AFAA Personal Training Certification
I was both ACE and AFAA certified for several years but left both certifications lapse due to a change in profession. I did not feel that I would want to be in the fitness field again. The first AFAA certification I took was very easy in comparison to ACE. I elected to do AFAA again since it was easier and because I could recertify without another exam. However, I discovered that the course had dramatically changed and was very comprehensive.
Yes, you can look up answers, but the few questions I got wrong I will never forget because I needed to search through material to find the correct answer. ACE may have increased their intensity also, but I find the AFAA certification to be in depth and a challenge for anyone, especially someone who does not take the course with 23 years of experience in the field as I do.
I chose to recertify since I am not the director of a recreation center specializing in senior activities. We offer many fitness programs and I wanted to build my expertise in this field using this certification as the base.
Is the certification comparison table up to date with AFAA's newest on-line course?