American Council on Exercise (ACE)


American Council on Exercise

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American Council on Exercise (ACE) is the largest non-profit certification organization that strives to educate and develop fitness professionals.

Mission: “The American Council on Exercise® is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, American Council on Exercise protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. American Council on Exercise further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.”

Vision: “American Council on Exercise is a progressive organization attuned to the most current industry trends and key health issues facing our country. With adult and childhood obesity being a major crisis affecting Americans in the 21st century, American Council on Exercise is devoted to educating consumers about the critical need to regularly engage in physical activity. We seek to inspire, motivate and encourage America to make healthy living an integral part of our society.”


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • CPR/AED certified
  • Gym experience


  • Exam: $399.00
  • Study materials: $599.00 to $799.00
Starting Costs Exam Voucher (months) Exam Duration (hours) Cert. Duration (yrs) Starting Recert Fee Hours for recert
ACE $599 6 3 2 $49 20
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