ACE Certification

How to become ACE Certified

Your ACE certification (American Council on Exercise) will allow you to work as a personal trainer in a variety of the World's countries, including the United States, Canada and all of their states and provinces. You may not be able to work in a local community centre or recreation centre with only an ACE certification, so check your local requirements.

ACE Certification can be used to work as a Personal Trainer in the following places:

  • Big Box Gyms (Snap Fitness, Club 16, Golds Gym, Fitness World)
  • Private Personal Training Studios
  • To work for yourself

ACE registration costs:

  1. CPR/AED Certification
  2. ACE exam $399 USD (for non Infofit Students, $499.00 USD)
Ace Certification - Education Partner

ACE Certification - Phase 1

Step 1
  • Complete Infofit’s Fitness Theory Course
  • Receive letter of course completion
Step 2
  • Complete Infofit’s Personal Training Basics (Weight Training Course)
  • Recieve letter of course completion
  • Take Basic CPR and First Aid Course (8 hours)

ACE Certification - Phase 2

  • Complete Infofit’s Personal Trainer Course
  • Receive letter of completion
  • Complete and pass the ACE Trainer Certification exam

Maintain Your ACE Certification Registration

  • Maintain your CPR/AED certification
  • Complete 2.0 CEC’s (20 Hours) every two years, this can be in the form of webinars, podcasts, online courses or in-person workshops. You can see a list of all of the Infofit approved workshops here.
  • You will need to submit your CEC’s into your ACE account.
  • Renewal cost $129 USD

If you plan on moving outside of Canada or the USA, you can use this website to determine what might be required.

ACE Certification - Trainer Specifics

ACE Requirements
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to write the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam
  • You must hold an adult CPR certification before scheduling your exam
ACE Exam Costs
  • Computer Based Format , $399 USD for the First Time (Infofit students receive a discounted rate . Retakes are $249 USD
  • If you are unable to sit for the original date requested, you may reschedule your exam. A $149 rescheduling fee will be assessed for computer-based exams.
ACE Exam Specifics
  • Passing grade for the exam is about 68%
  • Exam is 150 multiple choice questions
  • Content covers anatomy, physiology and nutrition; screening, assessing and communicating with clients; exercise science, programming, instruction and spotting techniques; lifestyle modification and professional scope of practice