NETA's Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Certifications are accredited by the NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies). NETA is one of only two certifying agencies in the fitness industry that offers NCCA accredited Group Exercise Instructor certification (NETA-CGEI) and Personal Trainer certification (NETA-CPT) programs.
Who and what is NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies)?
The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). ICE, established in 1977, is the leader in setting quality standards for credentialing organizations. Through its annual conference, regional seminars, and publications, ICE serves its membership as a clearinghouse for information on the latest trends and issues of concern to practitioners and organizations focused on certification, licensure, and human resource development. Certification programs may apply and be accredited by the NCCA if they demonstrate compliance with each of the 21, rigorous accreditation standards. The standards are designed to assure that the certifying agency can accurately and fairly measure a certificant’s professional competence through standardized testing.
What are the goals of accreditation?
The answer is two-fold:
- One critical goal of accreditation is to provide the general public with reasonable assurance that the personal trainer they employ is deemed competent and professional by a reputable, accredited, certifying organization.
- “Whereas, given the increasing importance of personal training in health, fitness and sports clubs, IHRSA recommends that, beginning January 1, 2006, member clubs hire personal trainers holding at least one current certification from a certifying organization/agency that has begun third-party accreditation of its certification procedures and protocols from an independent, experienced, and nationally recognized accrediting body.
Furthermore, given the twenty-six year history of the Institute for Credentialing...