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Jumpstart your fitness career with NASM-CPT

Certified Personal Trainer 

Are you a current or aspiring personal trainer? The NASM-CPT program is designed with you in mind. The systematic, evidence-based approach for designing exercise programs can prepare you to help anyone. 

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About PFC Academy

PFC Academy is a fitness education centre for industry-relevant and offer high-quality fitness instructor courses. PFC Academy is the authorised education partner of National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) in Malaysia & Singapore.

At PFC, we believe in raising and setting the bar in the fitness scene in Malaysia and across Asia. We’re passionate about integrating inspirations and knowledge so that you have the tools to be a well-versed fitness professional; we want to empower you to be the best that you can be.

Your growth is our growth. Here at PFC, your progress matters to us.

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Why Choose Us

Become a creditable personal trainer with NASM-CPT, the most recognised Personal Trainer Certification in the industry 

Hit a roadblock in your studies? Our team of NASM Certified Personal Trainers will always be there to guide you

Virtual Live Workshop and/or Face-to-Face Live Workshop, Online Learning Account, Hard-copy Textbook, Exercise Videos, Practice Exams & 3 Final Exam Attempts

Self-paced learning, perfect for students and working adults 

Learn how to use and apply the NASM OPT model, the training model that provides you with a systematic approach to developing personalised training plans, to train anyone. It is easy-to-use, adaptable and versatile.

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Up to 24-months 0% interest plan available

What is NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)?

For over 30 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has developed the most successful personal trainers in the fitness industry. Headquartered in the US, NASM has been world-renowned for the quality of its personal trainers and the scientific rigor of its program.

Whether you are new or a current gym instructor, personal trainer or fitness instructor, the NASM-CPT program is designed with you in mind. Our systematic, evidence-based approach for designing exercise programs can prepare you to help anyone reach their fitness goals – from beginners to professional athletes.

This and all other NASM programs are founded on principles contained in NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, the industry’s premier science-based training model.

The most sought after personal trainer certification in the fitness industry. 

Provides skills to design fitness programmes based on the latest scientific research, and not anecdotal evidence.

The most rigorously tested system available to fitness professionals today.  

Gain specialised capabilities to increase your earning potential.

The GOLD STANDARD when it comes to personal training. Distinguish yourself from your peers. 

Sets the standard in fitness, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional assessment, and program design.

NASM-CPT Live Workshop (click to view programme details)

Workshop Coaches

Jeremy Ng
NASM Master Trainer, CPT, CES, PES

Chief Education Officer|Director|Educator|Personal Trainer

Founder of PFC Studio, Jeremy has been heavily involved in Malaysia’s fitness scene for over a decade. Driven by an insatiable desire to cultivate educated fitness, Jeremy genuinely seeks to help trainers keep up with the latest scientifically backed training methods and principles.

NASM Master Trainer, CPT, CES, PES

Chief Education Officer|Educator|Personal Trainer

Specialising in strength & conditioning, Joel has the experience working with athletes of all levels. Some of athletes and associations he has worked with include the young guns from LTAM, SRAM and PGM training programs. His specialty lies in working with athletes who are juggling between school and training and athletes who are transitioning into a full fledged training regime.


I'm an existing personal trainer. Why is it necessary for me to get certified?

Yes! While experience is important, equipping yourself with a well-recognised personal training certification that is based on research and client experience. NASM will not only increase your credibility as a personal trainer, you will gain fundamental knowledge to safely and effectively design fitness programs that help clients achieve their goals. 

As you gain a strong grasp on the fundamentals of fitness, movement, exercise science, training, and coaching, through the NASM-CPT certification, you will be empowered to train clients of all fitness levels and conditions, and thus expanding your earning opportunities. 

What differentiates NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) from other certifications?

The NASM Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model sets NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) apart from the rest of the industry.

NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model has been extremely successful in helping clients reduce their body fat, increase lean muscle mass and strength, and improve performance and overall health.

NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model is:

  • The industry’s first comprehensive training system. Based on scientific, evidence-based research.
  • Takes the guesswork out of program design.
  • Helps you produce consistent and remarkable results for your clients.
  • Developed to concurrently improve all functional abilities, including flexibility, core stabilisation, balance, strength, power, and cardiorespiratory endurance.
What is the process of becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)?

Once you attend the 2-day virtual live workshop or 3-day live workshop, you will be given an NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) online account where you will gain access to NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) online resources (tutorials, exercise library, quizzes, unlimited practice exams). Once you are ready for your final exam, make an appointment to attempt your final exam at PFC Studio. For students from other states or overseas, online invigilated exam can be done via zoom. You are given 365 days to complete your final exam.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) is designed to allow for hands-on learning, self-directed and self-paced study (2-day virtual live workshop or 3 days of live workshop and online studies thereafter).

