Is your personal trainer actually certified and are they actually certified by who they say they are? Is that certification up to date? Is that certification accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)?
The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) was created in 1987 by ICE 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. Certification programs that receive NCCA Accreditation demonstrate compliance with the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs, which were the first standards for professional certification programs developed by the industry. - NCCA
This page is to help you locate Professionals in the Field of Exercise Science in your location. Click on the links below to find yours.
National Commission for Certifying Agencies
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- National Accademy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- American Council on Exercise (ACE)
- Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE)*
- National Certification Board of Therapeutic Message and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
- The Cooper Institute (CI)*
- Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
- National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
- National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)*
- National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
- National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)
*Not Currently offering Trainer Finder
If your trainers credentialing agency is not posted above, than his/her certification may not be accredited by the NCCA. By clicking on the agency's name, you will be taken to the Find a Pro in your location.
Below are more Exercise Professional Agencies that are used for expanding ones career in the field of Exercise. Although some are labeled as Certifications, they are not a substitute for an actual Professional Exercise Certification such as Personal Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, Group Exercise Trainers, etc.
- Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
- Titlest Performance Institute (MyTPI)
- TRX Suspension Training (TRX)
Registered Dietitians & Certified Nutritionist
How to Become a Dietitian or Nutritionist
Most dietitians and nutritionists have a bachelor’s degree and have participated in supervised training. Also, many states require dietitians and nutritionists to be licensed. Please go to EatRight.org to learn more about what a Dietition and/or Nutritionist is and what this professional must do become Registered/Certified as an RD/RN.
FLORIDA State Laws for Diet and Nutrition Counseling:
Law: Ch. 64B8-42, Licensure of Dietitians/Nutritionists:
Summary: Florida licenses dietitians and nutritionists, and it is illegal to provide nutrition
services without a license. Only licensed dietitians or licensed nutritionists can engage in
dietetics and nutrition practice, which includes:
(1) Assessing nutrition needs and status using appropriate data;
(2) Recommending appropriate dietary regimens, nutrition support, and
(3) Improving health status through nutrition research, counseling, and
(4) Developing, implementing, and managing nutrition care systems,
which includes but is not limited to, evaluating, modifying, and
maintaining appropriate standards of high quality in food and
nutrition care services.
There is an exemption for those with Florida licenses for another healing art. For the
exemption to apply, dietetics or nutritional counseling must be within the scope of the
practitioner’s license, and the advice must be provided in the course of their profession.
Restricted titles may not be used. Additional exceptions apply to Cooperative Extension Home
Economists and individuals marketing foods or dietary supplements, who may explain the use
of those products to customers.
The law does not prohibit the dissemination of information, instruction of a class or seminar, or
giving of a speech related to general nutrition.
To locate or learn more about specific Health Care providers such as Orthopaedic Physicians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, etc. please visit FloridaHealth.gov.