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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.


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California State Approving PROPTA a Huge Honor with Benefits to Help All Military members

The State of California Approving agency for Veterans Education has Granted an Approval for the following tests by PROPTA:

  • Academy 3 weeks Personal Trainers (CPT)
  • Academy 3 weeks Nutrition Tech (CNT)
  • Academy 6 week 2 certifications “Personal Trainer & Nutrition Tech” (CPT & CNT)
  • Academy 6 weeks 1 certification “Personal Trainer” (CPT)
  • Academy 6 weeks 1 certification “Nutrition Tech” (CNT)
  • Academy 6 weeks High Performance Trainer (CHPT)
  • Academy 6 week Mixed Martial Arts Trainer (CMMAT)
  • Home course study “Nutrition Tech” (CNT)

PROPTA is Recognized as a Military Friendly School

The Personal Trainers Association (PROPTA) has been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2010, placing the PROPTA on the top of all schools nationwide.

Tuition Assistance Approved!

The California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education benefit for members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress allows each branch to pay up to 100% of the tuition expenses for PROPTA programs for its members.


GI Bill Reimbursement!

Active military, veterans, and eligible spouses and dependents can request reimbursement from the Veteran’s Administration for testing fees for any PROPTA fitness certification courses listed above.

A Fabulous Opportunity

PROPTA and its members, directors and executives are excited about this approval and are very supportive to all Military members worldwide.


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We are proud to announce the GI Bill approval for the Private Trainers Association also known as The Personal Trainers Association “PROPTA” and would like to invite all veterans to consider a bright new career in the health and fitness industry.

An exciting future is awaiting you; let us help and educate you the right way with experience and knowledge from the best of the best — the Professionals of the Private Trainers Association.

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides benefits and services to the veterans and their families in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the nation. “PROPTA” The Personal Trainers Association is approved  under contract with the Veteran’s Administration. All active military, veterans, and eligible spouses and dependents can now receive reimbursement from the Veterans Administration for Certification for any of the PROPTA certifications. 

For more info, please log on to http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Or you may call the PROPTA office for all the info and forms for reimbursement.

PROPTA courses approved by the GI Bill:

  • Private Trainer level 1 or 2 “CPT” 
  • Professional Trainer “CPPT”
  • Nutrition Tech “NT”
  • Nutrition Consultant “NC”
  • Nutrition Specialist “CNS”*
  • Group Exercise Instructor

PROPTA certification courses are available in the following format:

  • Home course study
  • Internet course study
  • 3-Week course study
  • 6-Week 1 certification course study with an IFBB PRO (PT or Nutrition)
  • 7-Week 2 certifications course study with an IFBB PRO (PT & Nutrition)
  • Academy 6-Week 2 Certifications (PT & Nutrition)

*Note: Effective NOW: all new and renewing PROPTA certified students must hold both a current CPR and AED card at graduation. PROPTA candidates and renewing PROPTA certified students outside the U.S. are required to hold only current CPR due to different international laws. 

Written Exam:

All students must complete and submit the written exam on time to graduate. Fees will be applied to late submission or curriculum will be canceled. No Exceptions.

Am I eligible for Personal Trainer certification?

The following eligibility requirements have been adopted for our Personal Trainer certification exam:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age
  2. You must hold current adult CPR and AED certificate at the time of the exam.
  3. CPR certification is required for graduation. Even if you pass, your certification will not be issued without proof of CPR Certification.
  4. Food Handler’s Permit must be obtained prior to all written and practical exams.

*Note: PROPTA is Accredited and approved worldwide. PROPTA is GI BILL Approved


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The Professional Personal Trainers Association “PROPTA” is Officially Endorsed by the IFBB PRO League Worldwide for 7 consecutive years.

For over 37 years, PROPTA has an unsurpassed reputation as a quality educational institution for physical fitness training. PROPTA certification programs are the gold standard for Personal Trainers, and are recognized by distinguished regulatory organizations including the IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO League” (The International Federation of Bodybuilding).

In recognition of Its high standard of excellence in fitness education, the IFBB PRO League has Officially endorsed the PROPTA Professional Personal Trainers Association for 7 consecutive years directly by Mr. Joe & Mr Ben Weider. The IFBB PRO league is the largest professional Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure organization in the world.

  • The IFBB was formed in 1946 by President Ben Weider and his brother Joe Weider.
  • The IFBB currently has 183 affiliated National Federations.
  • The IFBB currently organizes more than 1000 world, continental, national and regional contests every year
  • The IFBB is recognized by more than 90 National Olympic Committees.
  • The IFBB participates as a medal sport in the following IOC recognized Regional Games:
  1. The Pan American Games
  2. The Southeast Asian Games
  3. The Asian Games
  4. The South American Games
  5. The Central American & Caribbean Games
  6. The South Pacific Games
  7. The African Games
  8. The World Games
  • The IFBB is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia.
  • The IFBB is recognized by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa.
  • The IFBB is member of Pan American Sport Confederation.
  • The IFBB is member of the European Games.
  • The IFBB has been a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) since 1969. GAISF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • The IFBB is a founding member of the International World Games Association (IWGA). The IWGA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • The IFBB supports sports free of drugs and follows the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines with respect to doping controls.
  • The IFBB is supported by millions of youngsters around the world who want to keep healthy and fit through exercise.
  • The IFBB supports Bodybuilding as the ideal anti-aging lifestyle.
  • The IFBB promotes a healthy lifestyle and actively discourages the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
  • The IFBB represents not only an excellent sport but a superb social lifestyle encouraged by numerous governments throughout the world.

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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.

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

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