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Buying ACE exam materials on Ebay

by Joe

I've decided on the ACE personal trainer cert program to start with. I was looking at getting some of the personal training study materials online, possibly eBay. Obviously I would save money, but could you tell me what the negatives are to doing that? Would I be missing out on anything, let's say company support, if I did not buy my materials directly from the company?

Thanks for the help!

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Used ACE exam materials
by: Anonymous

You can save yourself a lot of money by buying used ACE exam materials. You will still have to register for the exam directly through ACE but you don't have to pay the full retail price for the ACE study materials if you are willing to buy a slightly used book. I bought my materials on ebay for about 75% off the list price compared to if I bought them through ACE. And they were the exact same books and flash cards.

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ACE Certified Requires?
by: Anonymous

To add to the original author's questions..

So basically to become ACE certified you can:

(Assuming you are CPR Certified)
1) Buy the ACE study materials you want (New or Used).
2) Take the exam for about $200.

Essentially, you could be certified for roughly $300?


I'd just like to make sure that thinking is correct, as in the Cert comparison it has the program cost as $299. I want to make sure that's not some hidden fee.

*** editor's note: The comparison table pricing includes the standard ACE package of materials and exam. ***

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Buying off ebay
by: Anonymous

I too looked on ebay and my only concern was that I noticed that the published date of the materials listed on ebay was in 2003. I'd be concerned that the books are out of date. I couldn't find anything on the ACE site to confirm if the materials were out of date or not.

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e-bay
by: Tony

I was just wondering this same thing. I also asked the head trainer at my gym today if any of his trainers had this materiel. So did you guys have success with this route? Have any of you gotten the audio CD's off of e-bay or any other used option?

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Done with your materials?
by: Tony

Would any of you who have gone through the test be willing to sell your materials?

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Looking for ACE Study Material
by: Francine

I am looking for Ace Study Material, anybody interesting on selling theirs.I am trying to save some money.Please let me know.Thanks.

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used ace materials
by: Anonymous

Hi, I need the current training manuals for the group exercise certification. Anything you have that you would like to sell would be helpful.
My email: jaye_prosser@hotmail.com.

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2003 version vs. a newer edition?
by: Anonymous

I checked with ACE personel, and the 2003 edition of the ACE Personal Trainer Manual is the most current version. ACE said they should have a new edition out in 2010, but for now the test covers material from the 2003 edition. The exam prep webinar through Exercise ETC was in agreement.

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