The Cooper Institute was recently notified that following an intensive application process, its Personal Trainer Certification (CI-PTr) program has been granted accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for a five-year period. NCCA accreditation is considered the gold standard of quality for fitness-certifying organizations.
The NCCA evaluates organizations on 21 standards within four program areas including purpose, governance and resources; responsibilities to stakeholders; assessment instruments; and recertification. These standards represent the essential elements of a quality professional credentialing program.
We are honored to receive this accreditation from NCCA, said Susan Campbell, vice president of The Cooper Institute Education Division. The accreditation gives qualified certification programs the opportunity to demonstrate legitimacy and credibility to individuals seeking personal training certification and their employers and clients.
The Cooper Institute is one of only seven organizations to achieve NCCA accreditation and the only Texas-based organization with this accreditation.
About The Cooper Institute
The Cooper Institute was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in June 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H. Located in