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Group Exercise Certification

The NETA NCCA Accredited Group Exercise Instructor Certification is designed for individuals interested in teaching exercise in a group setting. NETA has the only NCCA Accredited Group Exercise Certification that provides hands-on training. Does that make ours the best Group Exercise Certification? We’d say so!

In the past 35 years, NETA has helped over 130,000 new instructors get started on their path to the best Group Exercise Certification. The curriculum and exams are continuously updated to stay on the cutting edge of the fitness industry. NETA provides the important foundation needed to become a successful fitness instructor. The primary focus is safe and effective teaching practices. Topics include:

  • NCCA AccreditedAnatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology & Nutrition
  • Cueing, Choreography, Communication & Music Skills
  • Safe Exercise Evaluation

Attaining the NETA NCCA Accredited NETA Group Exercise Instructor Certification exam demonstrates to potential employers your commitment to the profession.

NETA offers 2 options for Group Exercise Certification:

  • Attend a one day exam preparation workshop and gain insight into the basics of teaching group exercise. Exam administered at the end of the workshop. Or…
  • Register with NETA for the “Test Only” option and challenge the exam at over 500 Comira Testing Centers all across the US.

NETA provides extensive learning and exam preparation materials to make learning efficient, effective and enjoyable.

Many people choose the Group Exercise Certification path because they have experienced firsthand the many benefits of achieving fitness goals alongside like-minded individuals. With the support, challenge, and fun that group exercise brings, we are excited to see our enrollment in Group Exercise Certification course grow each year. With enduring demand, our materials and experience have only gotten better over time, and we and our trainers stand proudly at the forefront of the industry. We understand that when you embark on the journey toward the best Group Exercise Certification, you aren't simply seeking a career, but are looking forward to doing what you love and doing it well. We're looking forward to helping make that dream a reality!

**Note NETA does not require one to attend a workshop or to purchase NETA study materials to be eligible to take the Group Exercise Instructor Certification exam. Exam only options are available at Comira Testing Centers with over 500 locations across the US.

Fees Early Bird* $249
Standard $299
On-site $309

*Early bird discount if you register 30 days prior to workshop *Price includes Certification Exam

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You may also take the workshop for CECs only, call for details: 1-800-237-6242

Times Check-in @ 7:45 am
Workshop @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
End times may vary depending on class size.
Credits 6 NETA
NETA certifications require preparation and study prior to taking the exam. If you are registering for a Group Exercise Certification we strongly recommend that you purchase the NETA Fitness Professionals Manual (Item# 135) and the Fitness Professional's Workbook for Group Exercise Instructors (Item #26).
Materials Recommended NETA FITNESS PROFESSIONAL'S MANUAL, 4th Edition (2014)
Order and study the materials 30 days in advance.
This new and improved manual is designed to help you prepare for the Personal Trainer or the Group Exercise Instructor certification. The manual includes 25 chapters with over 350 pages focusing on topics such as communication, behavioral change, exercise science (e.g., anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology), principles of nutrition and weight management, health screening and fitness assessment, exercise program design, fundamentals of group exercise, special populations, and legal considerations. Each chapter concludes with review questions to test your knowledge. It is recommended that candidates review the manual for at least 30-45 days prior to the examination.
Item #135 $59.00
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More than 100 activities including the Group Exercise Instructor Practice Test ($10 value), labeling muscle and bones, matching, fill-in-the-blank and math problems designed to help you master the material in NETA’s The Fitness Professional's Manual. This is an excellent tool to prepare for the Group Exercise Instructor workshop and certification exam. 50 questions. Item #26 $29.00
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Item #14
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Study and prepare for certification (and earn CEC's later) or refresh newly acquired skills or just brush up on the basics of teaching group exercise. The DVD, created and produced by NETA, and the course materials provide a thorough review of class formatting, teaching skills, cueing techniques and coaching tips for all segments of a group exercise class. Whatever skill level, this is a great home study for you.
Item #9011
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This package includes the following products and will be shipped:

  • The Fitness Professional's Manual, 4th ed.
  • The Fitness Professional's Workbook for Group Exercise Instructors

Item # 171 $79.00
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This package includes the following products and will be shipped:

  • The Fitness Professional's Manual, 4th ed.
  • The Fitness Professional's Workbook for Group Exercise Instructors
  • Practical Skills for Group Exercise
  • Education Department (1-800-237-6242/ Support
  • Voucher for $10.00 Your First NETA CEC Course

Item # 173 $129.00
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Group Exercise Study Tips and Schedule (PDF)

- 2014 Exam Candidate Handbook (PDF)
- Policies & Procedures (PDF)
- Practice Analysis Development & Validation (PDF)
- Examination Technical Report (PDF)
- Re-certification Handbook (PDF)
- Summary of Certification Activities (PDF)
- NCCA Certificate Accrediting NETA (PDF)

Test Only
Register for the Test Only with NETA. Available at Comira testing Centers' 500 lcoations across the U.S. For details, call 1-800-237-6242. Does not include workshop.

Group Exercise Certification Test Only
Item #900 $239

Exam Results can take up to 30 days to receive by USPS First Class Mail. Results cannot be emailed, faxed, or given over the phone.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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