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Become a Personal Trainer in New Jersey - NJ

Becoming a personal trainer can be a fulfilling career path for someone who enjoys working with people and helping others achieve the goal of improving their health.  Although New Jersey currently does not require certification or a license in order to be a personal trainer, someone may want to gain certification through a nationally recognized program on their own anyway in order to show their clients their professionalism in the field and prove their knowledge.  This may also help in employability.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is an expected increase up through 2016 in the employment of fitness workers up to 27%.  Projected employment nationally for 2016, from the same source, is 298,000 fitness workers.  The aging population and increase in the amount of fitness clubs and gyms spurs this increase in employment.

Steps to Becoming a Personal Trainer in New Jersey

The proposed Fitness Professional Licensing Act, New Jersey Senate number 2164, which was introduced on October 6, 2008, is pending legislation in New Jersey for personal trainers and may require them to become licensed in New Jersey.  One of the stipulations for state licensure would be that the personal trainer already has certification from the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE).  This is another incentive to get national certification, in case this act passes.  There are licensing requirements in New Jersey for athletic trainers but an athletic trainer works primarily with athletes whereas a personal trainer caters to the needs of anyone who wants to improve their physical well-being.  Becoming an athletic trainer has much stricter guidelines in New Jersey currently than becoming a personal trainer.  If the Fitness Professional Licensing Act ends up passing, then there will be more things that a personal trainer candidate will need to do in order to work as a personal trainer in New Jersey, including getting a license.  In New Jersey, personal trainer certification after completion of a training program is a smart move considering the likelihood of soon-to-be imposed requirements.

New Jersey Personal Trainer Professional Associations

Currently there are no professional associations for personal trainers in New Jersey.
Even though there currently are no requirements for a personal trainer to have a license or certification in New Jersey, it is a good idea to keep updated in case this changes.  The government body in New Jersey that monitors licenses can be contacted below:

Department of Law and Public Safety
Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone:  1-800-242-5846
Website:  http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov
Email:  askconsumeraffairs@lps.state.nj.us


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