GI Bill Fitness Education | Eligibility | Military Education Programs


We are pleased to announce our Personal Fitness Trainer Exam certification is recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs as an approved education program.

All military personnel are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement under Section 3676 Title 38 of the US code through the G.I. Montgomery Bill for the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification.

The National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) salutes the brave men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces. We thank you for your services and would like to offer you the ability to earn your Personal Fitness Trainer certification through our tuition reimbursement program.

Our PFT exam is approved and outlined in 38 U.S.C.3689 as IHL Certificate Test: Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT) $249.

To verify our approval you may search the VA database at:

Enter the following information:

L&C Name: Personal Fitness Trainer

LAC Category Type: Certification

State: CA

We are the first selection on the results list, click on the link and our organization profile will be displayed.

How to get started on your new Personal Training career

The student must have served or is currently active in the United States Armed Forces.

1. Purchase the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Exam

What’s included:

  • Proctored certification exam

Your price: $249

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2. To receive your reimbursement, please download and print the application for VA Education Benefits (Form 22-1990) located here:

You will be required to provide a copy of your receipt as proof along with your completed application.

Service Members, and Veterans – submit copy of DD-214 (must include Character of Service), Discharge Certificate, Military Orders, Retirement Certificate, or Military LES. (Only one document is required) Please fax document to (949) 589-8216.

Please note: Due to government regulations we are unable to accept military ID cards for verification of military service. You may black-out any sensitive information on orders, LES, or other military documents submitted.

PFT Candidate Requirements:

– Must be at least 18 years of age

– Must have proof of valid CPR certification from the American Heart Association or the Red Cross

– NESTA exam enrollment must be paid in full

PFT Exam:

Please visit  PSI Exam Requirements page for more information and exam locations.

PFT Program Duration:

90 days from the date of purchase

If you are not qualified to participate in the NESTA Military Reimbursement Program, do not purchase your PFT through the “Add to Cart” buttons on this page. Instead, purchase your PFT package online at: