Become A Certified Personal Trainer

What does it take to achieve the best personal trainer certification and Develop a thriving personal training business?

First, you must complete the most thorough and comprehensive personal trainer certification available in the country.

PROPTA offers our students the most in-depth training program to ensure our students can launch a successful and rewarding career. When noted bodybuilder and Mr. USA title holder, Joe Antouri created this organization, it was to provide the finest educational program to professional fitness and conditioning trainers. It has since become one of the leading educational bodies in the United States, encompassing multiple areas of expertise including, nutrition, weightlifting, dance, fitness, and youth fitness coaches.

When PROPTA graduates complete their certificate program, they hold the best personal trainer certification available in the industry.

The curriculum will include the following:

Introduction to Kenisiology and Exercise Physiology, Resistance and Free weight training, Anaerobic and Aerobic training, Hands on Proper practical application, Flexibility and stretching, Designing exercise programs, Adult and Older fitness, Business application and legal issues, Body fat testing and measurement and more.

The following steps are required for completion:

  • Written exam submitted by e-mail only.
  • Practical exam hands on proctored by a PROPTA director professional athlete examiner in a gym atmosphere.
  • 20 clinical hours prior to practical exam.
  • CPR Certification (can be obtained during curriculum and must be completed to graduate)

Course Objectives

Understanding The Human Body

The lecture and text book course material examines the anatomy of muscle which pumps blood throughout the body, and discusses the distinction between arteries, veins, and the location of the heart. The relation between muscle function, blood flow, circulation, the nervous system and skeletal system and the direct correlation to fitness and exercise provides students with the base knowledge of proper bio-mechanics.

Proper Bio-Mechanics

Biomechanics is defined as the application of mechanical principles in the study of movement for all living organisms. In other words, biomechanics is the science that is concerned with analyzing how and why bodies move in the way that they do.

Muscle Movement

With over 600 muscles in the human body, understanding how they attach, work in synergy with other body parts is a crucial part of your education.

Muscles can only contract and pull. Therefore, joints have to have two or more muscles working opposite each other. As the first muscle contracts, so the second muscle relaxes. As the second muscle contracts, so the first muscle relaxes. This is known as antagonistic muscle action.

For this to occur, one end of the muscle must be fixed, this is known as the origin. When the muscle contracts the other end of the muscle then moves towards the origin.

The end that moves is known as the insertion.

Muscle Insertion

The origins of both the triceps and the biceps are at the top of the humerus near the shoulder joint. This is the muscle insertion point.  As the bicep contracts, the lower arm (radius and ulna) moves up towards the shoulder. The triceps relax to allow this movement to happen. It is important to understand how all muscles work together, how they attach to bone, tendons, and ligaments to ensure coaches are preparing safe workout routines for their students.

Basic Nutrition

The origins of both the triceps and the biceps are at the top of the humerus near the shoulder joint. This is the muscle insertion point.  As the bicep contracts, the lower arm (radius and ulna) moves up towards the shoulder. The triceps relax to allow this movement to happen. It is important to understand how all muscles work together, how they attach to bone, tendons, and ligaments to ensure coaches are preparing safe workout routines for their students.

Muscular System

The muscular system is comprised of the total of muscles throughout the body that move the skeleton, maintain posture through steady contraction, and generate heat through cell metabolism. Humans have three types of muscle.

Skeletal System

The skeletal system is the system of bones, associated cartilages, and joints of human body. Together these structures form the human skeleton. Skeleton can be defined as the framework of the human body around which the entire body is built. Almost all the hard parts of human body are components of the human skeletal system.

Nervous System

The nervous system is made up of all the nerve cells in your body. It is through the nervous system that we communicate with the outside world and, at the same time, many mechanisms inside our body are controlled. The nervous system takes in information through our senses, processes the information and triggers reactions, such as making your muscles move or causing you to feel pain.

Cardiovascular System

The blood circulatory system (cardiovascular system) delivers nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body. It consists of the heart and the blood vessels running through the entire body.

Older Adult Training

As people age loss, of muscle can occur. Known as Sarcopenia, lack of physical activity is not the only contributing factor. Decreased hormones, and decreased Protein synthesis can all occur. PROPTA students will be equipped to prepare a work out regimen for their older clientele that will assist in increasing flexibility, strength and balance.

Professional responsibility as a CPT / Certified Personal Trainer.

Learn to distinguish your role and identify what your clients needs are, differentiate proven and real evidence from unrealistic and unsubstantiated fads and Identify common health conditions to help improve your clients needs.

Coaching: Relations and Behavior of ClientUnderstanding what is needed to a successful approach with any client, the 3 P’s apply.

