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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.

Bring the book to life in this 3-day workshop.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Live Workshop



Day 1

  • CPR + AED Certification (*Only for Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Johor Bahru NASM-CPT Live Workshop intakes)
  • Introduction to the NASM Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model
  • How to conduct different fitness screenings and assessments
  • How to interpret the results from fitness screenings and assessments

Live Workshop Day 1

Day 2 & 3

  • Allows you to see the bigger picture of the NASM training methodology and covers the WHAT (exercise selection, progressions, & regressions), WHY (scientific rationale) and HOW (practical aspects) including:
    • Flexibility Training Concepts
    • Core Training Concepts
    • Balance Training Concepts
    • Reactive Training Concepts
    • Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts
    • Resistance Training Concepts
    • How to design individualised training programs for different clients’ needs and goals based on screening and assessment results
    • How to design training individualised programs for different clients
    • How to design individualised daily, weekly, monthly, and annual training programs for different clients

Live Workshop Day 2 & 3

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Online Learning Option

Online Learning (Self-Study Only)

RM 3990
  • NASM-CPT version 7 textbook
  • 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
  • Please note that with this option, you are required to obtain a CPR & AED certification (required to sit for your final online exam)

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Too Many Frequently Asked Questions (TMFAQs)

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) is an internationally recognised fitness certification. It is the most rigorously tested system available to fitness professionals today and it is focused on developing fitness programmes based on latest scientific research. This means you will gain knowledge that will set you above the rest.

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) certification sets the standard in fitness – during the duration your studies, you will gain comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional assessment, and program design.

Takes the guesswork out of the program and helps your produce consistent and remarkable results for your clients. The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) program does more than introduce you to the fundamentals of training; It sets you on the path to becoming a leader in the industry;

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.

Once you attend the 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 (3 days of live workshop and online studies thereafter).


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.

Read more about NASM Recertification here.

Yes! While experience is important, equipping yourself with a well-recognised personal training certification that is based on research and client experience such as 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 opportunity.

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What our participants say

“I was referred by a friend to enrol in the NASM-CPT course by PFC. Over the past three days, I’ve learnt that fitness is more than what you see in the gym, learning the fundamentals, effective coaching and cueing skills are all important. Thank you, Team PFC!”
Vanessa Choo
“I learned a lot from the NASM-CPT 3-day course especially the importance of having good postural control and how to move better. It really widen my range of knowledge not just in exercising but also in terms of communicating with people effectively throughout the coaching process.”
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Shawn Low
"I've learnt the in-depth details of NASM OPT Model, program design, there's a lot of theories which are new to me but definitely useful, last but certainly not the least, the course teaches me how to train clients in a more holistic way which covers different training components."
William Sutton
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PFC Studio specializes in four quarters of fitness masteries namely:

  • PFC Studio provides Fitness Education for achievers that wants to elevate credibility in the fitness industry especially through NASM and AFAA.
  • Team PFC conducts Personal Training which systematically tailors to clients’ respective goals and visions.
  • PFC trainers also focus on Post – Rehabilitation Training for clients who are working off an injury or in seek for mobility and flexibility restorations.
  • We also specialize in Golf and Sports Performance Training helping athletes in areas of conditioning and movement related carry overs.