2023 Edition

NSCA-CPT Certification Test

This free NSCA Certified Personal Trainer certification practice exam will show you the type of questions that appear on the actual certification exam.

The NSCA Certified Personal Trainer exam is comprised of 140 multiple-choice questions based on four subject areas. These subject areas are as follows:

  • Client Consultation and Assessment
  • Program Planning
  • Techniques of Exercise
  • Safety, Emergency Procedures and Legal Issues

To prepare for the NSCA-CPT exam, use our NSCA-CPT Practice Exam Kit with 300 questions and fully explained answers.  It was written by Christy Hamilton,  a certified personal trainer and health and fitness writer, holding certifications as an NSCA Certi


Client Consultation and Assessments

1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is s condition that affects mainly which system?
2. Which of the following comes first in the initial interview?
3. Tight hip adductors and weak gluteus medius muscles can lead to which compensation?

Program Planning

4. Which of the following is an aerobic process through which ATP is replenished?
5. Which of the following is an example of a possible adaptation to tendons and ligaments based on resistance training?
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6. Muscular Power takes what two performance factors into account?

Techniques of Exercise

7. What type of flexibility training induces a passive stretch that does not activate the stretch reflex within the muscle?
8. Which of the following is an example of a dynamic flexibility exercise? i) Arm circle ii) Modified push-up iii) Neck flexion for 30 seconds iv) Lunge walk
9. Which of the following resistance training exercises target(s) the chest? i) Bent over row ii) Dumbbell lateral raise iii) Flat dumbbell fly iv) Flat barbell bench press

Safety, Emergency Procedures and Legal Issues

10. What questions should you ask a victim of a fall who is conscious?
11. All resistance training machines should be spaced at least _______ apart.
12. Which of the following fitness facility structures should be inspected and cleaned daily?