Do I need to re-certify? How often and why bother re-certifying? How much does it cost to re-certify? 

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) graduates are required to undergo re-certification every 2 years. They are required to collect 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs) by attending NASM approved courses. The re-certification fee is RM689 (inclusive of 6% SST) for every two years. There is so much to learn when it comes to fitness so the re-certification requirement is just another way to ensure that trainers stay on top of their knowledge because when it comes to your career and your clients, don’t settle for less.

NASM now offers “Recertify for Life” option. This gives NASM Certified Personal Trainers the opportunity to avoid renewal fees with a one-time fee of RM1749 (inclusive of 6% SST). NASM-CPTs are required to collect 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs) every 2 years by attending NASM approved courses.

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Our Students

“Over the past 3 days, I’ve gained a lot of useful knowledge on how to train clients properly and safely to improve posture and allow optimal performance. Not only that, I’ve also learnt effective communication skills when it comes to working with clients.

I’ll definitely recommend this course to my friends especially those who are passionate about fitness and interested in learning more about personal training. I am glad to be a part of the NASM family. Thank you Team PFC for everything you’ve done for us. Really appreciate it.”

Zi Wei
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

“I always love to challenge my limits. In 2017, had two painful lower back fractures and a rotator cuff injury during my preparation for my bodybuilding and men's physique competitions. It made me eager to learn more on how to keep training my best in every training session while staying injury-free. Searching online for the best personal trainer certificate that teaches the science behind training our body and how to keep improving without injuries, I found NASM-CPT which taught me how to train different body types and various conditions with proven scientific methods. Through Facebook, I found PFC Studio, they provide NASM-CPT program and after the live workshop from NASM master trainer Jeremy Ng and his team, I gained a better understanding on the course and it has helped me a lot in passing the tough final exam. I'm thankful for master trainer Jeremy and the PFC team that helped clarify all my questions and even though I asked a lot, you guys still helped answer my questions clearly. I feel satisfied completing NASM-CPT but I know learning never ends and I will definitely keep coming back to learn more at PFC Studio."

Sheikh Abror
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, PT Manager @ Seven Star Gym Desa Indah Block 86

"I really enjoyed learning fitness from a more scientific perspective and I absolutely loved the atmosphere of the workshop! It helped me gain a deeper understanding of fitness and the exercises in terms of why we should do it in certain ways.

The live workshop was very well organised, clear instructions, very detailed, and very enthusiastic coaches!”

Sharia Tan
NASM-CPT Participant


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Workshop Fees

Face-to-Face Workshop Venue 

PFC Studio - Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Singapore

Jumpstart your fitness career with NASM-CPT

100% Online Bundle :
NASM-CPT 2-day Virtual Live Workshop + Online Self-Study


*Price includes 6% SST, excludes textbook shipping fee

  • Upcoming Workshop date: 9th October 2021 and 10th October 2021 
  • 2-day virtual live workshop
  • NASM-CPT version 6 textbook
  • NASM-CPT online resources & unlimited practice examinations
  • 3 attempts at your final exam (to be completed  within 365 days)
  • International certification upon successful completion of your examination
  • Get listed on NASM Validate Credentials as a CPT
  • Please note that with this option, you are required to obtain a CPR & AED certification (require to sit for your final exam) 
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The Ultimate Bundle :
NASM-CPT 2-day Virtual Live Workshop + 3-day Face-to-Face Workshop + Online Self-Study


*Price includes 6% SST, excludes textbook shipping fee

  • Upcoming Workshop date: 9th October 2021 and 10th October 2021 
  • 2-day virtual live workshop
  • Upcoming Workshop date: 17th December 2021 until 19st December 2021 
  • 3-day live (face-to-face) workshop + CPR + AED certification
  • NASM-CPT version 6 textbook
  • NASM-CPT live workshop reading materials
  • NASM-CPT online resources & unlimited practice examinations 
  • 3 attempts at your final exam (to be completed within 365 days)
  • International NASM-CPT Certificate upon successful completion of your examination 
  • Get listed on NASM Validate Credentials as a CPT
  • NASM-CPT T-shirt
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Now that face-to-face workshops are not allowed, how will workshops be held?

We’ve made it easy for you to study from wherever you are with our 100% Online Bundle which includes a 2-day virtual live workshop. This virtual live workshop is 2-day interactive session where you will learn about the NASM OPT model and how to use it to design exercise programs.

If you are one that thrives on in-person interaction, you can also sign up for The Ultimate Bundle which includes a 3-day face-to-face workshop, on top of the 2-day virtual live workshop. We recommend this Bundle as it provides you with ultimate value.