  1. Psychological
  2. Physiological
  3. Physical
  • How exercise effects mood and self esteem
  • How exercise effect metabolism and fat loss or weight gain
  • How exercise effect strength / activity and energy

Are you ready to make the commitment

Do you have any questions or You may want to discuss your future with someone, you can email us so we can call you to chat.


Registering For The Course

To register for a course by the Personal Trainers Association, you must hold an HS diploma. Everyone is qualified to start the course of study.

If you are already an athlete and want to be recognized for your hard work, PROPTA will reward you. If you are a competitor from any sport and belong to any association, PROPTA will take that into consideration and reward you with an advanced level status. PROPTA recognizes that you have put in a lot of hard work to achieve your status as a successful athlete.

Am I eligible for Personal Trainer certificate courses?

The following eligibility requirements have been adopted for our Personal Trainer certification exams!

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must hold current adult CPR and AED certificate at the time of the Final exam.
  • CPR certification is required for graduation. Even if you pass, your certification will not be issued without proof of CPR Certification.
  • All though, if you are 16 and would like to get into this wonderful business or even learn proper technique and balanced education, you may take the course with the supervision of a coach or a parent. Please email or call us to inquire.

What you will receive

  1. Books / mailed to you
  2. Online exam / accessible from anywhere in the world. / Unlimited log in and log out
  3. Live taped lectures / View as many times as you like to comprehend the material and real life application.
  4. Proper Biomechanics videos / View as many times as you like to learn the proper way to train people.
  5. Unlimited attempts to complete and pass the Final exam. / You must pass with a 90% or better score. You will have 90 days to complete and pass the exam.
  6. One year support with emails and by phone to facilitate your understanding. An appointment must be made and confirmed by email.Just Ask


Does PROPTA Certified Personal Trainer certification expire?

PROPTA Certified Personal Trainer certification must be re-certified every two years to ensure the Certified Personal Trainer stay up-to-date with the current information, skills and guidelines. The Certified personal trainer could earn CEUs every two years to get a discounted rate on the recertification and advance up one level.

Please read more about Approved CEUs 

Please read more about CEUs Rules & Regulations

How many question on the PROPTA-CPT exam ?

There is a total of 220 questions. Some questions are research questions and some are videos. The exam is open book. You must pass with a 90% score or better. You will have as many chances to retake the exam for FREE within the allotted 90 days.

How will I receive my exam score?

Your exam score will be obtained immediately after you submit your exam. If you pass the exam with 90% or higher score, there is no need to retake it. But if you do not obtain 90%, you can reset the exam immediately and retake again as many time as you like to pass with 90% or higher.

What if I do not pass the exam?

If you do not pass the exam within the allotted time, you can purchase more time to complete. Remember that you have 90 days to complete the course and exam, that is plenty of time. If you tried many times and still did not pass the exam, then you have the option to add more time to complete the exam.

  1. The first Course/Exam extension is $100 USD
  2. The second Course/Exam extension is $250.00 USD
  3. The Third  Course/Exam extension is $350.00 USD and if by then you do not complete, your course will be cancelled.
How long do I have access to complete the course and pass the exam online?

You will have 90 days from the date of enrollment to start and take the PROPTA-CPT exam, You will have access to the course content for 5 years.

The extension for the exam can be purchased by login into your account and extending the course to complete and pass the online exam.

Is the PROPTA-CPT exam online only?

Yes all exams are online, unless you are incarcerated / an inmate in prison, then your exam will be on paper.

Can I get help with my course?

You can request help by emailing us to

Yes we can help. You can schedule a session via ZOOM if you are having issues.

Each ZOOM session is $100 USD / email our office to schedule the session

How can I upgrade my CPT to a higher level?

You may upgrade if you:

  1. Have been certified for 2 years
  2. And have obtained enough approved CEUs to apply to your recertification.
    1. CEUs Rules and Regulations
    2. CEUs / Continuing Education Units
What Happens after I pass the exam? When do I receive my Certificate?

Upon passing the PROPTA-CPT exam, you will obtain a Certified Personal Trainer Certification valid for two years. The CPT-PROPTA Certification will be mailed to your registration address that will be matched with your Drivers License or Government Identification. No electronic certification will be offered or sent.

Please allow 7 days for US National mail.

Please allow 14 days to 21 days for International Mail.

All students must submit the following documentations to obtain any PROPTA certification / NO EXCEPTIONS.

  1. Current Government Identification or Drivers license
  2. Current CPR /AED Certification
  3. Current head shot / for the Certification ID

What CPR/AED providers does PROPTA accept?

CPR and AED Certification must be hands-on, NO internet / online certification is accepted.

You can obtain a CPR/AED from the following organizations.

    1. American Heart Association
    2. American Red Cross


Personal Trainer Certification Course$683.12$1,800.00