Pinnacle Career Institue Charges $26,250 for PT Certification
Yes, thats right. Pinnacle Career Institute chargers $26,250 for tuition and books to attend their 18 month Personal Training Course. I went there 2 days ago to check it out and was floored when they told me the price. I even called NSCA and told them about this and they said its flat out ridiculous what they are charging people for tuition and how they are marking up the NSCA Membership and study materials. Thats from the NSCA so if they think it outrageous then whats that say about Pinnacle.
Keep in mind, I purchased my NSCA membership and study materials all for $360, where Pinnacle charges $1500 for the exact same thing. What a joke and its so sad people are actually paying for this.
Pinnacle Career Institute
$1,500 NSCA Membership & Study Materials
$26,250 for 18 months
Pinnacle claims to be accredited and they are NOT. I spoke to one of the local Universities here in Kansas City and they said if any school is accredited they will be listed with the Higher Learning Commission.
Here is the website and phone number so you can check for yourself
Please be aware of places like this that charge these outrageous tuition fees. I was also told that what Pinnacle is charging is the same as one year at a Division 1 University...including dorms and books.
I love this site that Katie has made available for all of us wanting to pursue a career in personal training, however I hope the Pinnacle advertisement and others that operate like Pinnacle are removed and reviews of places like mine are added to prevent people from getting ripped off.
Do your due diligence before spending any of your hard earned money.