The National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF) is an established organization in the fitness industry, focusing on education and certification for fitness professionals.

Since its inception in the late 1990s, the NCSF has been committed to providing high-quality certification programs for personal trainers, strength coaches, and all other exercise professionals.

The organization collaborates closely with accredited institutions and regulatory bodies, guaranteeing that their certifications are broadly recognized and respected. NCSF’s certification programs are grounded in current scientific research and best practices, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared for their careers in fitness.

It is NCSF’s mission to establish, assess, and promote qualification standards for exercise Professionals in a continued effort to foster a high level of professional competency and ethical practice, to best serve public interest and safety.

NCSF also offers a wide range of workshops, education, and resources for fitness professionals and enthusiasts helping to establish a community where individuals can come together to learn and enhance their health and fitness.

Certification from NCSF will boost trainers’ and coaches’ credibility elevating them above competitors and helping them to attract more clients and essentially, make more money.


TrueCoach coaches and clients can save 40% on the NCSF CSC and 50% on the dual credentials.

For more details on this and the other Partner Perks available to TrueCoach coaches, check out our Partner Perks page here.

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Article by TrueCoach

First published: April 30 2023

Last updated: January 11 2024