Professional Accreditations, Affiliations, Recognitions, and Memberships
NESTA is an international fitness organization with over 45,000 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.
In 2008, the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)® was granted accreditation for it’s Personal Fitness Trainer Certification program by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NESTA is a current member of NCCA, click here to validate NESTA’s current status. For information about the accreditation process and the industry reasons for accreditation, please click here.
NCCA is the accreditation body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). The NCCA accreditation serves as a benchmark on how organizations should conduct certification. There are more than 300 fitness certification programs available to the public.
NESTA is GI Bill approved and offers special rates to our troops and veterans. Click here for more info.
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.
NASM has approved the following programs for 1.9 CEUs each: MMA Conditioning Coach Certification, Triathlon Coach Certification, and Heart Rate Performance Specialist.
As of winter 2012 all NESTA CEU courses can be taken for USA Triathlon CEUs. Our triathlon coaching division (Triathlon Coach Certification) is approved by (USAT) USA Triathlon for 7.5 CEUs.
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