NESTA is an international fitness organization with a world-class faculty with over 55,000 members from around the world. Approximately 10% of all our members are from outside the U.S. NESTA members have thriving fitness careers in over 50 foreign countries. Countries outside the U.S. with the highest number of NESTA trainers/coaches are Canada, Japan, Australia & China. We welcome students from around the world.

NCCA Accredited LogoNESTA currently holds the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation for its Personal Fitness Trainer Certification.



ICENESTA is a current member of ICE (the governing body of the NCCA).  NESTA is currently in the process of reapplying for accreditation.

NESTA is GI Bill approved and offers special rates to our troops and veterans. Click here for more info.

NESTA is a registered vendor for the U.S. Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line program.

The CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration) has approved NESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certification program as a CDR-approved certification. Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietetic Technicians may complete the NESTA PFT certification for 75 CPEUs.

NESTA complies with the Ethics & Safety Compliance Standards as set forth by the (IAFCA) International Association of Fitness Certifying Agencies. ESCS initiative’s goal is to involve nationally recognized certifying agencies and certified trainer compliance requirements through the International Association of Fitness Certifying Agencies (IAFCA).

NESTA is a Corporate Member of IDEA -The World’s Largest Association of Fitness Professionals.

We are a corporate member of IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association). IHRSA helps set standards for the fitness industry.

NBFE Affiliate

NESTA is an approved affiliate of the (NBFE) National Board of Fitness Examiners.

NASM has approved the following programs for 1.9 CEUs each: MMA Conditioning Coach Certification, Triathlon Coach Certification, and Heart Rate Performance Specialist.


NSCA (National Strenght and Conditioning Association) has approved the following programs: MMA Conditioning Coach Certification 2.0 CEUs, Triathlon Coach Certification 2.0 CEUs, Heart Rate Performance Specialist .8 CEUs. This applies to both CSCS and NSCA-CPT.


ISSA (International Sports Science Association) has approved the following programs: MMA Conditioning Coach Certification 20 CEUs, Triathlon Coach Certification 20 CEUs and 15 CEUs for the following programs: Heart Rate Performance Specialist, Biomechanics Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Coach, Group Exercise, Core Conditioning, Sports Injury Specialist, Sport Yoga, Spencer Pilates, TACTIX.

NESTA is listed with Dun and Bradstreet #555767826