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The ACE Personal Trainer Certificate

Online Study Program

Join Our ACE Personal Trainer Certificate Online Study Program

With 18 Hours of Live Practical Training To Better Prepare You For Your Fitness Career

Highly Recognized

Obtain your personal training certification from one of the highest ranking non-profit health and fitness organizations in the world

Internationally Recognized

The ACE CPT qualification is internationally recognized. Join the ranks of thousands of personal trainers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and the rest of Asia and start changing lives today

Live Practical Workshops

The ACE CPT Course provides 18 hours of practical training that prepares you for your first trainer - client meeting giving you the confidence to sell your skills and professionalism

Preferred Personal Training Certification for Sports Science Students in Hong Kong

I’ve wanted to get a personal trainer certificate for a while so I was nervous to start the journey. Turned out, I didn’t have to be! Fitness Academy is very resourceful. The way they help you learn and guide you during the ACE CPT Course is nothing short of professional. The learning journey was inspiring and I got my certificate in no time!

- Hannah Liao, ACE Certified Personal Trainer


Build your knowledge in exercise science, program design, and the business of personal training

With the NEW & IMPROVED ACE Personal Trainer Study Program, you will receive the highest quality education, anchored in evidence-based exercise science. You will gain the knowledge and skill to design and apply unique exercise programs based on your clients' abilities, needs and goals. Here's a look at what you will learn:

The Role and Scope of practice of Personal Trainers

Gain understanding of the personal trainer's responsibilities and ethics as well as their role within the healthcare continuum and in allied healthcare—plus the various avenues of career development.

Assessments and Programming

Create client programs that improve and maintain health, fitness, weight, body composition and metabolism. Learn about heart rate, blood pressure and circumference measurements, which can be used as a baseline for future progress—plus how to apply exercise progressions to help a variety of clients reach their goals.

ACE Integrated Fitness Model

Become an expert in the ACE IFT®️ Model, a systematic approach to designing and progressing through exercise programs based on the unique abilities, needs and goals of the client.

A Client Centered Approach to Personal Training

Discover the principles of behavior change, effective communication, goal setting, and teaching techniques to create a credible and trusting client-personal trainer relationship that's vital to your client's success.

A modern learning experience to fit your lifestyle


  1. Strengthen your knowledge in fitness (human anatomy / exercise physiology / basic applied kinesiology / sports nutrition / training physiology)

  2. ACE Integrated Fitness Model (ACE IFT®️)

  3. Role of a Personal Trainer and Professional Conduct

  4. Injury Prevention 

  5. Business strategy and legal guidelines



We recommend taking the exam within 3 months of starting the course​

  • Examination is a multiple choice exam conducted online with an online proctor 

  • The passing criteria for the ACE Personal Trainer Examination is 70%



18hour Practical Session 

Course Dates: To be advised
Course Location:
To be advised

Course Time:

9am to 12noon / 1pm to 4pm


English Electronic Text Book

Recorded Videos

Recorded Webinars

English Study Handbook

Online Practice Tests

Access to Expert Articles


Earn The Most Trusted Credential in Fitness & Health

The ACE Personal Trainer Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the U.S. for assessing fitness and allied health certification programs. It is also recognized globally by leading international standards-setting bodies, including iCREPs and EuropeActive. Passing the exam will give you a trusted credential that will pave the way for you to gain employment and help others become more physically active.

Make Your Passion Your Career Today!

Frequently Asked Questions

In what language is the ACE CPT Course taught and assessed in? 

The FAA - ACE CPT Certification will be taught by ACE Master trainers in Hong Kong in the Cantonese language. The Chinese Language final exam will be carried out live in one of our proctoring center.

How Do I sign up for the Exam? Is there an additional exam fee? 

For students who are ready to attempt the ACE CPT Chinese Language exam, our team at Fitness Academy Asia will make the necessary admin arrangements on your behalf. A notice period of two weeks is required and your course fees is already inclusive of the examination fees. In the event that you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, a fee of HKD2,100 is required for a retake. 

What are the requirements needed before I can take my ACE CPT Chinese Language Exam?

You are required to acquire a CPR & AED Certification and an attendance of 70% in all our live and online classes. If you need to find a provider for the CPR & AED Certification, feel free to contact us at

Do you have the ACE CPT Certification Course in English? 

We currently offer the online certification course in English. As a supplement to the ACE Online Course, FAA offers an additional 18 hours of practical training education separately whenever a student takes the ACE CPT Online Certification Course. 

Do I have to renew my ACE CPT Certificate? 

In accordance with industrial practices, you will need to renew your ACE CPT Certificate every 2 years. The renewal process requires you to take ACE accredited continuing education courses and workshops and accumulate 2.0 CEC points in order to for you to stay at the forefront of the dynamic fitness industry. 

Are there any other ACE Education Partners in Hong Kong? 

Fitness Academy Asia is the only official ACE Education partner in Hong Kong and Macao. For more information, please log on to