What is accreditation or an approval?
Accreditation or Approval is the recognition that an institution maintains standards requisite for its graduates to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional practice. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation does not secure job placement nor income.

Can the institutional Accreditation system be used to determine whether my credit hours will transfer or what courses will satisfy my professional renewal? Or is my education valid and recognized.

Accreditation does not provide automatic acceptance by an institution of credit earned at another institution, nor does it give assurance of acceptance of graduates by employers. Acceptance of students or graduates is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. For these reasons, besides ascertaining the accredited status of a school or program, students should take additional measures to determine, prior to enrollment, whether or not their educational goals will be met through attendance at a particular institution. These measures should include inquiries to institutions to which transfer might be desired or to prospective employers and, if possible, personal inspection of the institution at which enrollment is contemplated.

There are some stand-alone post-secondary educational institutions and programs that elect not to seek accreditation but nevertheless may provide a quality post-secondary education and are recognized by a number of highly respected Colleges and Universities around the World.

Keep in mind that not everyone need or want to be part of an accreditation or recognition. Many Personal Trainers prefer establishing their own business as independent for many purposes. Depending on your preference whether you want to work for someone or become independent and have your own business. Proper education can be attained from any post-secondary educational institution even if they are not accredited. Accreditation is NOT mandatory and does not secure proper education nor proper job acceptance.

About PROPTA Certifications and Approvals:

PROPTA has had many certifications over the 40 years. These include certifications and Approval by boards recognized Countries, States and Governmental bureaus and by various Olympic committees and fitness federations Worldwide. PROPTA has standards that meet and exceed many of the certifying boards it has been a member of. PROPTA has found that the combination of its own high standards, along with Certification by The National Fitness League and the BPPE, the trainers that graduate from our program are well educated and equipped to train athletes for a variety of amateur and professional careers, including Olympic competitions, and any amateur or professional leagues for bodybuilders, weightlifters, strongman, power lifting  or personal trainers and nutritionists for these sports.

Why not NCCA?

NCCA is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to grant accreditation nor are they recognized by CHEA.

NCCA is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and does not qualify programs for Armed Forces Tuition Assistance.

Further, the NCCA does not accredit institutions or educational programs, only examinations. NCCA specifically states that any organization that seeks accreditation of their examination cannot require candidates to take any of their courses, classes, training, or workshops as a prerequisite to sit for their examination.

It is for these reasons that the PROPTA “Professional Personal Trainers Association”  chose to seek accreditation from another entity, as they truly represent the Elite level of education and experience.

College transfer credits are determined by individual institutions. Check with your college advisor to see if PROPTA courses qualify at your institution. You can have them call our office to discuss the transfer.

Approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

PROPTA institute code # 30824 under Education Code section 94874(f) under exempt status is a private institution and has completed the review of verification of Exempt Status pursuant to the California Private Postsecondary Education act of 2009 (Act) based on the application received.

PROPTA – The Professional Personal Trainers Association Inc. operate as an institution since 2006.

BPPE 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833


The National Fitness League ®

The National Fitness League ® has recognized the Personal Trainers Association as the authority in Fitness and Nutrition education to Approved and Endorsed its courses. The National Fitness League ® is newly formed fitness league enforcing and regulating the fitness and nutrition industry education for certified personal trainers.

The Personal Trainers Association is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau.