) until you have your confirmation. Deposits can be made through PayPal invoice, CC authorization form (charged only when the minimum students is met) via email, local Thai bank transfer, or cash at ASPATA.
  • ASPATA will not be held responsible for personal travel costs before course is confirmed.

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