2023 Edition

ACE Personal Trainer Certification Test

ACE Personal Trainer Certification typically leads to professional growth and more money. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) designed the personal trainer certification to be the first step into a successful and growing career field.

This ACE Personal Trainer Certification Practice Test will give you an idea of the types of questions and sections on your actual exam. It was written by Christy Hamilton and Susan Hill, personal training experts.  The Practice Exam Kit for the ACE Personal Trainer Exam has 750 questions and fully explained answers, with a test simulator and more.


Client Interviews and Assessments

1. This Questionnaire serves as a non-invasive, minimal health-risk appraisal designed to determine contraindications to exercise.
2. What information does the Health History Questionnaire collect?
3. What blood pressure measurement is considered to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease?

Program Design and Implementation

4. Saying things like, "I understand, 125 feels like your ideal weight," is an example of which positive listening skill?
5. What is an example of the "tell, show, do" technique used in the early stages of training?
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6. What is the recommended frequency of cardiorespiratory training generally accepted by ACE for healthy adults?

Program Progression and Modification

7. James has been training for and competing in triathlons for 5 years. He wants to increase running speed and cycling power. How many times should you suggest he train per week?
8. Mary has been training with you for 2 weeks. She can currently perform 45 sit-ups in 2 minutes. What is the best way to progress?
9. What is the general idea behind periodization?

Professional Conduct, Safety and Risk Management

10. Which of the following is an absolute contraindication to stretching?
11. When on the treadmill, your client becomes dizzy and passes out. She hits her head on the ground. She is unconscious and non-responsive. What is an appropriate action to take?
12. If you are working as an independent contractor and a gym does not provide you with liability insurance, what should you do?