This online E-learning program (self-study) is available in English, Chinese and Arabic!

The NASM-CPT self-study program is designed with you in mind. NASM's systematic, evidence-based approach for designing exercise programs can prepare you to help anyone reach their fitness goals - from beginners to professional athletes.

This and all other NASM programs are founded on principles contained in NASM's exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, the industry's premier science-based training model.

Take the first step and begin the journey toward your new career and a better life.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Pre-Requisites: If you don’t have any knowledge on anatomy, physiology and exercise science, we advice you to first take the Basic Personal Fitness Trainer certification. If you want to combine the NASM CPT and the Basic Personal Fitness Trainer certification, we can offer you 125 euro reduction. To use this offer, you have to sign in for both programmes on the same day.

Content Access: 365 days (1 year) from date of purchase


You can choose from the English or Dutch exam. To obtain the US recognized (NCCA) certificate, English exam must be taken. The choice between the Dutch or English US recognized exam must be made at the registration for the CPT Self Study. For the US (NCCA) approved exam, additional exam requirements apply.

Additional Requirements NCCA Exam; you must also have a valid CPR and AED certificate before the theory exam takes place. Your CPR/AED certification you can get at any local Red Cross or at the national Red Cross:

Exam Access: English NCCA: 180 days (6 months), Dutch: 365 days (1 year)

Exam location: Online exam on a supervised location in the Netherlands

Exam Attempts: English NCCA: 1, Dutch: 3

# of Questions on Exam: English NCCA: 120, Dutch: 100

Time limit for Exam: 120 minutes

Passing Score: 70

Pricing for Europe : € 625,-

Course Content: Chapter reading in PDF format, online study modules: several hours of video, exercise library, cueing library, practice exams/quizzes, and study guide. *

Certificate: Mailed via USPS 4-6 weeks after passing exam

NASM PT recognized certificate from the Self Study NASM CPT course: this online exam will lead to a NASM recognized PT certificate but not lead to the European recognized (EQF level 4) certificate. To require the EU recognized certificate, one must do the practical course and practical exam (see NASM Practical Personal Trainer course).

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) program is built on a proven, evidence-based training model that prepares you for real-world situations. Practical and application-focused content is presented in an easy-to-understand format. You'll master complex scientific principles and be prepared to accept the challenge of the certification exam. You'll enter the industry with the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to change lives - including your own!

*Please note this is for self-study course only, in English.

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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 28th February 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 training (completely online)