Turn your love for fitness and helping others into a rewarding career. As a certified personal fitness trainer, you don’t just help people workout, you help change behaviors that change lives. If you’re ready to make a difference, This course is ready to show you how.

This AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer online certification combines the most current science with over 35 years of experience and leadership in the fitness industry. We’ll cover these key topics to get you prepared.

  • The Human Body & Exercise Physiology
  • Behavior Modification and Communication Skills
  • Fitness Screening, Health Assessment and Injury Prevention
  • The Basics of Nutrition and Weight Management

And so much more.

You must complete the program within one (1) year of your enrollment date. Currently certified AFAA instructors will earn 15 CEU credits upon the successful completion of this course. A valid photo ID and CPR/AED certification are required at the time of your exam. *Testing equipment requirements: webcam, microphone, and internet connection.

In order to participate in this training, you don’t need any background in fitness education.

Dates and location
This is an online course, you can start at any time.
The training is concluded with an online theoretical exam.

Theory exam
100 multiple choice questions (120 minutes): online exam (own laptop).

The Personal Fitness Trainer certification includes:

  • Learn at your own pace with 14 on-line video lectures
  • Personal Fitness Trainer downloadable study guide
  • Personal Fitness Training: Theory & Practice textbook
  • Sample multiple-choice test questions
  • An independently monitored and authenticated online exam, 120 multiple choice questions
  • AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer certification (upon passing the online exam and providing proof of current hands-on CPR/AED certification).

And much more.

- Self-study estimated 60 hours.
- Giving training / own skills minimum 15 hours.

The total course material will be available to you for one (1) year.

425 euro including online exam and textbook (includes VAT and shipping costs within the Netherlands)
(Excluding; Extra charges for shipping outside NL)

For substantive questions and assistance during the course or question for the tutor, please contact one of our study coaches at

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With the STAP budget you can follow this training, if it costs less than 1000 euros, completely free of charge. The next subsidy round starts 1th May 2023! Register on time and after registration you will receive your STAP registration certificate from us with which you can apply for your STAP budget.

We will register your registration in the STAP portal and notify you by email when you can complete your subsidy application in the STAP portal.

Why EFAA courses?

  • More than 30 years of experience
  • Already trained more than 25,000 people
  • Recognized by NL Actief
  • European (EQF/eReps) recognition Europe Active
  • Official training partner NASM
  • Combination training online and practical learning
  • Locations throughout the Netherlands
  • Affordable combination and total packages
  • Payment in installments possible



locations & start dates

On-demand opleiding (geheel online te volgen)