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Yes. NIEW is an Accredited Training Provider by the prestigious International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM). NIEW is nationally and internationally recognized. We have graduates all over the world! Rest assured, you will earn quality credentials as a NIEW certified personal trainer.

NIEW offers free ongoing support and guidance for all current members. Upon request, a certified counselor will be assigned to you to act as a mentor to answer all your questions. Our staff is competent, effective, and committed to your professional growth. Think of them as a fitness mentor or a positive role model to guide you with experienced advice.

This fully certified personal training course is 100% online. There are no expensive books you need to buy. The manual is entirely digital, which saves printing and shipping costs. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to further their education and start a new and rewarding career in the fitness industry. The cost of tuition is extremely competitive.

Yes. Most PT certifying agencies don’t offer a money-back guarantee. We are so confident in our products and service we offer a 100% money-back guarantee! Refund Policy: All sales are final five (5) days after the date of purchase (the “Refund Period”). That is to say, as of the 6th day following the date of purchase, NIEW will not provide refunds, cancellations, or exchanges. We must receive email or verbal notification within five days of the purchase date. If you have attempted or taken the final exam, you will not be entitled to a refund. Non-proctored exam attempts are non-refundable. All refunds are issued in the same form as the original payment.

No! There are never any hidden charges. Many other places charge additional fees for shipping, testing fees, study manuals, etc. The only cost is tuition and the annual dues renewal.

9169 W State St #707
Boise, ID 83714
Phone: (800) 311-3014

Personal Trainer Certification Process

Anatomy, exercise physiology, exercise program design, nutrition, testing & assessment, injury treatment & prevention, stretching, starting a business, advanced insider sales techniques, and much more!

This is an easy three-step process! Join now and select either the Standard Package—pay just $25 annual dues for renewal of member services and certification. Or choose the Premier Package and never pay renewal dues again. The Premier Package is offered at a significantly discounted rate. NIEW Personal Trainer Certification is 100% online, convenient, and stress-free. Study the manual at your own pace and take the exam online when you’re ready. Once you pass you are now a NIEW-CPT! From here just maintain your NIEW-CPT status with CECs.

No. The final exam can be completed on any computer (mobile not recommended).

The NIEW Certification Examination is a combination of multiple-choice, fill in the blank, true-false, matching, and short essays. You must score a minimum of 70% to pass. There is a generous time limit, and you may retake the test if necessary. The examination is a comprehensive overview of the material found within these pages. Once you pass, you will be a fully certified personal trainer, and a certificate and letter of recommendation will be emailed to you.

Not at all! All the material is easy to follow and well organized. We endeavored to remove all the ‘fluff’ that other places pad their manuals with. There is no unnecessary information you’ll never use. In the NIEW manual, you’ll find only what you need to be a fully skilled and expert personal trainer.

No worries. You get to retake the exam once for free. If you need to take the exam a third time, there is a $50 fee to proctor your exam.

Your CPT certificate and letter of recommendation are emailed to you as soon as your exam is proctored and you pass.

You must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school degree or equivalent.


If you are a Standard member your certification expires annually one year from the day you pass the examination. If you are a Premier member your certification does not expire.

Standard members pay annual renewal dues of $25. We also offer a discounted Premier package option where you never have to pay renewal dues again.

Yes. The Premier package option is excellent for those who are serious about their career and don’t what to worry about paying annual fees. The Premier package is offered at a significantly discounted rate.

Yes! Please contact us.

CECs are still required to maintain your CPT status; however, you no longer have to send in annual dues.

Please see our Renewing Certifications page. If you still have questions you are welcome to send us an email.